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  • 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

  • Rep. Calvert Responds to State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement following the President’s State of the Union address: “Americans listened to President Obama’s final State of the Union address this evening, but nothing he said tonight changes what they have experienced first-hand over the past seven years. The President’s failed policies have led to a stagnant economy, more expensive healthcare for the middle-class, emboldened our enemies and created a more dangerous world. Not surprisingly... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Votes to Send Obamacare Repeal to the President’s Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement after voting along with a majority of the House (240 to 181) to approve legislation that will repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood: “A majority of my constituents continue to oppose Obamacare and a health care system that is controlled by Washington bureaucrats instead of doctors and patients. For the first time since the law was passed, Congress will be sending an Obamacare repeal to the President’s desk. I have and... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Statement on Obama’s Executive Action to Restrict 2nd Amendment Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s executive actions on gun control: “President Obama’s unconstitutional executive actions are now a trademark of his failed presidency. The President’s actions today go a step beyond his previous regulatory overreach by restricting constitutionally protected rights in a manner that itself is a violation of the policy-making powers the Constitution reserves for Congress. Americans are understandab... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Legislation Would Enhance Refugee Vetting Process
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) introduced the Secure Accountability for Emigres and Refugees (SAFER) Act, H.R. 4291. The SAFER Act would add requirements to the Syrian and Iraqi refugee security vetting process. “It has become all too clear to many Americans that our security screening processes for individuals wishing to enter our country are insufficient,” said Rep. Calvert. “Peaceful people who wish to come to our country with good intentions have nothing to fear with these additional... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Votes to Fund Key Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) voted along with a bipartisan majority (316 to 113) to approve the Fiscal Year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Act. The bill funds the federal discretionary budget for the remainder of the fiscal year. Rep. Calvert serves as the Chairman of the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee. “The funding priorities the House approved today will curb the Obama administration’s dangerous bureaucracy while investing in programs that are essential to American... Read more