Rep. Ken Calvert

Representative from California’s 42nd District, Republican

Calvert, a Republican, has been the representative for California's 42nd congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for California's 44th congressional district (2003-2012); and the representative for California's 43rd congressional district (1993-2002).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Calvert has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Calvert is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Calvert for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Ken Calvert sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Calvert sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (34%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (21%) Environmental Protection (14%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Law (7%) Immigration (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Calvert’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1993 to Jul 2016, Calvert missed 443 of 15,816 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 31 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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