SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA – Today, Doctor and Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA) announced he is running for re-election to Congress in the newly drawn 6th Congressional District of California, which lies entirely within Sacramento County and includes most of the district he currently represents.
“My family and I are excited to announce that I am running for re-election to represent California’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives,” said Doctor Bera. “Since entering Congress, I have been laser focused on improving the lives of my constituents here in Sacramento County, including through my efforts to build a stronger middle class, expand quality and affordable health care, and reduce everyday costs for American families. During this time, Sacramento County has experienced an unprecedented growth that has made our region a destination for both families and small businesses.”
Doctor Bera continued: “It has been the honor of my life to represent the people of Sacramento County in Congress, and I look forward to continuing to represent them in our nation’s capital for many years to come.”
Doctor Bera has proudly represented Sacramento County in Congress since 2013. As a first generation American, he attended California’s public schools from kindergarten through to medical school. Bera served his community for 21 years as a doctor, as Sacramento County’s Chief Medical Officer, and then as a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Dean of Admissions at UC Davis, where he taught the next generation of doctors to care for their patients. Doctor Bera has lived in Sacramento County for over 25 years with his wife Janine, who is also a medical doctor. They are proud parents to their daughter, Sydra.
In Congress, Doctor Bera serves as Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia, and Nonproliferation, where he regularly works with Members in both parties to strengthen America’s security and global leadership. Bera also serves as a senior member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, where he has been a leader in the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since being elected to Congress in 2013, Doctor Bera has:
- Returned more than $9.5 million to Sacramento County taxpayers – including thousands for veterans and seniors – in benefits they’ve earned.
- Helped more than 21,000 Sacramento-area residents cut through government red tape.
- Co-founded the Problem Solvers Caucus, a group of more than 40 Members of Congress from both parties who are working together to find solutions to our problems and get past partisan gridlock.
- Secured millions in federal funding through the American Rescue Plan to help Sacramento County recover and rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic, including: getting vaccines to millions of Americans, safely re-opening schools, supporting our local small businesses, restoring critical public safety programs, and supporting law enforcement officers.
- Voted for the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the largest investment in public transportation ever, to repair Sacramento’s roads, bridges, and highways.
- Continued to lead bipartisan efforts to achieve universal coverage and ensure everyone has access to quality, affordable health care.
- Voted to provide a pay raise for our brave servicemembers.
- Been awarded Planned Parenthood’s 2015 Health Champion award after fighting to preserve a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions between her and her doctor.
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