Indian-American Congressman Ami Bera announces candidacy for Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

WASHINGTON: Indian-American Congressman Dr. Ami Bera announced his candidacy for power Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).
Bera, 57, served as the Chief Medical Officer of Sacramento County in California, before being sworn in as a Congressman in 2013, the longest-serving Indian-American Congressman in history.
On his way to re-election to a sixth straight term, Bera currently serves as the Frontline Chair of the DCCC, where he is responsible for overseeing efforts to re-elect Democratic Members of Congress to adjacent seats. painting.
Of the 52% of votes counted in California’s sixth congressional district, Bera is leading her Republican opponent by more than 11,000 votes. Elections were held on November 8.
Bera announced his candidacy for the DCCC in a letter dear colleagues sent to members of his party in House of the Representative.
“As we move into 2024, the risk could not be higher for the American people. Instead of putting family first, House Republicans insist on using the next two years to slash Social Security and Medicare, strip women of reproductive rights and pursue major investigations. partisan politics,” he wrote.
“With this in mind, I am writing to you today asking for your support for my candidacy for the position of the next Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC),” Bera wrote. .
“Thanks to the strong performance of Members and their campaigns, and the support and work of President Sean Patrick Maloney and his team, House Democrats, challenged history last Tuesday. “Not only have our leaders won close races, but we have also moved some seats from Red to Blue, while expanding and strengthening our base through ratio,” he wrote. historic youth voter turnout,” he wrote.
“Despite many uncounted votes, it is clear that the American people believe in the family-first agenda that we outlined during the 117th Congress. Working together in the Caucus our diversity, we passed historic legislation that has resulted in record job creation, reduced prescription drug costs and health care premiums, and improved infrastructure and our environment by generation,” wrote Bera in a letter to her dear colleague.
The Indian-American congressman immediately gained support from some of his colleagues.
“Watched lover helping to lead our efforts to protect and expand our electoral map, I know him as the most experienced and capable member to lead the DCCC at this critical time,” said Mr. Dr. Colin Allred said.
“Most importantly, Ami is the unifying person. He will be a strong supporter of our colleagues from across our diverse Caucus as we look towards 2024,” he said.
“Ami knows how to compete and win in purple districts across the country, including counties like mine. He has the experience and battle wounds needed to lead the DCCC,” said the congressman Kim Schrier.


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