#CA-07 Update: Ami Bera Voted to Allow Welfare Fraud, And Continue Obamacare

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May 062014

To condition the provision of premium and cost-sharing subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act upon a certification that a program to verify household income and other qualifications for such subsidies is operational, and for other purposes…

Continuing Resolution HR 2775, October 2013.

The impasse over the continuing appropriations bill came to an end when, on the 16th day of the partial government shutdown, the House concurred in a Senate amendment that rewrote the House bill H.R. 2775, which had only contained a provision to prevent ObamaCare subsidies to individuals without verifying income, etc. As amended, the bill suspended the federal debt limit through February 7, 2014, and continued funding government operations through January 15, 2014 at the fiscal 2013 post-sequestration spending level. It did not include any provision to defund ObamaCare.

On October 16, 2013, Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) offered a motion to concur in the Senate amendment, and the House agreed to his motion by a vote of 285 to 144 (Roll Call 550). We have assigned pluses to the nays because the negotiated deal contained in this bill constituted a cave-in by 87 Republicans that ended the government shutdown as well as the Republican attempt to defund the unconstitutional ObamaCare law.

By voting yes on this Bill – Bera enabled Obama to suspend income verification requirements for Obamacare. Meaning people can lie to get premium welfare.

Of Course, this is one of many Votes HR45:

ObamaCare Repeal. This legislation (H.R. 45) would repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) and healthcare-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-152), which together are known as “ObamaCare.” This bill would also restore or revive the provisions of healthcare law amended or repealed by Public Laws 111-148 and 111-152 as if these two laws had never been enacted. Although this vote could be viewed as merely symbolic because it stood no chance of passage in the Senate, the upcoming ObamaCare-implementation train-wreck could still lead to the ultimate repeal of ObamaCare.

The House passed H.R. 45 on May 16, 2013 by a vote of 229 to 195 (Roll Call 154). We have assigned pluses to the yeas because ObamaCare is obviously unconstitutional, and it is causing healthcare costs to rise dramatically.

Trevor Loudon – #CA07 Incumbent Ami Bera Direct Ties to Socialist Groups

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May 032014

(The below is taken straight from Trevor Loudon’s website – as such, the solicitation for help is left in as a professional courtesy to Mr. Loudon)

Ami Bera entered Congress with the 2012 elections as a California Democrat in District 7. The 7th District is located just east of California’s capitol city, Sacramento.

Congressman Bera is a member of the “centrist” New Democrat Coalition.”




Born and raised in California, Bera earned both his B.S. and M.D. from the University of California, Irvine.

After graduating from medical school in 1991, he did his residency in internal medicine at California Pacific Medical Center, eventually becoming Chief Resident. Bera went on to practice medicine in the Sacramento area, serving in various leadership roles for MedClinic Medical Group. He then served as Medical Director of Care Management for Mercy Healthcare.


Ami Bera is a member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Socialist Connections

Bera has ties to the 5,000 member strong Sacramento Progressive Alliance (SPA), which is run by Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) members Paul Burke and Duane Campbell.


Jim Shoch, Ami Bera


Progressive Forum, Sacramento

During Bera’s unsuccessful 2010 run, he was a guest at the Progressive Election Forum, convened by the SPA on October 28, 2010, at Sacramento State University.

The event was sponsored by the Faculty Progressive Alliance, SPA, the Sac State Coalition, CFA-Capitol Chapter and Capitol Area Progressives.

Bera’s co-panelist was Jim Shoch, an Associate Professor of Government at Sacramento State and a former Political Director of DSA.

Progressive Alliance Endorsement 2012

The SPA endorsed Ami Bera in his successful race in 2012.

“Progressive” Connections

Bera was supported in 2012 by the DSA/Institute for Policy Studies-led Progressive Democrats of America (PDA).


Wrote Michael Lighty, Director of Public Policy National Nurses United and PDA Advisory Board Member:

The RNs of NNU have found a natural alliance with [PDA activists], who never slow in the fight against austerity to win prosperity for all. RNs and PDA activists joined in campaigns across the country for insurgent progressives like Elizabeth Warren, now Senator-elect from Massachusetts, Medicare for All supporter Ami Bera, soon to be Congressman from California…

Michael Lighty is also a former National Organizational Director of Democratic Socialists of America.

PDA Phone Bankers

PDA phone bankers and mail deliverers helped Bera win his very tight race.

From November 1, 2012, through Election Day, Progressive Democrats of America’s Phone Bank Director, Mike Fox, organized volunteers across the USA, making thousands of GOTV calls for “progressive candidates,” including Dr. Ami Bera — a Medicare for All medical doctor running against 4-term incumbent Dan Lundgren in California’s 7th District…

Hosting PDA

According to a New Year 2013 press release from PDA, Bera was a “friend” of the organization and would be hosting a PDA delegation on Capitol Hill:

Progressive Democrats of America accomplished a lot in 2012 — thanks to your help and support. Together, we helped defeat Tea Party extremists and helped elect strong progressives to Congress. We educated members of Congress every month in our home districts, and in the halls of Congress in Washington, DC. Now, PDA is starting 2013 in a big way!

In just a few days, on January 3rd, our team will be on Capitol Hill as special guests of our newly elected and re-elected progressive candidates including our board members our friends Representatives Alan Grayson, Dr. Ami Bera, and Mark Pocan…

Foreign Policy/National Security

Council for a Livable World, 2012 Victory

The anti-U.S. military Council for a Livable World Political Action Committee claimed 26 House victories in the 2012 election cycle, including Ami Bera.


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#CA07 Update: Ami Bera a Hypocrite on Budget Issues

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May 012014

Ami Bera released a new ad touting his support for “No Budget, No Pay.” However, Bera didn’t vote for a single budget last spring or earlier this year, despite having 12 budgets to choose from.

When will Ami Bera give back his taxpayer-funded salary for breaking his promise to support a budget?

It’s deceitful for Ami Bera to support ‘No Budget, No Pay’ legislation when he refused to support every budget this year. Ami Bera should immediately forfeit his taxpayer-funded salary for breaking his promise to his constituents.


Senate Budget:  http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll083.xml

CBC Budget:  http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll084.xml

Progressive Budget:  http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll085.xml

RSC Budget:  http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll086.xml

Democrat (Van Hollen) Budget:  http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll087.xml

GOP (Ryan) Budget: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll088.xml


Obama Budget: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll171.xml

CBC Budget: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll172.xml

Progressive Budget: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll173.xml

RSC Budget: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll175.xml

House Democrat (Van Hollen) Budget: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll176.xml

House (Ryan) Budget: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll177.xml

(credit: NRCC)