Ami Bera elected as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee
New York (IANS) Ami Bera, an Indian-American Congressman, has been elected as the Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Indo-Pacific for the 118th Congress.
The influential House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence also named him earlier this month.
As a Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Indo-Pacific. I am honored to continue my leadership on the committee. As per the statement Bera, The Indo-Pacific region remains the most significant region in the world for our national security, economic interests, and values
Bera said that in this role he will work to support a more free, open, and prosperous Indo-Pacific.
Since entering Congress in 2013, he has served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
He said that I am committed to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to address many challenges facing the region. That includes the People’s Republic of China’s aggressive and coercive actions, the dire need for economic recovery post-pandemic, and the backsliding of democracy and human rights,” he said.
While serving as chair of the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia, and Non-proliferation during the 117th Congress, Bera led initiatives to rekindle ties with US friends and partners in the Indo-Pacific.
He has traveled extensively in the region, visiting Japan, South Korea, India, and Vietnam, and has worked to establish strong relationships with regional government and civil society leaders.
President Joe Biden signed four Bera-led provisions into law in December 2022, strengthening American security and leadership in the Indo-Pacific.