V Day with veterans: Indian American Rep. Ami Bera visits veterans in Sacramento County for Valentine’s Day

Rep. Ami Bera paying a Valentine's Day visit to a school in his district.
Rep. Ami Bera paying a Valentine’s Day visit to a school in his district.

The California Democrat delivers Valentine’s Day cards for veterans from school children.

It’s that day of the year again when people across the world go an extra mile to show their love for those they care about. On this Valentine’s Day, Indian American Congressman Ami Bera continued his tradition of taking out time to show love and appreciation for the veterans in Sacramento County.

“Far too many veterans go without the support they have earned,” the California Democrat said, speaking about the need of this gesture. “That’s why for the past several years my staff and I have delivered Valentine’s Day cards from area schoolchildren to veterans who are receiving care at the Mather VA hospital.”

Bera added, “I was glad we were able to continue this tradition last week. After everything they have done for us, our veterans deserve nothing less than our unwavering support.”

The congressman also circulated an email that if anyone knows a local veteran who needs help with healthcare, backlogged benefits or another federal government issue, they should feel free to contact his office and he will assure that they are offered whatever help that can be given to them.

Bera also took time on Thursday to send Valentine’s Day greeting to his wife, Janine, on Twitter and Facebook.

Recently Bera was named chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

The subcommittee, which is within the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has the jurisdiction to provide oversight and conduct investigations or any and all matters within the jurisdiction of the full committee, with concurrence of the chairman.

Bera was also named vice chair of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology late last month. The committee has jurisdiction over much of the non-defense federal research and development portfolio along with exclusive jurisdiction over the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

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