Ken (Ken) Calvert (R-USH41)
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Capitol: 202.225.1986
FAX: 202.225.2004
District: 951.277.0042
Representative
Room 2205 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0541

Residence: Corona, CA
Elected: 1992    Next Election: 2024
DOB: 6/8/1953
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Defense
Co-ChairCalifornia Aerospace Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional ALS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Correctional Officers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Real Estate Caucus
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Denmark
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberLaw Enforcement Caucus (House)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
FC MemberCongressional Cigar Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Korea Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Unmanned Systems (UAV)
FC MemberHouse Special Operations Forces (SOF) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Youth Challenge Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Long Range Strike
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional NASA Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Family Business Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional United Kingdom (UK) Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Election Integrity Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Canadian Economy and Security Caucus (ACES)
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Border Security Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Riverside

Bio

Ken Calvert, a lifelong resident of Riverside County and 17-year small business owner in the restaurant and real estate industries, represents the 41st Congressional District of southern California. Calvert was born on June 8, 1953 and attended neighborhood public schools, graduating from Corona High School in 1971. He attended two years at Chaffey College and then enrolled at San Diego State University, where he graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Throughout his life, Ken has been actively involved and served in leadership roles with several local community volunteer organizations, including the Corona Chamber of Commerce, the Corona Rotary, and the Corona-Norco Family YMCA.

Rep. Calvert was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1992 and is one of the most senior members serving in the legislative body. Rep. Calvert is the Dean of the California Republican Delegation.

During his freshman term in the 103rd Congress, Calvert served as an active Member of the Resources Committee and Science Committee. His ability to work in a bipartisan fashion in his first two years led to him being rewarded with the Chairmanship of the Energy and Mineral Subcommittee on the Resources Committee. While unusual for a sophomore Member to be given a Chairmanship after only one term in Congress, Calvert also served on two other Committees; maintaining his seat on the Science Committee and gaining a seat on the Agriculture Committee. Over the years his committee assignments enabled him to address issues critical to Riverside County our state and the nation. He has been a leader on issues such as the Endangered Species Act, agriculture, energy, water and much more. In the 105th and 106th Congress, Rep. Calvert was Chairman of the Science Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment where he worked on alternative energy and clean air issues. In 2001 (107th Congress) Calvert was selected to serve on the House Armed Services Committee.

In the 108th Congress (2003-2004), Calvert continued his service on the Armed Services Committee, Resources Committee and Science Committee. On the Resources Committee, Calvert was Chairman of the Water and Power Subcommittee.

In the 109th Congress (2005-2006), Calvert was Chairman of the House Science Committee Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics and passed the first NASA Authorization bill in five years. He also served as a member of the Committee on Armed Services and the Resources Committee.

In the 110th Congress (2007-2008), Calvert served for five months as the Ranking Member of the House Science Committee Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics and as a member of the Committee on Armed Services and the Resources Committee. On May 9, 2007, Rep. Calvert was selected to serve on the House Appropriations Committee. He was a member of the Energy and Water Subcommittee and the Interior and the Environment Subcommittee.

In the 111th Congress (2009-2010), Rep. Calvert served on the House Appropriations Committee and was a member of the Energy and Water Subcommittee, the Interior and the Environment Subcommittee and the Homeland Security Subcommittee. He was also selected to serve as the Ranking Member of the House Select Intelligence Oversight Panel of the House Committee on Appropriations (SIOP). In the 112th Congress (2011-2012), Rep. Calvert served on the House Appropriations Committee and was a member of the Defense Subcommittee, the Interior and the Environment Subcommittee and the Legislative Branch Subcommittee. He also served on the House Budget Committee.

In the 114th Congress (2015-2016), Rep. Calvert served on the House Appropriations Committee where he was the Chairman of the Interior and the Environment Subcommittee. Rep. Calvert was also a member of the Defense Subcommittee and the Energy and Water Subcommittee. He also served on the House Budget Committee. In the 115th Congress (2017-2018), Rep. Calvert served on the House Appropriations Committee where he continued his role as Chairman of the Interior and the Environment Subcommittee. Rep. Calvert was also Vice-Chairman of the Defense Subcommittee and served on the Energy and Water Subcommittee.

In the 116th Congress (2019-2020), Rep. Calvert served on the House Appropriations Committee where was the Ranking Member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. Rep. Calvert also served on the Energy and Water Subcommittee.

In the 117th Congress (2021-2022), Rep. Calvert continues to serve on the House Appropriations Committee where he is the Ranking Member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. Rep. Calvert also serves on the Energy and Water Subcommittee.

Rep. Calvert has authored a number of bills that became law.

In 1996, Calvert authored legislation that created E-Verify, the only tool available to employers to check the veracity of a name and Social Security number given on an I-9 form for employment. Rep. Calvert's legislative work has received top ratings from the Americans for Tax Reform, Christian Coalition, League of Private Property Voters, National Federation of Independent Businesses, 60 Plus Association, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Survival Committee and Citizens for a Sound Economy.

In the 118th Congress, Rep. Calvert's legislative priorities includes- enacting pro-growth policies that will help strengthen our economy for American families; supporting the men and women serving in our military around the world; fixing our broken immigration system by restoring the rule of law and making the use of E-Verify mandatory for all employers in the U.S.; honoring promises to our veterans; advocating for NIH research for cures for our most deadly diseases; creating long-term solutions to California's water challenges; reducing the time it takes to build infrastructure projects by making common sense, bi-partisan reforms to our environmental laws; funding the development of the life-saving Earthquake Early Warning System; and, much more.