Congressman Bera calls on Congress to avoid across-the-board spending cuts, budget responsibly
Today, in an editorial in the Sacramento Bee and in a speech to Congress, Rep. Ami Bera renewed his call to House of Representatives leadership to stop automatic across-the-board spending cuts that will hurt families, harm our economy, and jeopardize our safety and security. If Congress fails to act, these irresponsible cuts will go into effect on Friday.
“Congress must act,” he said in his editorial. “We need to make strategic budget reductions and begin to address our national debt. But we need to do so in a responsible way.”
Read his editorial in the Sacramento Bee: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/02/26/5216896/congress-must-deal-responsibly.html
Watch his speech on how cuts will impact public safety in Sacramento County: http://youtu.be/E_RMbULzK1k
Over the past few weeks, Congressman Bera has met with people and organizations from around Sacramento County to learn about the impact sequestration cuts will have locally. The sequester would cut $1.5 million in Community Oriented Policing Services funds, immediately affecting already-stretched local police, sharply cut University of California Davis research funding, and reduce aid to early education programs like Head Start.
For more information on how sequestration will impact California visit: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/sequester-factsheets/California.pdf
Congressman Ami Bera represents Sacramento County in the 113th Congress. A lifelong Californian and first generation American, Bera is a medical doctor and the only Indian American currently serving in Congress. He and his wife Janine live in Elk Grove with their 15-year-old daughter Sydra.