Ken Calvert

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  • Rep. Calvert Votes to Raise Pay for American Troops and Resources to Restore Our Military Strength
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) voted along with a bipartisan majority (371-48) of his House colleagues to pass the Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Appropriations bill. Rep. Calvert serves as the Vice Chairman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. “The Defense Appropriations bill passed by the House today is an important first step to rebuild and restore our military strength,” said Rep. Calvert. “The bill provides vital funding for our Armed Services, including a 2.1% pay raise and additi... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Statement on Introduction of the American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement on the introduction of the American Health Care Act: “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 and replace Obamacare with patient-centered health care solutions that actually reduce costs and expand choices. The simple fact... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Named Vice Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) named Rep. Ken Calvert (CA-42) as the Vice Chairman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. Rep. Kay Granger (TX-12) serves as the Chairwoman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. “I am honored to serve as the Vice Chairman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and I want to thank Chairman Frelinghuysen and Chairwoman Granger,” said Rep. Calvert. “I look forward to working with the Chairwoman and supporting her as s... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Statement on Joint Address to Congress by President Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement ahead of the Joint Address to Congress by President Trump: “As we’ve already seen by his actions, President Trump intends to fulfill the promises made last year on the campaign trail. Some people may still be in shock that he won the election, but no one should be surprised by the actions President Trump is taking. Tonight, I expect President Trump to lay out a bold agenda to get America back on the right track. I look forward... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Completes Annual Meetings with Every City in the 42nd Congressional District
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) completed his annual meetings with every city and county throughout the 42nd Congressional District. Since first being elected to the House of Representatives, Rep. Calvert has spent a week early in the calendar year meeting with the elected leaders and staff from every city and county in his congressional district to discuss the federal issues that are a priority for them. “The annual meetings I hold with these elected leaders and staff members are a produ... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Reintroduces Legislation to Ensure Military Reservists Receive Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits as Intended
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) reintroduced legislation, H.R. 925, that will ensure military reservists will receive Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits as intended by correcting an unintended issue that has negatively affected reservists when reporting for active duty. “Our veterans and reservists deserve to receive the benefits they have earned without unnecessary complications,” said Rep. Calvert. “Our reservists make themselves available on short notice to contribute to our national security.... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Introduces Bill to Increase Transparency about Federal Animal Testing
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) introduced the Federal Accountability in Chemical Testing (FACT) Act, H.R. 816. The FACT Act would improve reporting by EPA, FDA, NIH, USDA and other government agencies about their efforts to replace inefficient, multi-million-dollar animal tests with faster, less costly and more effective alternative methods for assessing the safety of chemicals, drugs, foods, cosmetics and other substances. “For two decades, I have played a key role in the efforts to rep... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Statement on President Trump’s Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court: “I believe Neil Gorsuch is a strong choice to serve on our Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch’s record indicates he will be a strong defender of the Constitution and American liberties. Judge Gorsuch is well qualified and was approved unanimously via voice vote for his current seat on the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. I applaud Se... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert's Statement on President Trump’s Executive Actions on National Security
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    First and foremost, this is not a Muslim ban. There is no prohibition on the immigration of individuals based on religion. There is no prohibition of individuals who are Muslim from immigrating to the United States. Individuals from Muslim prominent countries such as Pakistan, Indonesia, Turkey, Egypt, etc are not subject to this Executive Order (EO). The Executive Order places a temporary 90 day halt to the admission of immigrant and non-immigrant visas for nationals from seven countries that a... Read more

  • Reps. Poe and Calvert Introduce Bill to Help Small Businesses Comply with ADA Law
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) has joined Congressman Ted Poe (TX-2) to introduce legislation, H.R. 620, designed to help small businesses comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). "The goal of the Americans with Disabilities Act is to provide access for the disabled – it’s not to give unscrupulous trial lawyers the opportunity to abuse small businesses,” said Rep. Calvert. “California has become ground zero for abusive ADA lawsuits and I have heard from many of our job creators wh... Read more