Politician Info
B Ami Bera (D - CA) DECRIMINALIZE

An MD, Dr. Bera is a strong advocate for medical marijuana but isn't quite on board with recreational. He co-sponsored the SAFE Banking Act (2019) and on other bills (see below).

Holds office U.S. House District 7

Candidate in race for 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.

Co-sponsored Legislation
H.R.1595 - SAFE Banking Act of 2019


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
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/election/california-elections/article108852372.html
10/19/16

Votes
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: https://bera.house.gov/contact/email-me

Web: https://bera.house.gov

Phone: 202-225-5716

Address

1727 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

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