As a member of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, as an American and as a proud representative of Ventura County, we are home to a large naval base with a very significant veteran community. I am extremely concerned about the impact the sequester will have on our women and men -- and their families -- who have courageously served, sacrificed, and defended our country. If Congress fails to stop the across-the-board and unnecessary cuts at this time, so many programs that help veterans -- like transitioning to civilian life and finding employment -- will be reduced. More veterans with less resources is unacceptable. Our brave men and women deserve better. Now is the time to be doing more, not less. For our veterans' sake, we need to come together to stop the sequester now. Thank you very much.
Speech from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jnf_SbgBqeM.