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Rep. Ami Bera

Representative for California’s 7th District

pronounced AH-mee // BEH-ruh


Bera is the representative for California’s 7th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Bera’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2023.

Photo of Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Bera is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Bera has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Nov 22, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Ami Bera sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bera sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (43%) International Affairs (30%) Taxation (11%) Energy (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Bera recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Bera voted Nay

Bera voted Yea

Bera voted Aye

Passed 242/181 on Nov 7, 2017.

H.R. 3441 amends the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to clarify that two or more employers may be …

Bera voted Aye

Passed 241/179 on Jul 23, 2015.

The Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act (H.R. 3009) would end funding from the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program to state or local governments …

Bera voted Aye

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. …

Bera voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Bera voted Aye

Passed 252/172 on Jan 8, 2015.

The Save American Workers Act of 2015 would reduce the number of individuals that employers must provide health insurance to under the Affordable Care Act …

Bera voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December …

Bera voted Aye

Bera voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Nov 2022, Bera missed 65 of 5,610 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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