Ken Calvert

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  • Calvert Op-Ed: Common Sense Immigration Enforcement Needed
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on July 10, 2014 | Preview rr

    The city of Murrieta recently had the national spotlight cast upon it. The attention it received was not something the community sought. After all, Murrieta is a thriving community of more than 100,000 people—25 percent of them Latino—where parents are commuting to a job they wish was a little closer to home and planning weekend activities with family and friends. The cause for the attention is rooted many miles away. Immigrants are crossing our border illegally in droves through the Rio Grande ... Read more

  • Calvert Op-Ed: State still thirsting for water solutions
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 2, 2014 | Preview rr

    From today's Press Enterpise: State still thirsting for water solutions By Ken Calvert Despite recent storms, California continues to be in the midst of a significant drought. In fact, despite above average rain and snow in February, most of California has received only about half of normal precipitation levels this winter, and recent measurements reveal snowpack levels less than one-third of normal. The impact of our drought is felt hardest in our agriculture-rich Central Valley. Farmers along ... Read more

  • Let’s do our best for mental health
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on February 27, 2014 | Preview rr

    The following op-ed appeared in The Hill newspaper on February 27, 2014: Let’s do our best for mental health By Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) The human brain is an extraordinary thing. When functioning at its highest levels, the brain can produce profound thoughts, innovate scientific breakthroughs that change the course of history and imagine breathtaking forms of art. Unfortunately, like any other human organ, the brain is not infallible. When the brain malfunctions it can produce unfounded anxi... Read more

  • Calvert Op-Ed: A Serious Budget
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 10, 2013 | Preview rr

    The following op-ed appeared in The Press Enterprise on April 10, 2013: Americans are understandably frustrated by the inability of the people they send to Washington, D.C., to produce serious solutions to the many challenges we face as a country. I serve on the Budget Committee in the House of Representatives and have recently worked with our committee chairman, Paul Ryan, to produce a federal budget that reduces deficits by $4.6 trillion and is a real plan to balance the budget in 10 years. Yo... Read more

  • Remembering Our Veterans
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on November 11, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and Military Retirees

    As our nation observes this upcoming Veterans Day, we reaffirm a solemn promise to remember and honor the men and women of the United States Armed Forces – past and present. Although Veterans Day was established to remember and revere the sacrifice of so many, our veterans also deserve to know that their country is looking after them and their families, each and every day. There is no other group of Americans that our society is more indebted to than U.S. veterans. I have always supported vetera... Read more

  • Concede?
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on July 16, 2007 | Preview rr
    Tags: Illegal Immigration

    The below Opinion Editorial by Rep. Calvert appeared in the July 16, 2007 Riverside Press Enterprise. Read more