Re "Sequester forces cuts in government travel" (Page A6, Aug. 19): Instead of the travel of officials of government agencies being suspended due to the sequester cuts, it should be clear that the travel of all elected officials in Washington, D.C. should have been totally suspended until such time that Congress and the president work together to formulate a budget that would pass both houses to end the mandated sequester cuts and replace them with cuts resulting from not allowing trailer bills and other forms of spending additions. The sequester cuts to education funding, along with other cuts, need to be restored for this country to move forward.
How many of you that were affected by the sequester had to cut back on your vacations and other discretionary spending while your elected officials were able to go on vacation this summer? Let your representatives know that they need to get to work!
-- John Reven, Sacramento