Today Rep. Calvert (R-CA) was sworn into office as the U.S. Representative of the 44th Congressional District of California. He joins a new Republican Majority, along with 87 new Republicans, that is ready to cut government spending, reduce the size of government, keep taxes low and create an environment that is business and family-friendly.
"I stand ready to work with Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Cantor and Majority Whip McCarthy to get America back on the path of prosperity," said Rep. Calvert. "I am honored and humbled to be a part of the new Congress which is dedicated to returning the House of Representatives back to the American people. My focus is on improving the economy and creating jobs for the American people who continue to struggle under burdensome regulations, taxes, unemployment and underemployment."
A few of Rep. Calvert's top priorities, among others, include:
The ON TIME Act. The ON TIME Act is a self-funding bill and will provide much-needed infrastructure improvements, such as grade separations, that will put people to work.
Mandatory E-Verify. Making employment verification mandatory will demonstrate to the American people that the federal government is willing to gain control over our borders. Americans and legal residents should not be denied jobs because of the illegal labor market and mandating E-Verify, created by Rep. Calvert, will ensure jobs only go to people legally in the U.S.
All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy. America lacks an "all-of-the-above" national energy strategy that utilizes our own natural resources, and American labor, while moving away from an economy that is based on fossil fuels.
Rep. Calvert also signed on to the Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act to be introduced by Majority Leader Cantor (R-VA). The bill would repeal Obamacare and allow Republicans to craft and pass a true health care reform bill that will actually reduce the costs of health care, improve the quality of care and maintain the doctor-patient relationship.