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Knight Introduces School Safety Legislation
March 15, 2018
On Thursday, March 15, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) introduced H.R. 5307, The School Training, Equipment, and Protection (STEP) Act. This bill is the result of discussions with law enforcement professionals and other members of Congress to implement specific measures that will improve school safety. "When I spoke with law enforcement professionals following the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, there were two central concerns that they shared." Said Rep. Knight "First, there needs to be ... More
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Knight introduces The Encouraging Veteran Employment Act
March 6, 2018
On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) introduced H.R. 5177, The Encouraging Veteran Employment Act of 2018. Under current law, the Department of Defense is authorized to give preferential selection to women-owned and veteran-owned businesses for DOD contracts. The Encouraging Veteran Employment Act would authorize the Department to give the same preferential treatment to businesses that employ veterans as a large percentage of their workforce. "This idea sprang from a vis... More
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Knight hosts school safety roundtables
March 1, 2018
On Thursday, March 1, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) hosted two roundtable discussions with local and federal law enforcement professionals to discuss school safety and measures to prevent school shootings. Both of these roundtables were private discussions in order to foster open and honest dialogue for the purpose of sharing ideas and expertise to craft legislation that Rep. Knight intends to introduce. The first roundtable was a live meeting held in Santa Clarita with representative... More
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Knight introduces the Recovery Home Certification Act
February 27, 2018
On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) and Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA) introduced legislation to establish model criteria for states to certify addiction recovery organizations and combat fraud and abuse within the industry that forms a critical part of the healthcare system. According to several recent government and media investigations, many organizations who claim to serve people suffering from addiction are ridden with fraud, abuse, and unacceptable condition... More
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House passes two Knight science bills
February 13, 2018
On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, the House of Representatives voted to pass two science-related bills led by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). Rep. Knight serves on the House Science, Space, & Technology Committee and is the Vice-Chairman of the Energy Subcommittee. H.R. 4376, the Department of Energy Research Infrastructure Act authorizes infrastructure improvements and upgrades at specified national laboratories. These facilities are focused on researching the properties and applications of ad... More
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