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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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.
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.
Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address:
"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."
Rep. Calvert Statement on SOPA/PIPA
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.
"Workers rightfully expect their pension benefits to be there for them when they retire and this legislation will help ensure employers adequately fund pensions," said Rep. Calvert. "Hard-working Americans who contribute to pension plans are entitled to the future they planned and saved for. This bill will protect these futures by providing employers with increased requirements as well as improved methods for funding employee pensions."