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 domestic product and are the principal source of new jobs in the U.S. economy. The federal government’s job is not to stifle the prosperity of these businesses through an onerous tax and regulatory system but to stay out of the way so that the transactions of a free market may take place. I continue to support legislation which gives small employers options to deal with the surging cost of health care; strives to keep taxes low; advocates for the SBA; encourages federal agencies to do more business with U.S. small businesses; and continues to fight burdensome and unnecessary federal regulations which hamper small business growth and job creation.

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July 30, 2019 Press Release

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) introduced the ACCESS Act, H.R. 4099, legislation designed to help small businesses comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

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 15, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) voted along with a majority (225 to 192) of the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act.  Rep. Calvert is an original cosponsor of the bill.


January 30, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address:


August 3, 2012 Press Release
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March 29, 2012 Press Release
Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) applauded House Leadership for an aggressive agenda prior to the April district work period that focused on job creation, the FY2013 budget and transportation infrastructure.

"House Republicans have been working hard over the last few weeks to pass legislation vital to the American people such as a jobs bill, a budget and providing for our transportation infrastructure," said Rep. Calvert. "Under Republican Leadership, the House has returned to regular order and focused singularly on doing the people's business."

January 24, 2012 In The News
Rep. Calvert (R-CA) issued the following statement in advance of tonight's State of the Union Address by President Obama:

January 18, 2012 Press Release

Rep. Calvert Statement on SOPA/PIPA

October 14, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. October 14, 2011 – Earlier this week California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1236, making it illegal for the state and California municipalities to voluntarily use the E-verify system.

"Right now, across America, various states and local governments are enacting mandatory E-Verify.  Meanwhile, California is going the other way by enacting a ban on voluntary E-Verify, and in fact the Governor is signing laws to preempt the use of E-verify. This is an outrage," said Rep. Calvert.

March 25, 2010 Press Release
Today Rep. Calvert (R-CA) voted against yet another Democrat spending bill, H.R. 4899, the "Disaster Relief and Summer Jobs Act."  The bill passed on the heels of the Democrats almost one trillion dollar health care bill.