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  • Vietnam-era medals presented
    Posted in In the News on August 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    Aerotech News August 7, 2018 On Aug. 7, Rep. Steve Knight, R-Calif., was at Crazy Otto’s on Ave. I in Lancaster, Calif., and presented medals to Nathan Blanco, a Vietnam War veteran who had not received his medals when discharged from the U.S. Army. Knight presented Blanco with an Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with Silver Star, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Marksman and Parachute Badge. Read more

  • Palmdale Water District Host Centennial Celebration
    Posted in In the News on August 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    California Water News Daily August 5, 2018 Historical displays, a new book detailing their 100-year history, free tacos and ice cream, a petting zoo, a car show, temporary tattoos and face painting for children, and a host of other activities were all part of Palmdale Water District’s (PWD) recent centennial celebration. The water district was fortunate to be able to host their century-old birthday festivities on Sunday, July 22 – the actual day it turned 100 years old. “The turnout was spectacu... Read more

  • Knight hosts roundtables on human trafficking, opioid epidemic
    Posted in In the News on August 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    OurWeekly August 3, 2018 Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25), and House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) hosted recently two roundtable discussions on federal and local efforts to combat human trafficking and the ongoing opioid epidemic. Held in Santa Clarita and Simi Valley, each event was attended by local government officials, law enforcement agencies, and representatives from local non-profit organizations. “Human trafficking and the opioid epidemic don’t just affect one regi... Read more

  • House passes defense funding act, to help vital 25th District military programs
    Posted in In the News on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    SCV Signal June 28, 2018 By Crystal Duan The House of Representatives passed an annual bill Thursday for national defense funding that funds military programs throughout the 25th Congressional District. Rep. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, said many of these programs in the Antelope, Simi and Santa Clarita Valleys strengthened the military and boosted the local economy. “Santa Clarita is home to many small businesses who serve as subcontractors to produce crucial parts and components for a variety of ... Read more

  • Metro receives $47 million federal grant to fix congestion on I-5 in Santa Clarita Valley
    Posted in In the News on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business

    DailyNews June 8, 2018 By City News Service Metro announced this week that it has received a $47 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help fix chronic congestion on Interstate 5 in the Santa Clarita Valley. The Infrastructure for Rebuilding America grant adds to Metro’s own funding of $250 million that the agency said it will use to try and alleviate traffic in the area. Metro’s funding also will be matched with more than $200 million in SB 1 gas tax funds approved by Cali... Read more

  • Ground broken for long awaited Edwards' museum
    Posted in In the News on March 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business

    AerotechNews March 28, 2018 By Diane Betzler Happy day– George Welsh, Col. Angela Suplisson, Col. Jason Schott, Lisa Gray, Congressman Steve Knight, Mark “Forger” Stucky and Dr. Keith Jaimeson participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new Air Force Flight Test Museum, located just outside the gates of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., March 23, 2018. The museum will preserve Edwards’ rich history while inspiring the next generation with interactive STEM education progr... Read more

  • Steve Knight Wraps Up 2015, Reviews Accomplishments
    Posted in In the News on December 31, 2015 | Preview rr

    “It’s been an interesting year as a freshman congressman, there’s a steep learning curve,” said Knight in an on air interview with KHTS AM-1220. “(I’ve) made some mistakes this year, no doubt about it, but I think I’ve learned from all of my mistakes.” Knight noted one of his big accomplishments in 2015 was the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to terminate Cemex’s two 10-year contracts to mine in Soledad Canyon. California Senator Barbara Boxer, former Congressman Buck McKeon and Knight had ... Read more

  • Finish line could finally be in sight for Cemex
    Posted in In the News on December 30, 2015 | Preview rr

    The decision by the Bureau of Land Management to yank Cemex mining firm’s contracts to mine millions of tons of sand and gravel in Canyon Country shocked Santa Clarita Valley residents and politicians, who celebrated the Aug. 28 announcement. “We were absolutely stunned when it happened,” said Michael Murphy, intergovernmental relations manager for the city of Santa Clarita. “That is not what we thought was going to happen.” The news was most welcome after 16 years of work by local, state and fe... Read more

  • Text of Speaker Ryan's "A Confident America' Address
    Posted in In the News on December 10, 2015 | Preview rr

    For a video of the speech, visit: http://www.speaker.gov/press-release/full-text-speaker-ryans-remarks-library-congress Following are Speaker Ryan's remarks, as prepared for delivery: Thank you very much. I’m delighted to be here and to see so many friends in the audience. Thank you all for coming. I also want to thank the library’s staff for their kind hospitality. The reason I asked you all here today is I wanted to lay out my number-one goal for the next year in the House. I became speaker ju... Read more

  • Cemex Notice Appeal
    Posted in In the News on October 9, 2015 | Preview rr

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