Politician Info
A Ami Bera (D - CA) DECRIMINALIZE

Beri is running in District 6. He is a medical doctor who worked with AIDS patients and supports medical marijuana. He opposed Prop. 64 to legalize recreational use in California in 2016, but has voted twice in favor of the MORE Act to legalize recreational cannabis at the federal level, as well as co-sponsoring the SAFE Banking Act, and voting to allow VA doctors to recommend medical cannabis for veterans, and preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers.

Holds office U.S. House District 7

Biography

Dr. Bera has won three very close races knocking out anti-marijuana candidates, first by defeating Republican incumbent Dan Lungren in the newly redrawn District 7 by 3.4 points. He won re-election in 2014 in a race rated by Ballotpedia as a battleground election, defeating Republican Doug Ose by 0.8 points.

Bera defeated Republican Scott Jones in his bid for re-election in 2016. He won re-election in 2018, handily defeating Republican Andrew Grant by 10 points.

Comments

In a 2016 campaign debate, Congressman Bera said he would support the legalizaton of marijuana if CA voters voted for it, but he has serious concerns about addiction
10/19/16

Votes

2021: The Medical Marijuana Research Act, HR 5657

Yes

2021: The MORE Act, HR 3617

Yes

2021: The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1996

Yes

2019: The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595

Yes

2019: Blumenauer/McClintock/Norton Amendment to Protect Legalization

Yes

2016: Veterans Equal Access Amendment

Yes

2015: Rohrabacher/Farr Amendment to Protect Medical

Yes
2015: McClintock/Polis Amendment to Protect Legalization
Yes
Contact Ami Bera

Email: info@beraforcongress.com

Web: https://www.flickr.com/photos/amibera

Phone: 202-225-5716

Address

172 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

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