Re "Congress must deal responsibly, strategically with budget cuts" (Viewpoints, Feb. 26): What a breath of fresh air Rep. Ami Bera provided in his column calling for responsible, strategic decision-making when dealing with budget cuts.
During his election campaign Bera promised to reach across the aisle to try to get the peoples' work done. He's kept that promise in just the few weeks he's been in Congress by joining Republicans in voting for the "no budget, no pay" legislation and in becoming a member of the No Labels "Problem Solvers" bi-partisan group.
The most senior members in Congress would do well to notice and practice his thoughtful, conscientious approach to problem-solving.
-- Robert Irelan, Rancho Murieta