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.
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 Jul 1, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Ken Calvert sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Appropriations
Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies subcommittees
- Defense subcommittee Ranking Member
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 (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Environmental Protection (15%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Health (9%) Immigration (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Labor and Employment (6%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Calvert recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 6721: Corona Municipal Airport Lease Extension Act
- H.R. 5809: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1801 …
- H.R. 5437: Reach 871 Congressional Gold Medal Act
- H.Res. 452: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2083) to prohibit the use of …
- H.R. 3556: To prohibit the use of Federal funds for the installation of fencing around …
- H.R. 2083: To prohibit the use of Federal funds for certain purposes within the District …
- H.R. 2005: DOD Entrepreneurial Innovation Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1993 to Jun 2022, Calvert missed 505 of 18,872 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% 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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