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Bera has strongest first fundraising quarter ever
Dr. Ami Bera announced today that his campaign has brought in $387,000 so far for the 2016 election cycle and has more than $350,000 cash on hand. This was Bera's strongest first quarter of a cycle, with $308,000 raised. The vast majority of his support remains local; 87 percent of individual donations were from California and 80 percent were for $100 or less.
“I'm honored by the continued support." Bera said. "It is a privilege to represent Sacramento County families and I'll continue to put them ahead of politics and to fight for bipartisan solutions to the challenges they face."
Bera started his second term in Congress this January after winning the most expensive Congressional race in the country in 2014. Since his return, he's continued his fight for a permanent No Budget No Pay, a bill that says if Congress doesn't do its job, and pass a responsible budget, they don't get paid. He's also worked to pass landmark, bipartisan SGR reform, a much-needed fix to the broken Medicare payment system that will strengthen Medicare and give seniors better access to care. And he's continued his work to bring jobs to Sacramento County, advocating for investment in local infrastructure and working to strengthen economic ties with growing markets in Asia, including traveling to India earlier this year with the President to build the U.S.-India partnership.
Dr. Ami Bera represents Sacramento County in Congress. He’s working to make Congress a place for service and fighting to rebuild an economy that works for middle class families. As a leader of the No Labels' Problem Solvers, Bera is leading the charge to find bipartisan solutions to our nation’s challenges, and worked to pass the No Budget No Pay Act, which says if members of Congress don’t pass a budget, they don’t get paid. He and his wife Janine live in Elk Grove with their daughter Sydra.