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 over recent years. As a result there has been a growing debate on whether federal involvement in education, and the billions in federal spending that comes with it, is actually improving educational opportunity.

I support the reevaluation of the federal role in education and believe that federal policy must always balance the need for standards and accountability with the rights of students, families and teachers while preserving local control of K-12 education. And in a time of ever more tight budgets, where spending restraint is necessary to decrease the federal deficit, innovative and effective education policy must be the guiding principle.

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September 27, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) voted along with a bipartisan majority (361 to 61) of the House of Representatives to approve the Conference Report to the Department of Defense, and the Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2019. Rep. Calvert is the Vice-Chairman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and was a member of the Conference Committee for this bill.

 

January 7, 2015 Press Release

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) reintroduced legislation, H.R. 182, to streamline veteran education benefits at community colleges.

 

"Our veterans continue to deserve a simple, straightforward education benefits process that is free of unnecessary, bureaucratic delays," said Rep. Calvert. "I'm hopeful that the House will once again show strong support for this important reform and the Senate will follow suit."

 

October 3, 2012 Press Release
Today Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA) issued the following statement in response to the announcement that the University of California, Riverside received preliminary accreditation for the new medical school:

"Yesterday marked the culmination of many years of work by local, state and federal officials, in partnership with community and business leaders, to bring a medical school to UCR. I would like to thank UCR Chancellor Timothy White for his determination as well as Dr. G. Richard Olds, the dean of our new medical school.

March 9, 2011 In The News
Congressional Quarterly, Budget Tracker

The head of the Interior Department defended Obama's fiscal 2012 budget request for the agency during a hearing before the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee.

July 20, 2010 Press Release

Yesterday H. Res. 1219, a bipartisan resolution that expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that National Child Awareness Month should be established in the month of September passed the House by a vote of 373-0. The bill was introduced by Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) and Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) on March 25, 2010.

July 1, 2009 Press Release

Today H. Res. 438, a bipartisan resolution that expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that National Child Awareness Month should be established in the month of September passed the House.  The bill was introduced by Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) and Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) on May 14, 2009.

April 9, 2009 Press Release
Today, the House voted in favor of H.R. 4818, the FY2005 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The amalgamated bill included nine appropriations bills for a total of $388.4 billion in discretionary spending. When added to the other four discretionary appropriations bills, the total FY05 discretionary spending is $821.9 billion.

April 9, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (R-Corona) voted for H.R. 3010, the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill. This bill provides $145.5 billion in discretionary spending for Fiscal Year 2006, which begins October 1, 2005 and ends September 30, 2006.

April 9, 2009 Press Release

Today Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA) issued the following statement in response to the announcement that the University of California, Riverside received preliminary accreditation for the new medical school:

"Yesterday marked the culmination of many years of work by local, state and federal officials, in partnership with community and business leaders, to bring a medical school to UCR.  I would like to thank UCR Chancellor Timothy White for his determination as well as Dr. G. Richard Olds, the dean of our new medical school.

March 30, 2009 Press Release
Today Congressman Ken Calvert issued the following statement in response to the USA Today article "Illegal Immigrants Might Get Stimulus Jobs, Expert Says," (03/09/2009):

"It is wrong that Pelosi and Reid stripped the E-Verify provisions from the stimulus and as predicted, illegal immigrants will most likely get jobs created by the stimulus bill -- a bill being paid for by hard working Americans and legal residents.