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 to working with him and my colleagues in Congress to enact that agenda in the days, weeks and months ahead.
I am eager to fulfill the promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare with health care solutions that truly reduce health care costs, give families more choices, and accomplish these goals in a fiscally sustainable manner. President Trump and Republicans in Congress have already started and will continue to fulfill our promise to cut through the regulatory red-tape that is holding back job creators and putting too much power in the hands of Washington bureaucrats. Likewise, we must simplify the tax code, reduce the corporate tax rate, ease the tax burden on American families and get onerous taxation out of the way of American ingenuity.
I also support President Trump’s efforts to secure our borders, bolster interior enforcement and to deport criminal aliens. I will continue my efforts to cut off the job magnet by making the use of E-Verify mandatory. Working together, we will also rebuild our military by giving our troops the resources they need to complete the difficult tasks we ask them to perform.
Last week, I spent time with my constituents and the elected leaders of every city that I represent discussing the challenges and opportunities they face. In every meeting we talked about the tremendous infrastructure needs of our region. I look forward to working with President Trump and our local leaders to make sure the Inland Empire infrastructure projects are front and center for the significant investment he is proposing.
President Trump and I were elected to fix our broken health care system, improve our economy, change the direction of our deteriorating military, and rebuild our
crumbling infrastructure. And, that’s exactly what we intend to do. The task before us is substantial, but as the saying goes – things worth having don't come easy.”