Ken Calvert

Ken Calvert

CALIFORNIA's 42nd DISTRICT

Rep. Calvert Announces 2016 Academy Appointments

2016/06/24

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) announced and congratulated the 2016 Service Academy Appointments from the 42nd Congressional District of California. As a Member of Congress, Rep. Calvert has the privilege of nominating a select group of highly qualified young men and women for admission to the United States Service Academies – Army, Navy, Air Force and Merchant Marine.

“One of the best parts about being a Member of Congress is having the privilege to nominate highly qualified students from our region to attend our nation’s service academies,” said Rep. Calvert. “Our entire community should be very proud of these outstanding students.  I wish them the very best as they head out in the coming days to begin their studies at our service academies.”

The following is a list of the candidates nominated by Congressman Calvert who have also received and accepted an Offer of Appointment to our nation’s service academies, and will be part of the Class of 2020 entering in June 2016:

United States Air Force Academy

Kyle Hames, Murrieta Valley High School

Eric Nunez, Vista Murrieta High School

United States Military Academy at West Point
Jared Cochrane, Calvary Murrieta Christian Academy

Kevin Hong, Temecula Preparatory School

Celeste Tyner, Santiago High School, Corona
Austin Wheeler, Norco High School, Norco

United States Naval Academy
Anthony Aldrian, Murrieta Valley High School

Karma Richards, Murrieta Mesa High School

 

United States Merchant Marine Academy

Garret Gal, Vista Murrieta High School

Each Appointee to the Armed Service Academies will receive an education valued in excess of $400,000. Rep. Calvert’s appointments to the Armed Service Academies are awarded on a strictly competitive basis through a Congressional Nominations Selection Committee. The Committee evaluates each candidate and makes recommendations. 

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Rep. Calvert Statement on United States v. Texas Decision

2016/06/23

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court ruling in the United States v. Texas immigration case:

 

“Time and time again I, along with other Republicans, have spoken out against President Obama’s executive actions because they violate our constitutional separation of powers. Today, the Supreme Court’s tie effectively upheld the lower court’s ruling that agreed with our opinion.  Congress writes the laws, not the President.  There’s no doubt that our immigration system is broken.  The first step we must take to fix the system is to strengthen our border security and make the use of E-Verify mandatory.”

 

 

  

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House Approves Calvert Bill to Facilitate Ontario Airport Transfer

2016/06/21

Today, the House of Representatives approved, by voice vote, Congressman Ken Calvert’s (CA-42) legislation, H.R. 4369, that will facilitate the transfer of Ontario International Airport from the city of Los Angeles to the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA).

 

“Today is a great day for the Inland Empire and the future of air travel for our region,” said Rep. Calvert. “Restoring local control of Ontario Airport and improving air travel options for Inland Empire residents and businesses is one of my highest priorities. I look forward to the bill being passed by the Senate in the very near future.”

 

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 authorize or appropriate any new federal spending.

 

The following members have cosponsored the legislation: Norma Torres (CA-35), Paul Cook (CA-8), Grace Napolitano (CA-32), Raul Ruiz (CA-36), Pete Aguilar (CA-31) and Mark Takano (CA-41).

 

Companion legislation was introduced in the Senate by California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer.

 

 

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Rep. Calvert’s Interior Bill Approved by the Appropriations Committee

2016/06/15

(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 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, , 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.

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.

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.

– 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:

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.

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.

http://appropriations.house.gov/UploadedFiles/BILLS-114HR-SC-AP-FY2017-Interior-SubcommitteeDraft.pdf

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Rep. Calvert Statement on the Orlando Terror Attack

2016/06/13

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement in response to the terror attack in Orlando, Florida:

 

“Our hearts are broken once again in the wake of the horrific terror attack in Orlando by an Islamic jihadist.  As we saw last December right here in the Inland Empire, the barbaric and cowardly actions of radicalized Islamists can have devastating consequences. In order to defeat and eliminate violent Islamic extremism, in all of its forms, we must take stronger and more effective actions both domestically and abroad. Let us honor the Orlando victims by strengthening our resolve to defend the liberties that make America the extraordinary nation it is, and committing to win this battle against violent Islamic extremists.”

 

 

 

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Rep. Calvert Releases Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill

2016/05/24

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) released the Fiscal Year 2017 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill. Rep. Calvert is the Chairman of the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee.  


“Job creation and wage growth continue to be stifled because American job creators wake up every day worrying about what new regulation the Obama administration will issue next,” said Rep. Calvert. “The EPA’s overreach continues to cause economic harm, and this bill denies funding for more job-killing regulators while providing necessary resources to effective programs that actually improve the environment and protect our natural resources. In addition, I am pleased that the bill will once again provide increases for our incredible National Parks as they celebrate their Centennial this year, and continues progress on a functional Earthquake Early Warning System.”


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.


For the subcommittee draft text of the legislation, please visit: http://appropriations.house.gov/UploadedFiles/BILLS-114HR-SC-AP-FY2017-Interior-SubcommitteeDraft.pdf

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Calvert: VA Wait Times “Sure As Hell Do Matter”

2016/05/23

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement in response to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald’s comments this morning in which he indicated veteran wait times are not what really matters:

 

“Secretary McDonald’s comments this morning highlight just how out of touch the VA leadership continues to be with the serious problems within their agency. The wait times sure as hell did matter to the veterans who died while waiting for services. The wait times sure as hell do matter to the veterans who call my office because they are struggling to get in to see a VA doctor. Our veterans deserve prompt health care of the highest quality – why is that so hard for our VA Secretary to understand? His comparison to a trip to Disneyland is utterly out of touch.”

 

 

 

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Rep. Calvert Testifies on the Need to Stop ADA Lawsuit Abuse

2016/05/19

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) testified before the Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice of the House Judiciary Committee in support of the ACCESS Act, H.R. 241, which he introduced on January 9, 2015.  The ACCESS Act is designed to help small businesses comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

 

“The ADA is an incredibly important law for disabled Americans and Congress needs to act to ensure it continues to benefit the disabled rather than trial lawyers,” said Rep. Calvert. “Far too many small businesses in California and around the country are being targeted by lawyers who are more concerned with lining their pockets than actually improving access for the disabled.  My bill, the ACCESS Act, makes a common sense reform that will actually improve access for the disabled while protecting American job creators.”

 

ACCESS Act Background:

 

The ACCESS (ADA Compliance for Customer Entry to Stores and Services) Act would alleviate the financial burden small businesses are facing, while still fulfilling the purpose of the ADA. Any person aggrieved by a violation of the ADA would provide the owner or operator with a written notice of the violation, specific enough to allow such owner or operator to identify the barrier to their access. Within 60 days the owner or operator would be required to provide the aggrieved person with a description outlining improvements that would be made to address the barrier. The owner or operator would then have 120 days to remove the infraction. The failure to meet any of these conditions would allow the suit to go forward.

 

The purpose of the ADA is to ensure appropriate remedial action for those who have suffered harm. Although there are times when litigation by harmed individuals is necessary, there are an increasing number of lawsuits brought under the ADA that are based upon a desire to achieve financial settlements rather than to achieve the appropriate modifications. ADA lawsuits are especially prevalent in California. According to the California Chamber of Commerce, California has 40% of the nation’s ADA lawsuits but only 12% of the country’s disabled population. These lawsuits place exorbitant legal fees on small businesses and often times they are unaware of the specific nature of the allegations brought against them.

 

Below is Rep. Calvert’s testimony:

 

Mr. Chairman and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, thank you for the opportunity to testify today on the need for legislation to promote the effective enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations on businesses.

As you know, the Americans with Disabilities Act is undoubtedly one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation. We can all agree that providing all Americans with access to public accommodations is an invaluable legislative objective.

The purpose of the ADA is to ensure access for the disabled to public accommodation and provide appropriate remedial action for those who have suffered harm as a result of non-compliance. Although there are times when litigation by harmed individuals is necessary, there are an increasing number of lawsuits brought under the ADA that are based upon a desire to achieve financial settlements rather than to achieve the appropriate modifications for access. These lawsuits filed by serial litigants, often referred to as “drive-by lawsuits,” place exorbitant legal fees on small businesses, and often times business owners are unaware of the specific nature of the allegations brought against them.

In early 2011, frivolous ADA lawsuits against small businesses reached an all-time high throughout California, and as a result, my good friend and colleague, former Congressman Dan Lungren (R-CA), championed the issue and introduced the original ACCESS Act (H.R. 3356) in the 112th Congress. I was pleased to have been afforded the opportunity to take over the legislation for reintroduction beginning in the 113th Congress. In January 2015, I reintroduced the legislation as H.R. 241, the ACCESS Act.

H.R. 241 is a cost-free and commonsense piece of legislation that would alleviate the financial burden small businesses are facing, while still fulfilling the purpose of the ADA. Any person aggrieved by a violation of the ADA would provide the owner or operator with a written notice of the violation, specific enough to allow such owner or operator to identify the barrier to their access. Within 60 days the owner or operator would be required to provide the aggrieved person with a description outlining improvements that would be made to address the barrier. The owner or operator would then have 120 days to make the improvement. The failure to meet any of these conditions would allow the lawsuit to go forward.  

I think we can all agree that we must ensure that individuals with disabilities are afforded the same access and opportunities as those without disabilities. Frivolous lawsuits do not accomplish this goal. Allowing small business owners and cities alike to fix ADA violations within 120 days, rather than waiting for lengthy legal battles to play out, is a more thoughtful, timely, and reasonable approach.

While the ADA is a national law, California has become ground zero for ADA violation lawsuits.  In fact, California is home to more federal disability lawsuits than the next four states combined. A 2014 report determined that since 2005, more than 10,000 federal ADA lawsuits had been filed in the five states with the highest disabled populations; 7,188 of which were filed in California. Violating the ADA in California carries a minimum $4,000 penalty in addition to the plaintiff’s legal fees. As of 2014, according to the US Census Bureau, 31 individuals made up at least 56% of federal disability lawsuits in California. Those figures and the real life toll it takes on small business owners, are why I introduced this legislation to allow for a “fix-it” period.  

However, it is clear that this is not just a major problem in California. The introduction of similar legislation by the gentleman from Texas, Representative Ted Poe, shows just that. His legislation authorizes a training and education component for the affected community and Certified Access Specialists, which I would welcome and embrace as an amendment to my bill.

This is also a bipartisan issue supported by states. I was pleased to see that California SB 269, the text of which I would like to submit for the record as well as a related article, passed unanimously in the State Assembly and Senate, and was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on May 10th, 2016. SB 269 was authored by a friend of mine, Democratic State Senator, Gen. Richard Roth. The legislation is similar to the ACCESS Act in that it allows businesses to take immediate steps to become accessible by providing them with 120 days, from receipt of a Certified Access Specialist report, to resolve any identified violations without being subject to litigation costs or statutory penalties. I worry that with California acting to curb these lawsuits, some of these serial litigants will try their trade in other states.

Without question, the ACCESS Act will ensure that the ADA is used for its true purpose of guaranteed accessibility to public accommodations for all Americans while eliminating abusive, costly and unnecessary lawsuits for small business owners.

Once again, I appreciate your time today and stand ready to assist the committee in any way possible to ensure this legislation moves forward.

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Calvert to Testify in Support of the ACCESS Act and Protecting Jobs

2016/05/16

Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) will testify before the Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice of the House Judiciary Committee this week in support of the ACCESS Act, H.R. 241, which he introduced on January 9, 2015.  The ACCESS Act is designed to help small businesses comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

 

Hearing Title:         Examining Legislation to Promote the Effective Enforcement of the ADA’s Public

                               Accommodation Provisions

 

Date:                       May 19, 2016

 

Time:                       9:00 A.M. EST/6:00 A.M. PST

 

Location:                  2141 Rayburn House Office Building

 

 

ACCESS Act Background:

 

The ACCESS (ADA Compliance for Customer Entry to Stores and Services) Act would alleviate the financial burden small businesses are facing, while still fulfilling the purpose of the ADA. Any person aggrieved by a violation of the ADA would provide the owner or operator with a written notice of the violation, specific enough to allow such owner or operator to identify the barrier to their access. Within 60 days the owner or operator would be required to provide the aggrieved person with a description outlining improvements that would be made to address the barrier. The owner or operator would then have 120 days to remove the infraction. The failure to meet any of these conditions would allow the suit to go forward.

 

The purpose of the ADA is to ensure appropriate remedial action for those who have suffered harm. Although there are times when litigation by harmed individuals is necessary, there are an increasing number of lawsuits brought under the ADA that are based upon a desire to achieve financial settlements rather than to achieve the appropriate modifications. ADA lawsuits are especially prevalent in California. According to the California Chamber of Commerce, California has 40% of the nation’s ADA lawsuits but only 12% of the country’s disabled population. These lawsuits place exorbitant legal fees on small businesses and often times they are unaware of the specific nature of the allegations brought against them.

 

For more information, please contact Jason Gagnon at Jason.Gagnon@mail.house.gov or (951) 277-0042.

 

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Rep. Calvert Votes to Protect Access to Affordable Retirement Advice

2016/04/28

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) voted along with a majority (234 to 183) of the House of Representatives to pass House Joint Resolution 88 which disapproves the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to the definition of the term “Fiduciary.”

 

“Hard working American families have the right to get affordable access to financial advice to help them make complicated life planning decisions,” said Rep. Calvert.  “This is yet another example of the Obama administration putting Washington bureaucrats between Americans looking for help and the professionals who provide specialized services.”

 

Background:

(From the House Committee on Education and the Workforce)

 

H.J. Res. 88 would invoke Congress’s powers under the Congressional Review Act to prevent the department’s rule restricting access to retirement advice from going into effect. The resolution follows earlier efforts to enact a responsible, bipartisan alternative to the department’s flawed rule. The resolution will help Americans retire with the peace of mind and financial security they deserve.


If this rule were to take effect, if a family attempts to buy a retirement plan, without becoming a fiduciary on the account, the planner would only legally be able to place all the options on the table. The planner would have no ability to highlight plans; shows the customer different options, or confirm thoughts by family without becoming wholly responsible for any loss the plan may incur.

 

H. J. RES. 88:

 

  • Blocks an extreme, partisan regulation that will make it harder for low- and middle-income families to save for retirement.

 

  • Protects access to affordable retirement advice for all Americans.

 

  • Ensures small business owners can continue to find the advice they need to help their employees plan for retirement.

 

  • Builds upon a larger, bipartisan effort to strengthen protections and help all Americans retire with the financial security and peace of mind they deserve.

 

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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


Contact Information

2269 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-1986
Fax 202-225-2004
calvert.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Appropriations

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.


Serving With

Doug LaMalfa

CALIFORNIA's 1st DISTRICT

Tom McClintock

CALIFORNIA's 4th DISTRICT

Paul Cook

CALIFORNIA's 8th DISTRICT

Jeff Denham

CALIFORNIA's 10th DISTRICT

David Valadao

CALIFORNIA's 21st DISTRICT

Devin Nunes

CALIFORNIA's 22nd DISTRICT

Kevin McCarthy

CALIFORNIA's 23rd DISTRICT

Steve Knight

CALIFORNIA's 25th DISTRICT

Ed Royce

CALIFORNIA's 39th DISTRICT

Mimi Walters

CALIFORNIA's 45th DISTRICT

Dana Rohrabacher

CALIFORNIA's 48th DISTRICT

Darrell Issa

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