Indian-American Lawmaker Elected Into US House Committee
Mr. Ami Bera has been elected as the Ranking Member of the key House Foreign Affairs subcommittee.
An Indian-American Congressman Mr. Ami Bera is elected as the Ranking Member of a key House Foreign Affairs Sub Committee, handling the Indo-Pacific region. Mr. Bera is a senior Indian-American lawmaker in the House and was recently elected as a member of the US House of Representatives from the Sixth Congressional District of California. The House contains five Indian-American lawmakers in recent periods in the 118th congress. He also chaired the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Central Asia in the 117th congress, spearheading efforts to strengthen the relationship of the US with its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific.
Mr. Bera expressed his gratitude and interest in continuing his leadership on the House Foreign Affairs Committee as a Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Indo-Pacific. The region substantially remains the most consequential region of the world per national security, economic interests, and values.
He extended his commitment to work with his colleagues from both nations to address potential challenges in the region like threats of conflicting nations, critical economic recovery in the post-pandemic scenario, and the backsliding of democracy and human rights. He will likely lead the Subcommittee’s bipartisan in establishing a more free, open, and prosperous Indo-Pacific network. The 57-year-old senior Indian-American lawmaker in the House graduated from California and is an active member of the Democratic party.