Ami Bera is the Democratic Congressman for California District 7 with a voting record that should very well disqualify him from the Democratic Party, and it should certainly at least discourage anyone reading this from supporting him, giving him money, or giving him a vote.
One of his recent attacks on civil rights comes in the form of a bill designed to hamper litigation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This assault on the ADA, and more importantly, this assault on disabled Americans is unacceptable. Bera’s sponsorship of this terrible act should make clear to anyone who has supported him in the past, it’s time to take a cold hard look at Ami Bera.
His record doesn’t look good.
Here’s a small list of the legislation that Bera has voted for and supported during his time in office:
H.R. 640: “ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017”
A better name for this bill would be “Attack on the ADA 2017”
Read about this attack on the ADA at Rewire.News
H.R. 3441: “Save Local Business Act”
A better name for this bill would be “Attack on Workers Act”
Read about this attack on workers at the Washington Examiner
H.R. 4038: “American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015”
A better name for this bill would be “Attack on Refugees and Human Decency Act”
Read about this attack on human decency at Human Rights First
H.R. 2213: “Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017”
A better name for this bill would be “Removing Standard Background Check for Border Patrol Agents”
Read about this attack on civil rights at the Hill
H.R. 115: “Thin Blue Line Act”
A better name for this bill would be “Giving More Power to the Police with No Reforms Act”
Read about this attack on civil rights at the Leadership Conference website
H.R. 954: “CO-OP Consumer Protection Act of 2016”
A better name for this bill would be “Just Another Conservative Attack on the Affordable Care Act”
Read about this attack on Obamacare on Medium
H.R. 5351: “To Prohibit the Transfer of Any Individual Detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba”
A better name for this bill would be “Keep Guantanamo Bay Open Forever Act”
Read more about this attack on civil liberties, security, and human rights at the Defending Dissent Foundation
And for up-to-date information about Bera’s voting record, check out his page on the Election DataBot from Propublica and Google.