Thursday, September 5, 2013 12:00 am
The United States Senate took a crucial step Wednesday toward authorizing a punitive strike on Syria but deep reluctance was evident in the House, where lawmakers questioned whether the U.S. was in danger of being drawn into another Middle East war.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 12:00 am
Former Republican Congressman Doug Ose has announced on Tuesday that he will seek the 7th Congressional District seat held by Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove. The district includes Herald, Elk Grove and eastern areas of Sacramento County.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 12:00 am
Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, returned Tuesday from a congressional delegation visit to Israel. The trip included meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian chief negotiator Dr. Saeb Erekat.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:00 am
Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, introduced bipartisan legislation with Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, to allow international doctors to remain in the U.S. longer than their visas initially permitted if they agree to practice in underserved areas of the country that are in dire need of more doctors.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:00 am
Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, whose district includes Herald, voted against a bill that he describes as extreme, partisan legislation” that would ban all abortions after 20 weeks.
Sunday, June 2, 2013 6:11 pm
Several Members of Congress spoke out against the current Bay-Delta Conservation Plan and what they consider the lack of input afforded their constituents at a press conference in Sacramento last week.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 6:13 am
haRep. Ami Bera pledged to give 8.2 percent of his monthly pay to organizations in his Sacramento County district that are feeling the impact of the across-the-board spending cuts of the sequester.
Friday, March 15, 2013 12:00 am
California water officials released on Thursday the first part of a $23 billion plan to restore and protect the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta ecosystem and guarantee a stable water supply for millions of Californians.
Friday, February 22, 2013 12:00 am
New Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, whose district includes Herald, will hold an open house of his new district office from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 11070 White Rock Road, Suite 195, Rancho Cordova. A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 7, 2013 12:00 am
Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, was one of 26 Democrats to support a bill that would require President Barack Obama to submit either a balanced budget by the 2014 fiscal year or an estimate stating by which year the budget will be balanced.
Friday, January 25, 2013 12:00 am
Newly elected Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, voted on Wednesday for a bill to suspend the country's debt ceiling for three months. Included in the bill is a stipulation that if Congress does not approve an annual budget, members will have their salaries withheld.
Sunday, January 6, 2013 4:30 pm
Democrat Ami Bera of Elk Grove, who defeated incumbent Republican Dan Lungren in the November election, was sworn into Congress last Thursday.
Friday, December 21, 2012 12:00 am
Two area congressmen say the federal government should look at restricting the availability of assault weapons in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 12:00 am
Anyone interested in serving in either the 8th or 13th Assembly districts or the 5th State Senate District has until 5 p.m. Wednesday to file for the June primary election.
Thursday, July 21, 2011 12:00 am
Local politicians are anxiously awaiting news on what the new
state and federal election boundaries turn out to be so that they
can decide whether they want to seek public office in the 2012
Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:00 am
Elk Grove physician Ami Bera, a Democrat who lost to Dan Lungren
for the 3rd Congressional District seat, has announced that he will
run again in 2012.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 12:38 am
Veteran Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River, won re-election in the
3rd Congressional District over Democrat Ami Bera, of Elk Grove,
and three minor-party candidates. The district includes Galt.
Saturday, October 30, 2010 12:00 am
Ami Bera, Democratic candidate for the 3rd Congressional
District, raised $1,729,069.93 in individual contributions for the
election cycle ending Sept. 30. A story on Page 3 of Friday's
News-Sentinel gave an incorrect figure.
Friday, October 29, 2010 12:00 am
Third Congressional District challenger Ami Bera has raised $2.1
million, which amounts to $1 million more than incumbent Republican
Dan Lungren as of Sept. 30, according to the Federal Election
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 12:00 am
Political observers expect a horse race in Republican Dan
Lungren’s re-election effort against Democrat Ami Bera for the
right to represent Galt and other communities in the 3rd
Thursday, August 19, 2010 12:00 am
The Democratic opponent of Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River, has
returned a $250 campaign contribution from an official with the
Council on American-Islamic Relations after Republicans questioned
whether the donation came from a terrorist.
Monday, August 16, 2010 12:00 am
Motorists taking the Morada Lane exit from Highway 99 can expect
five-minute delays today and Tuesday, according to the California
Department of Transportation.
Saturday, July 31, 2010 12:00 am
In her Republican primary victory in the governor's race, Meg
Whitman spent $71 million of her own money.