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  • Rep. Calvert Releases Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    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-... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert: VA Wait Times “Sure As Hell Do Matter”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    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 sur... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Testifies on the Need to Stop ADA Lawsuit Abuse
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    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.... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert to Testify in Support of the ACCESS Act and Protecting Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    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.... Read more

  • 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