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  • Rep. Calvert Holds Job Creator Listening Session on Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on August 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) held a Job Creator Listening Session on Tax Reform. Small business representatives and local leaders from throughout the 42nd District shared ideas and discussed tax reform with Rep. Calvert. “We need a tax code that allows our small businesses to succeed, grow and fuel economic growth,” said Rep. Calvert. “Today, our job creators made it clear that they share our goal of reforming our tax code to make American companies more competitive globally. Any chan... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Statement on Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement after last night’s health care vote in the Senate: “Despite the political drama in the Senate, we must not lose sight of the fact that Obamacare premiums continue to rise and health insurance providers are dropping out of exchanges across the country, leaving many Americans with just one option. The House acted to replace Obamacare with a system that would lower premiums and give Americans access to a broad array of quality pl... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Praises National Security Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) delivered remarks on the House floor in support of H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act. H.R. 3219 includes the appropriations bills for defense, military construction and veterans, energy and water, and the legislative branch. “Our greatest responsibility as Members of Congress is to provide the resources necessary to the men and women of our Armed Forces,” said Rep. Calvert. “We are at crossroads. Right now, our military continues to oper... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Votes for Iran, Russia, and North Korea Sanctions
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) voted along with a bipartisan majority (419 to 3) of the House of Representatives to pass H.R. 3364, a package of comprehensive sanctions against Iran, Russia, and North Korea. “Time and again Iran, Russia, and North Korea take actions that are a threat to America’s interests and those of our allies,” said Rep. Calvert. “The bipartisan sanctions packaged approved by the House today sends a strong message to these nations that there will be consequences for ... Read more

  • House Passes Bill Containing Rep. Calvert Legislation Ensuring Military Reservists Receive Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits as Intended
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) voted along with a bipartisan majority (405 to 0) of the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 3218, comprehensive legislation to improve and extend GI Bill benefits granted to veterans. The bill contains the legislative text of H.R. 925, which was introduced by Rep. Calvert on February 7, 2017. “Those who serve in our military make tremendous sacrifices to defend our country,” said Rep. Calvert. “One of our highest priorities in Congress must be taking ... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Amendment Condemning Anti-Israel Actions by UNESCO Approved by Appropriations Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) offered an amendment during the Appropriations Committee markup of the Fiscal Year 2018 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill condemning recent actions by UNESCO to designate the Old City of Hebron and the Tomb of the Patriarchs as part of the Palestinian territory. The amendment was agreed to by the Committee by voice vote. “The recent action by UNESCO on Hebron is yet another anti-Israel measure that denies facts and only continues an abhorrent patter... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Bill to Ensure Military Reservists Receive Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits as Intended Included in Legislation Approved by Veterans Affairs Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) hailed the passage of H.R. 3218 by the House Veterans Affairs Committee. H.R. 3218, comprehensive legislation to improve and extend GI Bill benefits granted to veterans, contains the legislative text of H.R. 925, which was introduced by Rep. Calvert on February 7, 2017. “Our veterans and reservists should have the peace-of-mind of knowing that they can obtain the benefits they have earned without complications,” said Rep. Calvert. “The important reform incl... Read more

  • Language on Birthing Home Visa Fraud Included in Homeland Security Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) praised the Homeland Security Appropriations bill inclusion of report language addressing the rise in visa fraud for the purpose of having children in the United States. The growth of so-called birth tourism has resulted in a number of raids and arrests throughout southern California over the past few years. More recently, the city of Eastvale has reached out to Rep. Calvert about the growth of suspected birthing homes in the city. “While we continue to wel... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Votes for Enhanced Border Security and Additional Immigration Enforcement Officers
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) voted along with a majority of the Appropriations Committee to advance the Fiscal Year 2018 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill. “The first step in fixing our broken immigration system has to be securing our borders and restoring the rule of law,” said Rep. Calvert. “The DHS funding bill will increase the security of our borders by expanding and improving on the physical barriers we currently have in place along the southern border. The bill ... Read more

  • Rep. Calvert Votes for California Water Solutions
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) voted along with a majority (230 to 190) of the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 23, the GROW Act. The bill contains a number of provisions aimed at improving California’s water reliability. “The GROW Act builds upon the bipartisan water bill signed into law last year by providing even more long-term water solutions for California,” said Rep. Calvert. “Specifically, it expedites the consideration of feasibility studies for water storage projects tha... Read more