Congressman Bera To Donate to Senior Nutrition Program Affected by Sequestration Cuts

Written By EGN on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 05:00

Rep. Ami Bera M.D. will visit with Meals on Wheels this morning at the Senior Center of Elk Grove, to highlight the importance of the program, which serves seniors throughout Sacramento County, and to donate a portion of his salary to it.

As a result of the 8.2 percent sequestration funding cuts resulting from sequestration, which does not cut Congressional salaries, Bera will donate 8.2 percent of his monthly salary to a nonprofit within his district affected by the automatic budget reductions. For March, the first-term member of congress
has selected Meals on Wheels by Asian Community Center, which will be affected by the sequestration through cuts to federal support for senior nutrition services.

Congressman Ami Bera will present his donation at 11:15 at the Senior Center of Elk Grove, 8830 Sharkey Ave.