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  • Rep. Knight's Statement on Syrian Strike
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Knight made the following statement regarding the April 6th Syrian strike: "Time and again, Bashar al Assad has proven to be monstrously cruel to his own people. This recent sarin gas attack is further evidence that his disregard for international law and human decency has no place in the modern world. As long as Assad remains in power, the Syrian people will continue to suffer under his oppression, which is why he must be removed- with force if necessary. The recent strikes again... Read more

  • Knight Fights For Funds For Veteran Homes
    Posted in Press Releases on March 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) led an effort to provide much-needed federal funds for California’s State Veterans Home program. There are 8 State Veterans Homes in California that provide California’s aged and disabled veterans with rehabilitative, residential, and medical care and services in a home-like environment. The initiative, which serves over 3,000 veterans in the state, has several locations in Southern California including West Los Angeles, Ventura, and Lancaster. The national pr... Read more

  • Knight Calls On VA To Fix Veterans Crisis Hotline
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) joined a bipartisan effort Tuesday to urge the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to investigate and address ongoing problems with the Veterans Crisis Line program. The Veterans Crisis Line is a valuable resource intended to provide around-the-clock crisis intervention services at-risk veterans. A recent report by the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) found numerous issues with the program stemming from a lack of cohesive leadership that resulted in a high... Read more

  • Knight Authors Bill To Support Women Entrepreneurs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) introduced a bipartisan bill on Wednesday that would assist women start and grow their small businesses. The Women’s Business Centers Improvements Act of 2017 would make changes to the Women’s Business Center (WBC) program, a federal network of educational centers that provide resources and guidance to female entrepreneurs. Currently the program requires clarification in the areas of oversight and a clear accreditation process. Knight’s legislation aims to add... Read more

  • Knight Pushes To Protect Rocket Test Stands At Santa Susana Field Labratory
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) led a bipartisan effort Tuesday to preserve the historic rocket test stands at Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) as the cleanup of the site moves forward. In a letter to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot, Rep. Knight urged the agency to protect several structures that were used to test rocket engines during the Space Race. Despite their historical significance, the test stands are at risk of being dem... Read more

  • Knight Revises Bill To Block Future Mining Projects In Santa Clarita
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) reintroduced a bipartisan measure on Thursday that would prevent Cemex or any other company from mining in Soledad Canyon. H.R. 1557, The Soledad Canyon Consistency Act, co-sponsored by nearby Representatives Judy Chu (CA-27), Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-28), and Rep. Brad Sherman (CA-30), would withdraw the mineral rights for land in the eastern portion of the Santa Clarita Valley, effectively blocking future mining projects in the area. “We have been dedicated to p... Read more

  • Knight Applauds Disaster Declaration
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) commended a decision by the President to declare a major disaster in the California that will direct federal funds to the state’s recovery efforts. The order issued on Thursday makes funds available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments as well as certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by recent severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides. Knight, who r... Read more

  • Knight and Kaptur Urge Investment In Aviation Technology
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representatives Steve Knight (CA-25) and Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) led a bipartisan effort on Friday to urge the President to invest in America’s aviation and air traffic management technology research and aerospace initiatives. In a letter signed by a bipartisan group of 31 Members of Congress, Knight and Kaptur made the case for increased federal funding for NASA and its aeronautics research programs. They point out that aerospace plays a vital role in the American economy. Commercial aviation alon... Read more

  • Knight Goes To Bat For B-21
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) spoke in support of the B-21 Raider program, a project that will be largely manufactured in Palmdale, before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on Thursday. Knight’s testimony highlighted the need to modernize U.S. national security strategy and address the evolving threats of the 21st century. He pointed out that most of the U.S. current fleet of long-range strike bombers are over 50 years old and cannot penetrate advanced defenses, while the ne... Read more

  • Knight Urges State of Emergency For Flood Recovery
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) wrote a letter to President Trump on Monday urging him to declare a federal emergency in order to address threats to public safety caused by recent rainstorms and flooding. The request comes after a series of severe storms in Southern California that caused flooding, rock and mudslides, erosion, debris flow, and the destruction of roads and highways. According to Knight, over the last three months Los Angeles County has estimated costs close to $100 million fo... Read more

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