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  • Rep. Calvert Completes Annual Meetings with Every City in the 42nd Congressional District
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) completed his annual meetings with every city and county throughout the 42nd Congressional District. Since first being elected to the House of Representatives, Rep. Calvert has spent a week early in the calendar year meeting with the elected leaders and staff from every city and county in his congressional district to discuss the federal issues that are a priority for them. “The annual meetings I hold with these elected leaders and staff members are a produ... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Reintroduces Legislation to Ensure Military Reservists Receive Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits as Intended
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) reintroduced legislation, H.R. 925, that will ensure military reservists will receive Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits as intended by correcting an unintended issue that has negatively affected reservists when reporting for active duty. “Our veterans and reservists deserve to receive the benefits they have earned without unnecessary complications,” said Rep. Calvert. “Our reservists make themselves available on short notice to contribute to our national security.... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Introduces Bill to Increase Transparency about Federal Animal Testing
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) introduced the Federal Accountability in Chemical Testing (FACT) Act, H.R. 816. The FACT Act would improve reporting by EPA, FDA, NIH, USDA and other government agencies about their efforts to replace inefficient, multi-million-dollar animal tests with faster, less costly and more effective alternative methods for assessing the safety of chemicals, drugs, foods, cosmetics and other substances. “For two decades, I have played a key role in the efforts to rep... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Statement on President Trump’s Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court: “I believe Neil Gorsuch is a strong choice to serve on our Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch’s record indicates he will be a strong defender of the Constitution and American liberties. Judge Gorsuch is well qualified and was approved unanimously via voice vote for his current seat on the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. I applaud Se... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert's Statement on President Trump’s Executive Actions on National Security
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    First and foremost, this is not a Muslim ban. There is no prohibition on the immigration of individuals based on religion. There is no prohibition of individuals who are Muslim from immigrating to the United States. Individuals from Muslim prominent countries such as Pakistan, Indonesia, Turkey, Egypt, etc are not subject to this Executive Order (EO). The Executive Order places a temporary 90 day halt to the admission of immigrant and non-immigrant visas for nationals from seven countries that a... Read more

  • Reps. Poe and Calvert Introduce Bill to Help Small Businesses Comply with ADA Law
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) has joined Congressman Ted Poe (TX-2) to introduce legislation, H.R. 620, designed to help small businesses comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). "The goal of the Americans with Disabilities Act is to provide access for the disabled – it’s not to give unscrupulous trial lawyers the opportunity to abuse small businesses,” said Rep. Calvert. “California has become ground zero for abusive ADA lawsuits and I have heard from many of our job creators wh... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Introduces Bill to Honor Riverside County Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) introduced legislation, H.R. 638, to name the Murrieta postal facility located at 24930 Washington Avenue in honor of the Riverside County veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. This bill would designate the post office as the “Riverside County Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Memorial Post Office.” “Veterans from Riverside County made significant contributions and sacrifices while taking part in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars,” said Rep. Calvert. “Naming t... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Introduces Bill to Double Jail Time for Mail Theft
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) introduced the Ensuring the Safety Our Mail Act, H.R. 603, which will double the maximum jail sentence for anyone convicted of mail theft. “The high rate of mail theft in our region, particularly the theft of cluster box units, is a serious concern that must be addressed,” said Rep. Calvert. “Clearly, the criminals breaking into these mailboxes are not afraid of the consequences. I believe we need to send a strong message that if you get caught stealing mai... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Statement on the Inauguration of President Donald J. Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement on the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump: “I want to congratulate President Trump on being sworn into office and welcome the entire Trump family to the White House. The coming weeks, months and years ahead will be filled with tremendous opportunities and challenges for President Trump. I pray he finds the guidance, strength and conviction necessary to do what’s best for our country. By electing President Trump, America... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Votes for One Time Exemption to Allow General Mattis to Serve as Secretary of Defense
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) voted along with a majority (268 to 151) to approve legislation, S. 84, that provides a legal exemption for General James Mattis to serve as Secretary of Defense. The exception is necessary due to existing law that otherwise prohibits a member of the military from serving as Secretary of Defense within seven years of their military service. “General Mattis is overwhelmingly qualified to serve as our next Secretary of Defense and has demonstrated outstanding... Read more