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  • Rep. Calvert’s Pechanga Water Rights Settlement Act Passed by Natural Resources Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    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 Munic... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Votes to Stop Gitmo Detainee Transfers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    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 ... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Introduces the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians Water Rights Settlement Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    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 del... Read more

  • Long-Serving Calvert Chief of Staff Dave Ramey Leaving Capitol Hill After 32 Years of Service
    Posted in Press Releases on September 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    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 eff... Read more

  • Congressional Task Force on CENTCOM Releases Initial Report
    Posted in Press Releases on August 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    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 ... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Applauds U.S. Attorney and USPIS for Mail Theft Arrests
    Posted in Press Releases on August 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    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 continu... Read more

  • FAA Reauthorization Act Including Rep. Calvert’s Ontario Airport Bill Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    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 ... Read more

  • House Passes Rep. Calvert’s Interior Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    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 resourc... Read more

  • House Passes FAA Reauthorization Act Including Rep. Calvert’s Ontario Airport Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, the House of Representatives passed via voice vote 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). “With the passage of this bill today, we are one step closer to restoring local control of Ontario Airport,” said Rep. Calvert. “I’m looking forward to the Senate approving the ... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Statement on Dallas Tragedy
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement in response to the tragedy in Dallas: “We grieve today with the Dallas law enforcement community, their families, and all of Dallas. Every day, police officers around the country perform an incredibly difficult job that involves putting themselves in danger in order to protect and serve their communities. Five families are now left without a loved one, and the city of Dallas has five fewer heroes. Acts of violence simply have ... Read more