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Video: Bera Gives Congress Advice from 3rd Graders

Newly elected Rep. Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove) brings a poster from an Elk Grove elementary school to the floor of Congress to ask the body to prevent sequestration, or automatic spending cuts.

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.

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