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Knight introduces bill to stop child separation
June 21, 2018
On Thursday, June 21, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) introduced legislation in response to recent reports of children being separated from their parents upon interception of illegal entries into the United States. H.R. 6173 would require the Department of Homeland Security maintain care and custody of adults charged with illegal entry with their children while charges are pending with the Department of Justice. This bill would also authorize $50 million for the construction of faciliti... More
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Knight supports fight against opioid epidemic
June 15, 2018
Throughout the week of June 11, 2018, the House of Representatives voted to pass a package of legislation to help combat the rising nation-wide opioid epidemic. Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) voted in support of all the measures. H.R. 2851, the Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act, was cosponsored by Rep. Knight and would give the Attorney General the power to quickly and temporarily schedule a new dangerous drug when it is virtually identical to a currently schedu... More
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Knight, Feinstein Resolution Honors Lockheed Martin Skunk Works on 75th Anniversary
June 12, 2018
Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), introduced a bipartisan resolution to honor the 75th anniversary of Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. "For 75 years, the team at Skunk Works has been producing the tech, aircraft, and systems that have given our troops a generational advantage over our adversaries,” said Congressman Knight. “Whether it be next-generation fighters that wrest us control of the skies, spy planes that allow us to watch our enemies with impunity, or o... More
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Encouraging Veteran Employment Act passes the House
June 11, 2018
On Thursday, May 24, 2018, the House of Representatives voted 351 - 66 to approve the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019. This annual bill, which sets the defense and national security policies of the United States, included the provisions of H.R. 5177, The Encouraging Veteran Employment Act of 2018, which was introduced in March by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). Under current law, the Department of Defense is authorized to give preferential selection to women-ow... More
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Knight's Energy Storage Bill Passes the House
June 8, 2018
On Friday, June 8, 2018, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2019. Included in this bill are the provisions of H.R. 5610, the Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act, introduced in April by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). The concept of BEST Act is modeled after similar "moonshot" initiatives that have successfully fostered rapid advancements in in... More
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