Ken Calvert

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  • Agriculture

    The American farmer is an integral part of country’s fabric and remains an essential member of communities across the nation. Additionally, the world renowned California agriculture industry is one of the most significant contributors to our state’s ...

  • Defense and Homeland Security

    On September 11, 2001, the lives of over three thousand innocent people were taken in senseless acts of terror. The Armed Forces of the United States of America continue to be on the forefront of this fight and they need the support necessary to both...

  • Education

    I fully recognize that the future of America is linked to the successful education of our children. While public education has traditionally been a right and responsibility of states and local communities, federal funding and control has increased ov...

  • Energy and the Environment

    The energy challenges facing our nation continue to pose a significant burden on American families as well as our domestic economic security. To meet our energy needs, our country must take action on multiple policy fronts. In the short term, we must...

  • Ethics Approval

    In 2006, the Los Angeles Times published a story alleging Rep. Calvert had personally benefitted from a federal funding request. The story stated that the request was for a freeway interchange near property Rep. Calvert owned and later sold and alleg...

  • Health Care

    With premiums rising, deductibles increasing, and health care choices decreasing, American families know all too well that Obamacare is collapsing. That’s exactly why I promised the voters in my district that I would take action and work to repeal an...

  • Illegal Immigration

    The U.S. immigration system is broken. There are an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants currently residing in the U.S. It is vital that Congress take action to secure our borders and stop illegal immigration. The status quo is unacceptable and I ...

  • Jobs, Economy and Federal Spending

    As you know, the federal government is facing extraordinary fiscal challenges. The combination of soaring government expenditures and a slow economy has contributed to an unprecedented debt crisis, culminating in the first downgrading of the U.S. cre...

  • Small Business

    As a former small business owner, I recognize that small business is the engine of job growth in our country and the backbone of our economy. Small businesses employ more than 50 percent of the private work-force, generate half of the nation’s gross ...

  • Social Security and Medicare

    I have always been, and will continue to be, dedicated to working toward a solution so that all who have paid into the Social Security system will benefit fairly. As it has become increasingly obvious that Social Security will go bankrupt without act...

  • Taxes

    For too long government has assumed that a percentage of an individual’s income is owed to them. However, I believe that it is the government who is beholden to the people. Individuals should expect results from the hard earned money that they turn o...

  • Transportation

    The 42nd Congressional District encompasses some of the fastest growing communities in the nation. As is often the case, population growth has been closely followed by increased demands on transportation infrastructure. The Inland Empire region, whic...

  • Veterans and Military Retirees

    America’s veterans are the reason we are able to enjoy the freedoms we have today. Because of their sacrifice and honor, our country has prevailed over the worst of foes. That is why it is imperative that our country never forgets the price that has ...

  • Water

    For many years California water users have experienced fairly level water rates. However, some communities have begun to see rate increases because the population growth in southern California has not been matched by similar growth in available water...