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  • Rep. Calvert Votes to Protect Access to Affordable Retirement Advice
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2016 | Preview rr

    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 Washin... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert to Hold Annual Academy Night
    Posted in Press Releases on April 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) is pleased to announce his 24th Annual Academy Night event for high school students in the 42nd Congressional District who are interested in attending one of the U.S. military academies. Academy Night features presentations from the U.S Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. When: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Where: Ortega High School Conf... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Introduces Legislation to Ensure Military Reservists Receive Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits as Intended
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) introduced legislation, H.R. 4941, 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. “My legislation would address a growing concern I am hearing from reservists who are trying to use... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Praises CA Drought Relief Language in Energy and Water Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) praised the inclusion of several provisions that will provide relief to California’s ongoing drought in the Fiscal Year 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations bill. Rep. Calvert is a member of the House Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee, which approved the bill earlier today. “Despite above average rainfall in northern California this winter, our state continues to suffer due to misguided federal regulations that unnecessarily restrict our ability ... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Joins California Republicans in Calling on White House to Act on Drought
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) joined with California House Republicans in sending a letter to President Obama calling on him to direct federal agencies to increase water exports in the California Bay Delta. “California desperately needs water to recharge our groundwater basins and our reservoirs, yet our federal agencies continue to allow far too much water to flow out to the Pacific Ocean,” said Rep. Calvert. “The Obama administration can and should take meaningful action, within exist... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Introduces Bill to Double Jail Time for Mail Theft
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) introduced the Ensuring the Safety of Our Mail Act, H.R. 4515, which will double the maximum jail sentence for anyone convicted of mail theft. “The disturbing growth in mail theft in my district, and particularly the theft of cluster box units, must be stopped,” said Rep. Calvert. “The criminals who steal mail to conduct identity theft or for other purposes need to face greater consequences for their actions. My constituents are fed up with the disruption t... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Veterans Education Bill Passed by the House
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, the House passed H.R. 3016, which contained legislation introduced by Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) to streamline veteran education benefits at community colleges. “I strongly believe that we should take whatever steps necessary to simplify the veterans education benefits our service members earned,” said Rep. Calvert. “By passing this reform measure, Congress can remove unnecessary, bureaucratic delays for our veterans.” H.R. 3016 contained the legislative text of H.R. 182, introduced ... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Announces Congressional Art Contest
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) invited high school students throughout the 42nd Congressional District to participate in the 34th Annual Congressional Art Competition. “I am always amazed and inspired by the artistic skills of our students,” said Rep. Calvert. “The Congressional Art Competition is a fantastic way to showcase the talents of young Americans from around the country.” This year marks the thirty-fourth anniversary of the Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery. E... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Announces Military Academy Nominations
    Posted in Press Releases on January 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) announced the students from the 42ndCongressional District that he has nominated to attend the U.S. Service Academies. As a Member of Congress, Rep. Calvert has the privilege of nominating a select group of highly qualified young men and women from the 42nd District for an appointment to one or more U.S. Service Academies—Air Force, Naval, Military and Merchant Marine. “These young men and women have demonstrated tremendous character and integrity, and I am... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Introduces Bill to Facilitate Ontario International Airport Transfer
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) introduced legislation, H.R. 4369, to facilitate the transfer of Ontario International Airport from the city of Los Angeles to the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA). “Inland Empire residents are ready to take back local control of Ontario Airport and I’m happy to take whatever steps are necessary to achieve that goal,” said Rep. Calvert. “This legislation has broad, bipartisan support and I’m hopeful Congress will approve it quickly. I’m lookin... Read more