37 Facts About Ami Bera


Amerish Babulal "Ami" Bera is an American physician and politician who has been serving as a member of the United States House of Representatives from California since 2013.


Ami Bera is a member of the Democratic Party and represents.


Ami Bera has been a vocal advocate for environmental protection and has supported efforts to combat climate change and promote renewable energy.


Ami Bera has authored and co-sponsored several pieces of legislation, including the Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act, which provides funding for healthcare services for Native American communities, and the Global Food Security Act, which aims to promote food security and combat global hunger.


Ami Bera has been involved in various community organizations, including the American Red Cross and the California State Board of Education.


Ami Bera is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and has been a strong advocate for diplomacy and global engagement.


Ami Bera has been recognized for his leadership on issues related to healthcare, foreign policy, and environmental protection.

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Two years later, Babulal Ami Bera was joined by his wife, Kanta.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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


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.


On November 13,2012, Ami Bera attended freshman orientation as congressman-elect while votes were still being counted.


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.


The 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.


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


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


Ami Bera stated that, while it was a tragedy, he was more focused on the treatment of Sikhs in the US and could not dictate how the Indian government should approach the matter.


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.


In 2018, Ami Bera was reelected, garnering 155,016 votes and defeating Republican Andrew Grant, a former US Department of State official, who received 126,601.


In 2020, Ami Bera was reelected, garnering 217,416 votes and defeating Republican Buzz Patterson, a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who received 166,549.


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


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


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


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


On November 19,2015, Ami Bera voted for HR 4038, legislation that would effectively halt the resettlement of refugees from Syria and Iraq to the United States.


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.


In 2017 Ami Bera voted against the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.


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.


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