Jobs, Economy and Federal Spending

I understand the impact of a stagnant job market on my constituents and on hard-working Americans across the country, and am committed to working with my colleagues – on both sides of the aisle – to advance long-term, pro-growth policies that get our economy growing.

I support the following targeted solutions: simplify the tax code, lower the corporate tax rate, halt all job-killing regulatory proposals, reduce employer payroll taxes for newly-hired employees; make E-Verify - the only tool for employers to verify the legal status of potential employees - mandatory in all 50 states; and open global markets to American products.

As a former small business owner, I understand what it means to sign the front of a payroll check, and what that paycheck means to families. Putting Californians back to work remains a top priority.

More on Jobs, Economy and Federal Spending

February 7, 2019 Press Release

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the “Green New Deal” by Congressional Democrats:

 

“Socialism disguised as radical environmentalism is still socialism. As Democrats admit, the Green New Deal seeks a ‘massive transformation’ of America. The proposal would expand the reach, size and cost of our federal government to levels that would leave our Founding Fathers rolling in their graves.

February 5, 2019 Press Release

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement on the State of the Union Address:

 

“There’s no doubt that we live in a polarized political environment right now, but if you stop and focus on the actual policies the President is outlining you will see that these are generally common-sense ideas that have broad support in our country. I believe we can accomplish tremendous things if we put politics aside and just focus on what’s best for American families."

 

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January 11, 2019 Press Release

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) introduced legislation, the Employee Bonus Protection Act, H.R. 488, aimed at protecting employee bonuses from overly complex federal requirements.

 

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.

 

September 12, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) voted along with a bipartisan majority (377 to 20) of the House of Representatives to approve a three-bill Appropriations “minibus” funding bill. The package of bills includes funding for the Energy and Water, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Legislative Branch Appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2019. Rep. Calvert served as a member of the joint House and Senate Conference Committee on the legislation.

 

July 19, 2018 Press Release

Today, the House of Representatives approved (217 to 199) the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, which was authored by Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42).  Rep. Calvert serves as the Chairman of the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee.

 

April 12, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) voted in support of House Joint Resolution 2, an amendment to the Constitution of the United States requiring a balanced budget. The Resolution failed to receive the two-thirds vote (223 to 184) necessary for approval.
 
 
 
March 22, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) voted along with a majority (256 to 167) of the House of Representatives to approve the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act. Rep. Calvert is the Chairman of the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee.

 

February 12, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement on the President’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget request:

 

“All budget proposals involve tough decisions and establishing priorities. I am pleased to see a number of important programs emphasized in the proposal, including our military, veterans programs, school choice and efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.

 

February 8, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) voted along with a bipartisan majority (240 to 186) of the House of Representatives to approve the Bipartisan Budget Act. The legislation also provides almost $90 billion in emergency supplemental appropriations for disaster relief efforts for affected communities.