Indian-American Congressman Dr Ami Bera has been re-elected as chairman of a key congressional subcommittee that performs a significant position within the insurance policies referring to Asia, Pacific, Central Asia, and non-proliferation.
Ami Bera, 55, who’s the longest-serving Indian-American within the House of Representatives, has been elected once more to function chairman of the influential House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia and Non-proliferation for the 117th Congress.
“I am honoured to be elected to serve again as chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia, and Non-proliferation. Asia continues to be the most consequential region for American foreign policy, as our economy and national security are intrinsically linked to this region,” Ami Bera stated in an announcement.
There are many urgent challenges that Congress should work to handle, from an authoritarian China and a provocative North Korea, to the receding of democracy and human rights throughout the area, he stated, itemizing out the priorities as the top of this key congressional subcommittee.
“I look forward to working with my colleagues on the subcommittee and the Biden administration to tackle these problems, restore American global leadership, and rebuild our alliances in Asia and the Pacific,” Ami Bera stated.
Other Democratic members who will serve on the subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia, and non-proliferation for the 117th Congress embody Brad Sherman, Dina Titus, Andy Levin, Chrissy Houlahan, Andy Kim, Gerry Connolly, Ted Lieu, Abigail Spanberger, and Kathy Manning.
Ami Bera may also serve on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights for the 117th Congress. He additionally serves as Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Korea and beforehand chaired the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans.