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  • Knight Pushes For Cemex Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2016 | Preview rr

    (SANTA CLARITA, CA) – Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) sent a letter on Wednesday to the Department of Interior imploring the agency to move forward on a decision regarding Cemex’s mining contracts in Soledad Canyon. Over the past two years Rep. Knight worked with the City of Santa Clarita and other stakeholders to block the mining project. Last summer the Bureau of Land Management canceled the contracts, but the issue is currently in a potentially lengthy appeal process. Knight’s letter will... Read more

  • Knight Calls For Debt Relief For California Service Members
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) signed a letter on Monday calling for the Department of Defense (DoD) to cease debt collection on California National Guard soldiers who were improperly paid bonuses a decade ago. Between 2006 and 2008 thousands of California National Guard soldiers were given bonuses by recruiters to entice them to enlist or re-enlist in the military. Many of these bonuses were found to be fraudulent, and now nearly 10,000 soldiers are being forced to repay thousands of dolla... Read more

  • Knight Pushes For Clean Water Projects In Santa Clarita
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) brought together a coalition of local, state, and federal stakeholders on Wednesday to move forward on a plan of action for bringing clean drinking water to Santa Clarita. Numerous drinking water wells in Santa Clarita are sitting unused because they are contaminated with potentially harmful chemicals known as perchlorates, which are believed to come from the Whittaker-Bermite site in Saugus where munitions were manufactured, stored and tested during World War... Read more

  • Knight Applauds Natural Gas Storage Safety Report
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) commended a report released on Tuesday by a federal task force regarding safety at natural gas storage facilities like Aliso Canyon and Honor Rancho. Knight says the report is a crucial step toward creating adequate safety standards to prevent future gas leaks. Earlier this year Rep. Knight introduced H.R. 4429, the Natural Gas Leak Prevention Act, which would require the Secretary of Transportation to issue safety standards for underground natural gas storage... Read more

  • Knight Backs Bill To Reduce VA Wait Times
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) cosponsored a bill this week that would improve the scheduling process at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and ensure veterans have access to quality and timely care. H.R. 6207, the Act to Improve VA Timing and Efficiency (ACTIVATE), was introduced earlier this week by Rep. David Valadao (CA-21). The bill would increase scheduling efficiency at the VA by allowing the Department to seek outside help from professional medical schedulers and operators to a... Read more

  • Knight Defends NASA Aeronautics Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) sent a letter to House negotiators on Friday imploring them to fully fund aeronautics programs in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) budget when the House and Senate meet to work out differences between their respective agency authorization bills. The letter, sent to House Committee on Science, Space, & Technology Chairman Lamar Smith (TX-21) and Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), comes after the Senate advanced its own version... Read more

  • Knight Bill To Delay Costly Mandate Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2016 | Preview rr

    (WASHINGTON, D.C.) –A bill cosponsored by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) that would buy time for small businesses and other entities to comply with an impending federal regulation passed the House of Representatives Wednesday night. Earlier this year the Department of Labor (DOL) finalized a rule that would radically alter existing regulations on what employees must be paid overtime wages. The regulation is set to go into effect on December 1, 2016, despite major pushback from small busines... Read more

  • Knight Seeks To Delay Harmful Overtime Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on September 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) cosponsored a bill this week that would postpone the implementation of an impending federal mandate that would be harmful to employees and owners of small businesses and other organizations. Earlier this year the Department of Labor (DOL) finalized a rule that would dramatically alter existing regulations on what employees must be paid overtime wages. The regulation is set to go into effect on December 1, 2016, despite pushback from small businesses, non-profi... Read more

  • Knight Veterans Bill Passes Key Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    A bill by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) that would help veterans recover from post traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and sexual trauma is one step closer to becoming law after it passed out of committee on Wednesday. H.R. 5600, the No Hero Left Untreated Act, was introduced by Rep. Knight in June. The bill would establish a pilot program with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) based on a promising new neurological treatment called Magnetic eResonance Therapy technology, or MeR... Read more

  • Locals Voice Support For Knight Energy Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    Organizations from the Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita Valley are formally backing a pair of measures by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) that would grow the region’s presence in the renewable energy industry. The Santa Clarita Economic Development Corporation, Palmdale Chamber of Commerce, Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, and City of Palmdale all wrote letters in the past month supporting two pieces of legislation by Knight. H.R. 5638, the Solar Fuels Innovation Act, and H.R. 5349, the Energ... Read more

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