28 Facts About Ami Bera


Amerish Babulal Bera is an American physician and politician serving as the U S representative for since 2013.

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Ami Bera was born in Los Angeles and raised in the Orange County city of La Palma.

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Ami Bera attended John F Kennedy High School while living there.

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Ami Bera's parents are from Rajkot, Gujarat, and he can understand Gujarati.

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Ami Bera has a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine, earning his Doctor of Medicine degree there in 1991.

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Ami Bera served as the chief medical officer for the County of Sacramento and later as the associate dean for admissions at the UC Davis School of Medicine.

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Ami Bera challenged three-term Republican incumbent Dan Lungren in the general election for.

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Ami Bera raised more money than Lungren for the five quarters through mid-2010, making him the only Democratic challenger with more cash than a sitting Republican member of the House.

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Ami Bera was one of 17 candidates the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee targeted to take over Republican-held or open seats in 2010.

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Ami Bera cited health care, education and economic recovery among his top legislative priorities.

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In 2010, after Bera accepted a $250 donation from Basim Elkarra, executive director of the Sacramento chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the California Republican Party called on him to return the money.

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Ami Bera ran for reelection in 2014, facing former Republican congressman Doug Ose, who had represented what was then the 3rd from 1999 to 2005.

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Hill reported that Ami Bera's campaign received donations from parents of another Democratic candidate, Kevin Strouse, only to have Ami Bera's parents then donate a similar amount to Strouse's campaign.

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Ami Bera stepped up immediately as a freshman to take a leadership position.

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Ami Bera was out early advocating on our big issues like No Budget, No Pay.

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Ami Bera faced Republican Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones in the general election.

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Since 2016, which saw the election to the House of three other Indian-Americans and to the Senate of the first Indian-American Senator, Kamala Devi Harris, Ami Bera has been described as the "Godfather" of Indian-Americans on Capitol Hill.

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In October 2013, Ami Bera announced that he would give up his federal pay for the duration of the government shutdown.

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Ami Bera announced that in response to sequester cuts, he would donate 8.

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Ami Bera received criticism, including from labor groups like the California Labor Federation, for parroting lobbying firms.

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Ami Bera later wrote an apology, though he stood by the sentiment of the op-ed.

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In 2022, Ami Bera was bitten by a rabid fox on Capitol Hill and received the appropriate shots.

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In 2016, Ami Bera called on the Pakistani government "to take responsibility and start cracking down" on terrorists based in its country, and praised the Indian government for its restraint in the face of a recent attack on an Indian air force base by Pakistan-based militants.

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In 2022, Ami Bera was one of 16 Democrats to vote against the Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act of 2022, an antitrust package that would crack down on corporations for anti-competitive behavior.

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In February 2017, Ami Bera was elected ranking member of the House space subcommittee by House Democrats.

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Ami Bera's district includes a major Aerojet Rocketdyne facility, east of Sacramento.

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Ami Bera opposed the overturning of Roe v Wade, calling it a "blow to women's rights and reproductive health care".

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Ami Bera is one of only two Unitarian Universalists in Congress.

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