Earlier this week, Rep. Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove) invited a local guest to the State of the Union: a principal from an Elk Grove elementary school.
That principal brought along some tips from a third-grade class, which Bera passed along to Congress. The recommendations:
- Be responsible
- Be respectful
- Be kind
- Be accountable
- Make good choices
Bera used a poster with those tips on it to ask Congress to prevent $85 billion in automatic spending cuts, which will go into effect on March 1 unless the legislature acts to prevent it.
“If the third graders can figure it out, I hope we in Congress can," Bera said. "Let’s do what they advise. Let's be responsible and make good choices."
Watch Bera's remarks in the video above.