Calvert is the representative for California’s 42nd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Calvert is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
He was previously the representative for California’s 44th congressional district as a Republican from 2003 to 2012; and the representative for California’s 43rd congressional district as a Republican from 1993 to 2002.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Calvert.
Calvert is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Calvert has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Mar 3, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Ken Calvert sits on the following committees:
Calvert was the primary sponsor of 15 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3567 (115th): To authorize the purchase of a small parcel of Natural Resources Conservation Service property in Riverside, California, by the Riverside Corona Resource Conservation District, and for other ...
- H.R. 5984 (114th): Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians Water Rights Settlement Act
- H.R. 2822 (114th): Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
- H.R. 330 (113th): Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial Act
- H.R. 988 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5757 Tilton Avenue in Riverside, California, as the “Lieutenant Todd Jason Bryant Post Office”.
- H.R. 2828 (108th): Water Supply, Reliability, and Environmental Improvement Act
- H.R. 1892 (107th): Family Sponsor Immigration Act of 2002
Does 15 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Calvert sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (20%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Environmental Protection (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Health (10%) Immigration (10%) Labor and Employment (8%) Economics and Public Finance (8%)
Some of Calvert’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 123: Expressing appreciation and recognition for the scientific, medical, and pharmaceutical community in the ...
- H.R. 972: To establish the Western Riverside County Wildlife Refuge, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 916: REDUCE Act
- H.R. 866: FISH Act
- H.R. 797: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 24930 ...
- H.R. 743: To direct the United States Postal Service to place within ZIP Code 92880 ...
- H.R. 690: Ensuring the Safety of Our Mail Act of 2021
From Jan 1993 to Mar 2021, Calvert missed 495 of 18,186 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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