Bera, 57, who served as Chief Medical Officer for Sacramento County in California, earlier than being sworn in as a Congressman in 2013, is the longest-serving Indian-American Member of Congress in historical past.
On his solution to being re-elected for the sixth consecutive time period, Bera at the moment serves as Frontline Chair for the DCCC, the place he’s accountable for overseeing the efforts to reelect Democratic Members of Congress in aggressive seats.
Of the 52 per cent votes counted within the Sixth Congressional District of California, Bera was main his Republican rival with greater than 11,000 votes. The elections have been held on November 8.
Bera introduced his candidacy for DCCC in a pricey colleague letter to members of his occasion within the House of Representatives.
“As we head into 2024, the stakes couldn’t be greater for the American individuals. As an alternative of placing households first, Home Republicans are hell-bent on utilizing the subsequent two years to slash Social Safety and Medicare, strip away girls’s reproductive rights, and pursue partisan political investigations,” he wrote.
“It’s with this in thoughts that I write to you in the present day to ask to your help for my candidacy to be the subsequent Chair of the Democratic Congressional Marketing campaign Committee (DCCC),” wrote Bera.
“Because of the sturdy performances of our Members and their campaigns, and thru the help and work of Chair Sean Patrick Maloney and his crew, Home Democrats defied historical past final Tuesday. Not solely did our entrance liners win shut races, however we flipped a number of Crimson to Blue seats and we broadened and strengthened our base by means of historic turnout from younger voters,” he wrote.
“Whereas many votes are nonetheless left to be counted, it is clear that the American individuals imagine in our families-first agenda that we pathed within the 117th Congress. Working collectively throughout our numerous Caucus, we handed historic laws that has led to document job creation, decrease prescription drug prices and well being care premiums, and generational enhancements to our infrastructure and atmosphere,” Bera wrote in his expensive colleague letter.
The Indian American Congressman instantly obtained help from a number of of his colleagues.
“Having watched Ami assist lead our efforts to guard and develop our electoral map, I do know he’s probably the most skilled and battle-tested member to steer the DCCC at this pivotal second,” mentioned Congressman Colin Allred.
“Most significantly, Ami is a unifier. He will probably be a powerful supporter of our colleagues from all corners of our numerous Caucus as we glance in the direction of 2024,” he mentioned.
“Ami is aware of the right way to compete and win in purple districts throughout the nation, together with in districts like mine. He has the expertise and battle wounds mandatory to steer the DCCC,” mentioned Congressman Kim Schrier.