Ami Bera

Tulsi Gabbard asks US Justice Department to investigate hate crimes

 Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in US Congress, has expressed concern over a series of hate crimes against Indian-Americans and asked the Justice Department to investigate all violent acts motivated by bigotry to promote a pluralistic society.

Mar 24, 2017, 10:51 AM IST

Five Indian-Americans take oath as members of US Congress

52-year-old Kamala Harris, whose mother was from India and father from Jamaica, was sworn in yesterday as the Senator from California by outgoing US Vice President Joe Biden.

Jan 04, 2017, 13:09 PM IST

168 House Democrats ask Donald Trump to rescind Steve Bannon's appointment

A total of 168 Democratic lawmakers, including Indian-American Ami Bera, have asked President-elect Donald Trump to rescind the appointment of Steve Bannon as his Chief Strategist for the latter's alleged links with white nationalists.

Nov 17, 2016, 07:45 AM IST

Congressional resolution introduced backing India's UNSC bid

India is the only country which has been endorsed by the Obama administration for a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

Jun 16, 2016, 10:11 AM IST

Lawmakers move amendment bill to bolster Indo-US defence ties

The amendment has strong bipartisan support in the House of Representatives, as demonstrated by the fact that the House India Caucus Chairs (Congressmen Holding and Bera) sponsored it along with the Chair and Ranking Member of House Foreign Affairs Committee (Chairman Royce and Ranking Member Engel, respectively).

May 13, 2016, 07:36 AM IST

Congressman Ami Bera endorses 2 Indian-Americans for Nov elections

Congressman Ami Bera, the only Indian-American lawmaker in the current Congress, has endorsed two other fellow community members running for elected offices in the November general elections.

Mar 04, 2016, 06:18 AM IST

Ten US lawmakers wish Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak!

Ten US lawmakers including the lone Indian-American Congressman Ami Bera and Tulsi Gabbard joined "Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists across the world" in celebrating Diwali.

Nov 11, 2015, 11:13 AM IST

US House introduces resolution on India's Independence Day

 Ami Bera, Co-chair of Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans, has introduced a resolution to recognize India`s Independence Day and the significance of the US-India partnership.

Aug 01, 2015, 09:46 AM IST

Congressional resolution calls for strengthening Indo-US ties

 A Congressional resolution marking the upcoming 68th anniversary of India's independence has called for continued strengthening of Indo-US ties.

Jul 31, 2015, 04:53 AM IST

Indian-American woman announces her Congressional bid

Indian-American Mary Thomas, a government attorney in Florida, has said that she will run for the US Congressional elections in November 2016.

Jul 29, 2015, 10:18 AM IST

US should applaud Modi for reform initiatives: Lawmaker

An influential American lawmaker feels that the US should applaud Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the series of reforms initiated by his government to improve business climate and attract investments.

Mar 26, 2015, 11:34 AM IST

Ami Bera backs Kamala Harris for US senate run

California`s Indian-American Attorney General Kamala Harris, a "good friend" of President Barack Obama, has won the support of the lone Indian-American House member Ami Bera in her run for the Senate.

Feb 05, 2015, 14:32 PM IST

Honour to travel with US President on Air Force One: Ami Bera

Excited by the prospect of travelling with the US President on Air Force One, Indian American Congressman Ami Bera feels honoured to have been invited by Barack Obama to join him on his historic trip to India.

Jan 24, 2015, 11:58 AM IST

Tulsi Gabbard, Ami Bera take oath for their second term in US House of Representatives

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and her Democratic congressional colleague Dr Ami Bera have been sworn in for their second consecutive term in the US House of Representatives.

Jan 07, 2015, 09:06 AM IST

Bera and Holding to be co-chairs of Congressional India Caucus

Democratic Congressman Ami Bera and his Republican colleague George Holding would be the new co-chairs of the powerful Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans.

Dec 12, 2014, 13:13 PM IST

Indian-American Congressman Ami Bera confident of winning Sacramento County seat

 Indian-American Congressman Ami Bera is confident of winning the Sacramento County seat after gaining more than 1,650 votes over his Republican opponent in the polls, with several thousand ballots still to be counted.

Nov 11, 2014, 12:34 PM IST

US election:Ami Bera, Ro Khanna down, but not out yet

As the dust settled down on the US election giving Republicans full control of the US Congress, two trailing Indian-American candidates, Ami Bera and Ro Khanna, both Democrats, were still unwilling to concede defeat.

Nov 06, 2014, 11:32 AM IST

Bera optimistic of winning the Congressional race

Washington: Indian-American Congressman Ami Bera expressed optimism about retaining a California seat in the US House of Representatives even as he is trailing behind by a few thousands votes, hoping that the ballot yet to be counted would give him an edge over his Republican rival D Ose.

Nov 06, 2014, 05:40 AM IST

Indian-Americans pin their hope on Haley, Bera and Khanna

More than two dozen Indian- Americans are in electoral fray for the crucial US elections, but all eyes would be on three young leaders --South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, Congressman Ami Bera and Ro Khanna, who have made a mark in the country's politics.

Nov 04, 2014, 13:58 PM IST

US mid-term polls: Michelle Obama bats for Ami Bera

Hours before the crucial US mid-term polls, Congressman Ami Bera's re-election campaign got a shot in the arm with First Lady Michelle Obama appealing to voters in a California seat, where the Indian-American is locked in a tight contest, to vote for him.

Nov 04, 2014, 12:56 PM IST