Ken Calvert

Ken Calvert

CALIFORNIA's 42nd DISTRICT

Rep. Calvert Praises Funding for San Bernardino Terror Attack Response

2016/09/28

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) praised the Department of Justice’s announcement that an additional $500,000 will be awarded to the law enforcement agencies that responded to the December 2, 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino. Since the attack, Rep. Calvert, Congressman Pete Aguilar (CA-31), and the rest of the Inland Empire delegation have worked closely with the law enforcement agencies to obtain federal assistance to cover the significant costs associated with their response.

 

“The San Bernardino terror attack is a grave reminder that terrorists ultimate goal is to kill Americans at home,” said Rep. Calvert. “I’m grateful that the DOJ has recognized the importance of supporting our local law enforcement agencies by awarding this deserved funding to offset the enormous costs incurred by local law enforcement as they bravely responded to the devastating attack in our region last December. This grant recognizes the federal obligation to help make local communities whole for responding to a federal responsibility.  I will continue to work to ensure that local agencies are properly reimbursed as they protect our region.”

 

“I’m glad to see federal funds come back to our community to help local law enforcement recoup the costs suffered from the heroic response to the terror attack on December 2nd,” said Rep. Aguilar. “Chief Burguan and Sheriff McMahon have been remarkable advocates for our community in the aftermath of the attack and have been a source of strength for our region. The federal government has an important responsibility to help localities like San Bernardino County that have endured extraordinary emergency situations like this, so I’m pleased to see that help is on the way as our region continues to recover.”

 

The recipients will use the supplemental funds to defray the law enforcement costs associated with the December 2, 2015, terrorist attack in San Bernardino County, California, that killed 14 people and injured 22 more at the Inland Regional Center. Funds will be used to reimburse state and local agencies in direct support of the San Bernardino area for overtime and regular salary costs.

 

 

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Rep. Calvert Supports Passage of the Water Resources Development Act

2016/09/28

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) voted along with a bipartisan majority of the House to pass H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA).  The bill authorizes funding to address the needs of America’s harbors, locks, dams, flood protection, and other water resources infrastructure.

 

 

“Our country’s water infrastructure needs significant investment and the passage of WRDA is an important step towards meeting those needs,” said Rep. Calvert.  “I’m particularly pleased that WRDA included language clarifying the eligibility of water supply projects under the Corps of Engineers’ Environmental Infrastructure program.  I will continue to advocate for federal funding for Riverside County’s flood control and other water resources infrastructure projects.”

 

 

H.R. 5303 contained language clarifying that Environmental Infrastructure projects, including water supply projects, are deemed eligible for consideration under Section 1014 and Section 7001 of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014.  Earlier this year, Rep. Calvert joined a number of his colleagues in signing a letter requesting the inclusion of this provision to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.”

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Calvert’s Pechanga Water Rights Settlement Act Passed by Natural Resources Committee

2016/09/22

Today, the House Natural Resources Committee approved the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians Water Rights Settlement Act, H.R. 5984, which was introduced by Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42).

 

“I’m grateful that the Natural Resources Committee has taken action and advanced the Pechanga Water Rights Settlement Act,” said Rep. Calvert. “Support continues to build for enacting a fair, equitable, and final settlement of water rights claims between Pechanga, Rancho California Water District, Eastern Municipal Water District and the United States.  I look forward to passing the bill on the House floor.”

 

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians Water Rights Settlement Act quantifies the Band’s reserved water rights in the Santa Margarita River Watershed.  The legislation also authorizes necessary infrastructure to guarantee a permanent supply of water to the Band through cooperative agreements with the local water purveyors, including Rancho California Water District, Eastern Municipal Water District and Metropolitan Water District.  Importantly, the legislation will provide a coordinated effort by the parties to manage the water within the basin that will bring all residents of the Pechanga Reservation a safe and dependable water supply for the future. 

 

The authority for Congress to legislatively settle Pechanga’s water rights resides in Article I, Section 8, Clause 3 of the Constitution, which grants Congress with the power “to regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes.”

 

 

 

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Rep. Calvert Votes to Stop Gitmo Detainee Transfers

2016/09/15

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) voted along with a majority (244 to 174) of the House in support of legislation, H.R. 5351, that would block the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo Bay. Rep. Calvert is a cosponsor of H.R. 5351.

 

“There is no reason to compromise the safety of American families, our troops, and our allies by unnecessarily transferring Gitmo detainees,” said Rep. Calvert. “President Obama has created a false narrative that Gitmo somehow motivates the Islamic jihadists who have attacked Americans. The fact remains that Islamic jihadists were motivated to kill Americans long before a single detainee was held in Gitmo. I’ve witnessed first-hand how detainees are treated at Gitmo and there is simply no comparison with the treatment Americans and other captives receive from Islamic jihadists. The individuals being held at Gitmo are enemy combatants and their release would absolutely be a risk to our troops around the world and Americans here at home.”

 

H.R. 5351 would halt the transfer of any Guantanamo Bay detainees until enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017, or until the end of this year. The House-passed NDAA included a provision requiring written agreements between the U.S. and the government of any foreign country that agrees to accept detainees. It also would require the next administration to provide Congress with a comprehensive detention plan outlining how the release of any Gitmo detainee fits into the broader strategy for handling individuals detained during wartime.

 
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Long-Serving Calvert Chief of Staff Dave Ramey Leaving Capitol Hill After 32 Years of Service

2016/09/09

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) announced the planned departure of his long-serving Chief of Staff, Dave Ramey.  After working for nearly 32 years in the House of Representatives – 24 of them with Rep. Calvert – Ramey will be departing on October 31, 2016.  Ramey previously worked for former Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA) from 1985 through 1992. Ramey will be joining the firm Kadesh and Associates as a Principal on November 1, 2016.

 

“I sincerely thank Dave Ramey for his many years of loyal and effective service and wish him all the best in his new position,” said Rep. Calvert.  “I consider Dave a personal friend and a thoughtful, trusted advisor.  He will be greatly missed by me and all our staff as well as so many of our constituents.”

 

Ramey will be succeeded by Dave Kennett, who previously served in Rep. Calvert’s office from 1994-1998 and again from 2001-2003 as Legislative Director.

 

“Just to keep it easy on people, we are bringing someone back to take over as Chief of Staff that has the same first name as the guy who is leaving,” said Rep. Calvert. “I have known and trusted Dave Kennett since 1994 and look forward to him leading our staff as we continue to work on behalf of the people of Western Riverside County.”

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Calvert Introduces the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians Water Rights Settlement Act

2016/09/09

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) introduced the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians Water Rights Settlement Act, H.R. 5984.

 

“The Pechanga Water Rights Settlement Act achieves a fair, equitable, and final settlement of water rights claims between Pechanga, Rancho California Water District, Eastern Municipal Water District and the United States for the benefit of the Tribe and the citizens of California,” said Rep. Calvert. “The settlement comes after decades of litigation and collaborative deliberation by the parties involved. I am proud to be participating in the process to bring a final solution to a long standing issue.  I look forward to moving the bill through the House in the near future.”

 

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians Water Rights Settlement Act quantifies the Band’s reserved water rights in the Santa Margarita River Watershed.  The legislation also authorizes necessary infrastructure to guarantee a permanent supply of water to the Band through cooperative agreements with the local water purveyors, including Rancho California Water District, Eastern Municipal Water District and Metropolitan Water District.  Importantly, the legislation will provide a coordinated effort by the parties to manage the water within the basin that will bring all residents of the Pechanga Reservation a safe and dependable water supply for the future. 

 

The authority for Congress to legislatively settle Pechanga’s water rights resides in Article I, Section 8, Clause 3 of the Constitution, which grants Congress with the power “to regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes.”

 

 

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Congressional Task Force on CENTCOM Releases Initial Report

2016/08/11

A Congressional joint task force (JTF) investigating allegations of intelligence manipulation at U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) released an initial report today detailing persistent problems in 2014 and 2015 with CENTCOM analysis of U.S. efforts to train the Iraqi Security Forces and combat the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

 

The JTF found that intelligence products approved by senior CENTCOM leaders typically provided a more positive depiction of U.S. anti-terrorism efforts than was warranted by facts on the ground and were consistently more positive than analysis produced by other elements of the Intelligence Community. It further determined that numerous process changes implemented at CENCTOM as well as leadership deficiencies resulted in widespread dissatisfaction among CENTCOM analysts who felt their superiors were distorting their products.

 

Created in response to a whistleblower allegation, the JTF was established by the Chairmen of the House Armed Services Committee, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Subcommittee on Defense of the House Appropriations Committee. It is led by Reps. Ken Calvert, Mike Pompeo, and Brad Wenstrup.

 

Rep. Calvert said, “The leadership failures at CENTCOM reach to the very top of the organization. I hope that the new CENTCOM commander and the new Director of Intelligence can turn things around quickly. As for the task force, it is critical that we follow up on the deficiencies highlighted in this initial report. What happened at CENTCOM is unacceptable – our warfighters suffer when bad analysis is presented to senior policymakers. We must continue our efforts until we fix it.”

 

Rep. Pompeo said, “After months of investigation, this much is very clear: from the middle of 2014 to the middle of 2015, the United States Central Command’s most senior intelligence leaders manipulated the command’s intelligence products to downplay the threat from ISIS in Iraq. The result: consumers of those intelligence products were provided a consistently ‘rosy’ view of U.S. operational success against ISIS. That may well have resulted in putting American troops at risk as policymakers relied on this intelligence when formulating policy and allocating resources for the fight. I urge the Department of Defense Inspector General to hold accountable the intelligence leaders that failed our service members fighting our wars on the ground.”

 

Rep. Wenstrup said, “I am proud to serve on the Joint Task Force, which is working diligently to conduct a thorough investigation into the CENTCOM intelligence directorate. Amongst other findings, our investigation has determined that unfavorable intelligence reports underwent significant scrutiny and were likely to be omitted unless they could be confirmed with virtually 100 percent certainty. As a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve, I understand that intelligence is not always certain. Possibilities and probabilities can be just as critical for decision makers. Additionally, despite nearly nine months of review, we still do not fully understand the reasons and motivations behind this practice and how often the excluded analyses were proven ultimately to be correct. We cannot win the war against ISIS with incomplete intelligence. The report out today highlights the importance of having an independent process.”

 

The JTF investigation remains ongoing and is occurring alongside a separate investigation by the Department of Defense Inspector General.

 

To read the JTF’s interim report, click here

 

 

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Rep. Calvert Applauds U.S. Attorney and USPIS for Mail Theft Arrests

2016/08/11

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) applauded the U.S. Attorney’s office and the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) for arresting eleven Inland Empire residents who are charged in indictments that allege federal crimes related to mail theft.

 

“Mail theft is a growing problem in Riverside County and I’m relieved that these criminals are being taken off the street,” said Rep. Calvert. “These crimes often cost victims significant money and cause a major inconvenience.  We must continue to aggressively pursue mail theft criminals and increase the penalties for these crimes. I want to thank everyone involved in these arrests, including Assistant United States Attorney Bilal A. Essayli, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the Hemet Police Department.”

 

Earlier this year, Rep. Calvert introduced the Ensuring the Safety Our Mail Act, H.R.4515, which will double the maximum jail sentence for anyone convicted of mail theft.  Currently, the maximum jail sentence for anyone convicted of mail theft is five years under Section 1708 of Title 18 of the U.S. Code.  The Ensuring the Safety Our Mail Act increases the maximum jail sentence to ten years. 

 

 

 

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FAA Reauthorization Act Including Rep. Calvert’s Ontario Airport Bill Signed into Law

2016/07/15

Today, President Obama signed into law the FAA Reauthorization Act, which included legislation (H.R. 4369) introduced by Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) that will facilitate the transfer of Ontario International Airport from the city of Los Angeles to the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA).


“I am absolutely thrilled that we have been able to move the Ontario Airport legislation across the finish line,” said Rep. Calvert. “It is especially meaningful to have this bill signed into law because I know how important it is to Inland Empire residents to restore local control of Ontario Airport. Putting the aviation future of our region into our own hands has been a long road, but I have been proud to play a role in this critically important effort.”


The agreement to transfer Ontario Airport is structured in such a way that $120 million in Passenger Facilities Charges (PFC) is required to be transferred from ONT to Los Angeles Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) over ten years. Specifically, $50 million in ONT PFCs must be reimbursed to LAWA in five years and an additional $70 million in ONT PFCs must be paid back to LAWA/LAX in ten years. This transaction represents a reimbursement of LAX PFCs that were transferred to ONT in the 1990s to help pay for the construction of a new terminal. Under current law PFCs are only permitted to be applied to the airport or airport systems at which they are collected. Since LAX and ONT will no longer be connected this legislation is necessary. The legislation does not incur any cost to taxpayers.



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House Passes Rep. Calvert’s Interior Bill

2016/07/13

Today, the House of Representatives passed (231 to 196) the Fiscal Year 2017 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill introduced by Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42). Rep. Calvert is the Chairman of the House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee.

“The Interior bill approved by the House today protects taxpayers, job creators and makes important investments in critical programs for our country,” said Rep. Calvert. “The bill contains a number of provisions and significant resources for California, including language addressing the ongoing drought, funding for an earthquake early warning system and the highly successful Diesel Emissions Reduction Program (DERA). The bill also protects our economy and American jobs by stopping a host of job-killing regulations that have become the hallmark of the Obama administration’s executive overreach. I’m proud to be at the forefront of the House’s efforts to stop President Obama’s harmful regulatory overreach that has created our stagnant economy.”


Bill Highlights:
(Provided by the House Appropriations Committee)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – The bill funds the EPA at $7.98 billion, a reduction of $164 million below the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and $291 million below the President’s budget request. Within this total, the EPA’s regulatory programs are reduced by $43 million (6 percent) below the current level and $187 million (21 percent) below the President’s request.

The legislation also rejects the President’s proposed increase in staffing, holding the EPA to the current capacity of 15,000 positions, the lowest since 1989.

To stop the EPA’s anti-growth agenda that includes various harmful, costly, and potentially job-killing regulations, the bill contains a number of legislative provisions. Some of these include:

  • A prohibition on the EPA from implementing new greenhouse gas regulations for new and existing power plants, and the elimination of funding for greenhouse gas “New Source Performance Standards”;
  • A prohibition on the EPA from making changes to the definition of “navigable waters” under the Clean Water Act;
  • A prohibition on the EPA from making changes to the definition of “fill material”;
  • A prohibition on the EPA from imposing duplicative financial assurance requirements;
  • A reporting requirement on the backlog of mining permits awaiting approval;
  • A prohibition on new methane requirements; and 
  • A prohibition on the regulation of the lead content of ammunition and fishing tackle.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) – The bill includes $1.1 billion for the USGS, $18 million above the fiscal year 2016 enacted level. Funding is targeted to programs dealing with natural hazards, streamgages, the groundwater monitoring network, and mapping activities. Also, within the total, the bill includes $10 million for an earthquake early warning system to help save lives during natural disasters, and $6 million for the accelerated launch of “Landsat 9” – a satellite program that provides land use measurements that are important to local communities for agriculture, forestry, energy and water resource decisions.

Wildland Firefighting and Prevention – In total, the bill funds wildland firefighting and prevention programs at $3.9 billion – fully funding the 10-year average for wildland fire suppression costs for both the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service. When accounting for a previous, one-time payment within last year’s funding bill, the legislation provides $243 million above the fiscal year 2016 level. The legislation also includes $575 million for hazardous fuels management, which is $30 million above the fiscal year 2016 level.

Federal Payments to Local Communities – The bill provides $480 million for the “Payments In Lieu of Taxes” (PILT) program. PILT provides funds for local governments in 49 states to help offset losses in property taxes due to nontaxable federal lands within their counties. Without congressional action, many rural communities would face huge budget shortfalls impacting public safety, education, and other local government responsibilities.

Lead in Drinking Water – To help address the ongoing problem of lead in drinking water across the U.S., which can cause dangerous health risks, the bill provides additional legal authority allowing states to provide debt relief in areas with elevated levels of lead in drinking water. The bill also provides targeted increases for water infrastructure programs such as:

  • $2.1 billion for the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs), including an increase of $207 million over the current level for the Drinking Water SRF;
  • $50 million for the new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation (WIFIA) program;
  • $109.7 million for state grants, a $7.7 million increase above the current level, to improve operations and oversight of drinking water systems; and
  • $6.5 million, the full requested amount, for integrated planning activities within EPA’s Office of Water to assist communities as they plan to replace pipes.

National Park Service (NPS) – The legislation contains $2.9 billion for the NPS, an increase of $71 million above the fiscal year 2016 level. Within this funding, the bill provides $65 million in targeted increases for park operations and maintenance to help reduce the maintenance backlog and addresses other priorities related to the Park Service’s centennial anniversary.

U.S. Forest Service – The bill includes $5.3 billion for the Forest Service. More than half of this funding – $2.9 billion – is targeted to wildland fire prevention and suppression. The bill also includes a provision prohibiting the Forest Service or BLM from issuing new closures of public lands to hunting and recreational shooting, except in the case of public safety.



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Veterans Day 2009

2009/11/11

Rep. Calvert attends the San Clemente Area Republican Women Federated 2009 Veterans Day celebration. More than 200 people attended the luncheon and a number of veterans were honored for their service to our country by Congressman Calvert and State Senator Mark Wyland. 
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"Walk for Health"

2009/09/26

In September of 2009 I attended the Foundation for Community and Family Health’s annual "Walk for Health" at Dos Lagos in Corona. The "Walk for Health" had over 500 plus walkers that ranged from all ages. Women, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, friends, husbands, and many others from throughout the community walked in honor of Breast Cancer survivors everywhere. All proceeds from the walk went right back into the community via The Foundation-which offers free mammogram tests to women of all ages. My office formed a team, and Team Calvert has been directly touched by the movement. One of my staff has a mother who is a Stage 3 Breast Cancer survivor! For women everywhere, I will continue to do my part to find a cure!

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2009/09/19

Congressman Calvert attends the 37th annual Military Appreciation Picnic at March Air Reserve Base.  This is an opportunity for our community to thank and honor our Military Service Men & Women.  MARB is the oldest Air Force Installation on the West Coast. March Field was transformed from an active duty base to a reserve base in 1996, and the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, took charge of the base.  Every year, the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce, along with many other community sponsors, host this picnic in support and recognition of our troops. Read More

RCC Norco Technology Building Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

2009/09/03

Rep. Calvert attends the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Riverside Community College District Norco Campus’ Industrial Technology Building Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and the Dale & Theresa Griffin Classroom Dedication.  The building has 18 classrooms, each with a capacity of 40 students and 2 “smart” classrooms with a capacity of 67 each. There are also a number of labs, including computer gaming, advanced manufacturing, computer-assisted design and environmental science. These labs will provide additional capacities for applied and applicable learning of our students in the various technology fields. The building will provide offices for 20 faculty members, five support staff and the Dean of Instruction.  Also in attendance are Norco Campus President Dr. Brenda Davis and RCCD Chancellor Dr. Gregory Gray. Read More

Eddie Dee Smith Senior Center

2009/09/02

Rep. Calvert visits constituents at the Eddie Dee Smith Senior Center located in Rubidoux.  The senior center originally opened in 1977 and was renamed the Eddie Dee Smith Senior Community Center in 1995.  The Center now serves over 400 senior citizens. Many classes are offered daily, lunch is still served on a daily basis, two monthly food distribution programs are offered and much more.  Rep. Calvert toured the facility and helped pass out food during the food distribution.  The Center Directors, Robert & Lynne Craig, were in attendance and do a fabulous job maintaining the center on a daily basis. Read More

Sherman Indian High School Visit 2009

2009/09/02

Rep. Calvert visits local education professionals at Sherman Indian High School.

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2009/08/31

Rep. Calvert tours the Mudge Fastener facility in Corona and meets with constituents. Read More

2009/08/28

Rep. Calvert meets with constituents at a local Distinguished Flying Cross Society dinner. Read More

Academy Breakfast 2009

2009/06/13

Congressman Calvert attends our annual Service Academy Appointee Breakfast and congratulates the 2009 Service Academy Appointees and their families from the 44th Congressional District. Read More

Rep. Calvert Attends Good Morning Riverside

2009/04/10

Congressman Calvert was recently featured as the keynote speaker at the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce’s April installment of “Good Morning Riverside.” This event is held every month at the historic Mission Inn Hotel, giving the Chamber an opportunity to share vital updates regarding the local economy with business leaders and key decision-makers from throughout California’s Inland Empire.

Focusing on the importance of lowering taxes, limiting government spending and encouraging development, Congressman Calvert articulated a plan for recovery that was well received by a crowd of people who fully understand what it will take to get our economy back on track.
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Rep. Calvert's Remarks on Bill Facilitating the Ontario Airport Transfer

2016-06-21 21:36:25


Rep. Calvert Remarks on Military Spending Bill

2016-06-14 21:34:58


Rep. Calvert, Colleagues Discuss Funding for SB Attack Response

2015-12-18 17:32:12


Dont Veto Our Troops

2015-10-26 17:40:08


Rep. Calvert Floor Speech About the Need to Enforce Immigration Laws

2015-07-23 19:15:55


Rep. Ken Calvert PSA - Mental Health Awareness

2015-07-21 19:19:46


Rep. Ken Calvert PSA - Support Our Troops

2015-07-21 19:01:40


Rep. Calvert's Floor Remarks on California Water Bill

2015-07-16 15:25:44


House of Representatives Tribute to the Victims of the Nepal Helicopter Crash

2015-05-20 23:24:46


Rep. Calvert Statement Supporting Amendments Preventing Obama's Executive Amnesty Plan

2015-01-14 00:37:29


Rep. Calvert Floor Speech on Regulatory Overreach

2014-09-09 20:08:51


Rep. Calvert Speaks on California Drought Relief Bill

2014-02-05 21:01:31


Rep. Calvert's Remarks on the Distinguished Flying Cross Memorial

2013-10-29 19:41:22


Rep. Calvert remarks on bill to simplify Veterans' education benefits

2013-10-28 22:08:02


Rep. Calvert: "Mr. President - Tear Down These Barricades!"

2013-10-02 22:04:39


Rep. Calvert Remarks on Energy and Water Spending Bill

2013-07-09 21:22:02


Rep. Calvert Questions Secretary Hagel at Budget Hearing

2013-04-17 17:29:59


Rep. Calvert Questions OMB Director on FY14 Budget

2013-04-11 22:10:26


Rep. Calvert: "Preserve the sanctity of our medals"

2013-04-10 18:13:33


Congressman Calvert's Remarks on the FY14 Budget

2013-03-20 18:54:07


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Ken Calvert, a lifelong resident of Riverside County and 17-year small business owner in the restaurant and real estate industries, represents the 42nd Congressional District of southern California. Calvert was born on June 8, 1953 and attended neighborhood public schools, graduating from Corona High School in 1971. He attended two years at Chaffey College, in Alta Loma, and then enrolled at San Diego State University, where he graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Ken is a Protestant and is involved in several local community volunteer organizations.

The 42nd District encompasses the western edge of Riverside County including the cities of Eastvale, Norco, Corona, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Canyon Lake, Menifee, Murrieta and a portion of Temecula. Rep. Calvert was first elected to the House in 1992 and was part of the historic “Contract with America” class  in 1994 that swept the House to Republican control for the first time in 40 years.

In the 113th Congress, Rep. Calvert continues to serve on the House Appropriations Committee where he is the Chairman of the Interior and the Environment Subcommittee.  Rep. Calvert is also a member of the Defense Subcommittee and the Energy and Water Subcommittee.  He also serves on the House Budget Committee.  Rep. Calvert was also selected to serve as the Chairman of the California Republican Delegation.

Rep. Calvert has been the California Republican Delegation’s voice on the House Steering Committee, which determines House Republican committee assignments, since 2003.

In the 113th Congress, Rep. Calvert’s legislative priorities includes: enacting pro-growth policies that will help our struggling economy; reducing our national debt; reforming our tax code; supporting our military around the world and supporting the mission in Afghanistan; strengthening our borders and making the use of E-Verify mandatory for all employers in the U.S.; creating long-term solutions to California’s energy and water problems; working towards the implementation and funding of new transportation corridors vital to Riverside County’s future; reducing the time it takes to build infrastructure projects by making common sense, bi-partisan reforms to our environmental laws; and, much more.


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