美國聯邦眾議員肯·卡爾沃特（Ken Calvert ；共和黨籍加州）、眾議員湯姆·柯爾（Tom Cole；共和黨籍奧克拉荷馬州）、眾議員史提夫·沃麥克（Steve Womack；共和黨籍阿肯色州）、眾議員大衛·喬伊斯（Dave Joyce；共和黨籍俄亥俄州）、眾議員愛德華·凱斯（Edward Case；民主黨籍夏威夷州） 以及眾議員麥克·加西亞（Mike Garcia；共和黨籍加州）將於2023年3月15日至16日訪問台灣。此訪問行程為眾議員出訪印太地區的一環。此國會代表團將與台灣資深領袖會面，討論美台關係、區域安全，貿易與投資，以及其他與雙方利益相關的重要議題。
Representative Ken Calvert
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.
The 41st District stretches across Riverside County including the cities of Corona, Norco, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Canyon Lake, Menifee, Calimesa, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indian Wells, and portions of Eastvale and Riverside.
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.
In the 118th Congress, Rep. Calvert continues to serve on the House Appropriations Committee. Rep. Calvert serves as the Chairman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. He also sits on the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee.
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 made 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, bipartisan reforms to our environmental laws; funding the development of the life-saving Earthquake Early Warning System; and, much more.
Representative Tom Cole
Identified by Time Magazine as “one of the sharpest minds in the House,” Tom Cole is currently serving in his tenth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. At the outset of his service in Congress, Cole was named one of the “Five Freshmen to Watch” by Roll Call. In 2016, he was recognized by Newsmax as the “hardest working member in Congress.” He was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2017.
Cole is recognized as a tireless advocate for taxpayers and small businesses, supporter of a strong national defense and leader in promoting biomedical research. He is considered the foremost expert in the House on issues related to Native Americans and tribal governments.
Since 2009, Cole has served on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, where he is currently Vice Chairman of the full committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development.
Cole was appointed to the House Rules Committee in 2013 and has remained on the panel since then. He currently serves as Chairman, the top Republican leadership position on the committee. Cole also serves as a Deputy Whip for the Republican Conference and sits on the House Republican Steering Committee.
Cole has a significant background of service to his home state of Oklahoma. He has served as the State Chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party, District Director to former Congressman Mickey Edwards, a member of the Oklahoma State Senate and as Oklahoma’s Secretary of State. In this capacity, he served as former Governor Frank Keating’s chief legislative strategist and liaison to the state’s federal delegation. Keating tapped Cole to lead Oklahoma’s successful effort to secure federal funds to assist in the rebuilding of Oklahoma City in the wake of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19,1995.
Cole is widely regarded as one of the GOP’s top political strategists. He served as Executive Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee in the 1992 cycle. He also served as Chief of Staff of the Republican National Committee during the historic 2000 cycle in which Republicans won the presidency, the Senate and the House for the first time in 48 years. In the 2008 cycle, Cole served as Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Cole is a founding partner and past president of CHS & Associates, a nationally recognized political consulting and survey research firm based in Oklahoma City. The firm has been named one of the top 20 in its field and has dozens of past and current clients scattered across the country.
A former college instructor in history and politics, Cole holds a B.A. from Grinnell College, an M.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. Cole has been a Thomas Watson Fellow and a Fulbright Fellow at the University of London. Cole has also received honorary degrees from Randall University (formerly Hillsdale Bible College) in Moore, Oklahoma City University and Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. He previously served for six years on the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents.
Cole is a fifth generation Oklahoman and an enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation. He is one of only five Native Americans currently serving in Congress. Since 2009, he has served as the Republican Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus. The National Congress of American Indians has recognized Cole’s distinguished service with the Congressional Leadership award on three different occasions (2007, 2011 and 2017), more than any other Member of Congress in the history of the organization. He was inducted into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame in 2004.
Cole’s late mother, Helen, was also a member of the Chickasaw Hall of Fame and served as a state representative, state senator and the Mayor of Moore in her native state of Oklahoma. Cole’s late father, John, served 20 years in the United States Air Force and worked an additional two decades as a civilian federal employee at Tinker Air Force Base.
Tom and his wife, Ellen, have one son, Mason, and reside in Moore, Oklahoma.
Representative Steve Womack
Congressman Steve Womack has proudly represented the Third District of Arkansas since his election in 2010. He is currently a senior member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, where he is the Ranking Member of the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Subcommittee and also sits on the Defense and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Subcommittees. He formerly served as the Chairman of the House Budget Committee and has been on the Republican Whip Team since his arrival in Congress.
Womack is committed to ensuring that the voices of his constituents are represented and is widely known in the House for his perfect voting record. During his tenure, he has never missed a vote and holds the longest consecutive voting streak maintained by any current member of the U.S. House of Representatives. In his first four terms, while serving in the majority, Womack was the leadership’s go-to member in presiding over the House floor. There’s no better validation of his experience than when then-Speaker Paul Ryan asked him to preside over the 2016 Republican National Convention during the contentious rules vote. Womack was also tapped by Speaker Ryan to lead the 2018 16-member, bipartisan, bicameral Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform.
Womack has a strong record of public service to the Natural State, which has been defined by a lifelong philosophy to “lead by example and lead from the front.” As the former Mayor of Rogers, he is credited with leading an unprecedented expansion of the Rogers economy with more than $1 billion in local investment. He was the 2022 recipient of the “Dick Trammel Good Neighbor Award,” the Rogers community’s highest honor presented to individuals who have contributed to the betterment of Rogers and the region.
Womack retired from the Arkansas Army National Guard in 2009 at the rank of Colonel with more than thirty years of service. His deployment to Sinai, Egypt in 2002 marked the first time a National Guard unit performed the mission of the Multinational Force and Observers. Womack’s Task Force received accolades from the highest levels of military and civilian leaders.
Womack is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University where he was inducted into the ATU Hall of Distinction in 2014. He is a member of the Arkansas National Guard’s OCS Hall of Fame. His military awards include the Legion of Merit, the Arkansas Distinguished Service Medal, and, in 2015, Womack was presented with the Harry S. Truman Award, the highest award given by the National Guard Bureau.
He also serves as the Chairman of the West Point Board of Visitors (BOV), where he supports the U.S. Military Academy – the nation’s preeminent leadership development institution – in its mission to train the next generation of Army officers. He was first appointed to the BOV in 2012 and subsequently elected BOV Chairman in 2017. Womack is currently the only congressional representative from Arkansas to serve on the board.
He and his wife, Terri, have been married for 37 years. They have three sons and three grandsons.
They make their home in Rogers.
Representative Dave Joyce
A lifelong Ohioan, Dave has dedicated his life to family and public service. After graduating with his Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton, Dave worked as a public defender before being elected as Geauga County Prosecutor in 1988 – a position in which he served his community for nearly 25 years.
In November of 2012, Dave was elected to represent the 14th Congressional District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives and is currently in his fifth term. He considers it a great honor to represent the people of Northeast Ohio and serve the communities where he was born and raised.
Since coming to Congress, Dave has established himself as a fierce advocate of the Great Lakes, successfully securing critical funding each year for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) to protect the environmental and economic health of the Great Lakes region.
As a former prosecutor, the safety and wellbeing of Ohio’s communities remain one of Dave’s top priorities. He co-founded the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence in the 115th Congress and is the Vice Chair of the Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus. With Ohio being one of the states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, Dave fights to ensure that the federal funding Congress provides to combat addiction effectively supports the lifesaving work local communities carry out on the front lines of this crisis.
Dave serves on the influential House Committee on Appropriations, which is responsible for scrutinizing federal spending and determining how your tax dollars are spent. In this role, he works to restore fiscal responsibility, which he believes is needed to create a stronger, more prosperous nation for the next generation. In keeping with a tradition he established while serving as Geauga County Prosecutor, Dave has returned more than $800,000 from his personal Congressional budget to the U.S. Treasury since 2013.
Following in the footsteps of his predecessor, Steve LaTourette, Dave is proud to put policy over politics and work across the aisle to find solutions to the challenges facing the lives and livelihoods of Northeast Ohio families. In the 116thCongress, Dave was recognized as one of the most effective and bipartisan lawmakers in Washington.
Dave resides in Bainbridge Township, Ohio, with his wife (and fellow West Geauga High School graduate) Kelly. They have three children: Trenton, Keighle, and Bridey.
Representative Ed Case
U.S. Representative Ed Case proudly represents Hawaii’s First Congressional District (O’ahu from Makapu’u through Central Honolulu and Leeward to Mililani, Waipahu, Ewa, Kapolei and Ko Olina).
Congressman Case previously represented Hawaii’s Second Congressional District (Windward O’ahu, North Shore, Central O’ahu, Wai’anae, Neighbor Islands, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands) from 2002 to 2007. He also served as Hawai’i State Representative from 1994 to 2002 in various positions including Majority Leader.
Ed Case was born and raised in Hilo. His great grandparents on his father’s side emigrated to Hawai’i in 1896 from Kansas and his family has lived on O’ahu, Maui, Kaua’i and Hawai’i Island over the generations since. His mother was born and raised in Missouri and met his father in Boston where she was attending college and he was attending law school.
Ed attended Waiakea-Kai and Keaukaha Elementary Schools in Hilo before graduating from Hawai’i Preparatory Academy in Kamuela. He went on to graduate from Williams College in Massachusetts before working on Capitol Hill for three years as legislative assistant to U.S. Representative/Senator Spark Matsunaga of Hawai’i.
Following this first of three DC tours, Congressman Case graduated from University of California/Hastings College of Law in San Francisco before returning to Hawai’i to serve initially as law clerk to Hawai’i Supreme Court Chief Justice William Richardson. He then joined the Honolulu-based law firm of Carlsmith Ball, Hawaii’s oldest, where for two decades he practiced litigation, property, transactional, business and government law and rose from associate to partner and managing partner.
Following his initial service as U.S. Representative, Case practiced law for seven years with the Honolulu firm of Bays Lung Rose & Holma, where he also served as managing attorney. He then served for five years as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Outrigger Enterprises Group, one of Hawaii’s oldest hotel and resort companies with properties throughout Hawai’i and the Pacific-Asia-Indian Ocean region.
Case is married to Audrey (Nakamura), a sansei (third generation from Japan) whose Hawai’i roots are in Honolulu and Kona. Audrey was Ed’s Hawai’i Prep classmate and worked for four decades as a flight attendant with Pan American and United. They have four children, a daughter-in law and two grandchildren.
In his spare time, Ed enjoys hiking and other outdoor and water activities, especially sailing and bodysurfing. Ed and Audrey also enjoy travel and family activities with a renewed emphasis on babysitting.
Representative Mike Garcia
A first-generation American citizen, Congressman Mike Garcia was a highly decorated United States Naval Officer and businessman before serving in the United States House of Representatives. His superb flying performance earned him the honor of becoming one of the first F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighter pilots in the Navy. While on active duty, Congressman Garcia flew over 30 combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom in the skies above Baghdad, Fallujah, and Tikrit.
A top graduate of Saugus High School, Congressman Garcia was nominated to attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis by former U.S. Representative Howard “Buck” McKeon. Graduating with a Bachelor’s degree while majoring in Political Science with a minor in Spanish, Congressman Garcia was in the top 3% of his class. Upon graduating from Annapolis, Garcia also attended graduate school at Georgetown University, where he earned a Master’s Degree in National Securities Studies.
After receiving his commission, Congressman Garcia attended flight school. On the heels of 9/11, Congressman Garcia deployed as an F/A-18 strike fighter pilot aboard the USS Nimitz, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Throughout his career, Congressman Garcia was lauded as one of the best leaders and most naturally-talented pilots in the U.S. Navy. He participated in combat operations during the first six months of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Accruing over 1,400 hours of operational flight time over nearly 20 years of active and reserve military service to our Nation, Congressman Garcia decided to separate from the Navy with an Honorable Discharge and focus on his family. He subsequently joined the Raytheon Company as an executive.
Throughout eleven years as an executive with Raytheon, Congressman Garcia was responsible for business growth and the creation of hundreds of jobs. Additionally, he has demonstrated a long track record of community service, business growth, and investment across the District.
Congressman Garcia was born in Granada Hills and moved to Saugus in 1983 with his mother and step-father at the age of seven. From a young age, Congressman Garcia yearned to serve his nation. He views his role as Representative for California’s 27th District as a continuation of that lifelong desire as well as a sense of responsibility to give back to his local community. He lives in Santa Clarita with his wife, Rebecca, and their two sons.
Congressman Garcia currently serves on three House committees: House Committee on Appropriations, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.