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  • Women in Aerospace Education Act signed into law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business, Education and Science

    On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, President Trump signed into law H.R. 4254, the Women in Aerospace Education Act. This bill was introduced by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) in November of 2017 and passed the House of Representative in December of 2017. The Women in Aerospace Education Act is designed to engage girls at a young age to enter fields that have predominantly been male-dominated. Under existing law, Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship grants are used by universities to cover the cost o... Read more

  • Knight and McCarthy Fight for Edwards, Plant 42, and NASA Armstrong's Work Force
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy and Small Business

    Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) are pleased that the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is acting on their request to address the backlog of security clearance applications for personnel working at Edwards Air Force Base, Air Force Plant 42, and the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (NASA Armstrong). Congressman Knight released the following statement: “When our local workforce is held up from starting their jobs because of e... Read more

  • Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, President Trump signed into law H.R. 6, the SUPPORT Patients and Communities Act, a comprehensive bill to overhaul and strengthen policies to help combat the opioid epidemic and improve treatment options for patients suffering from addiction and abuse. Included in the legislation are provisions from H.R. 6902, the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act, introduced by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) in September and which originated in the Recovery Home Certifica... Read more

  • Knight, Walden Discuss Opioid Epidemic in Simi Valley
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    On Friday, October 19, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) hosted a special event at Clinicas del Camino Real in Simi Valley with Representative Greg Walden (R-CA), Chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee. The two Congressman highlighted several key initiatives being undertaken in Congress to address the ongoing opioid epidemic, as well as local and private sector practices to assist in the effort. The event comprised of a tour of the facility, discussions with care providers, and... Read more

  • Friendly Airports for Mothers Act Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business, Healthcare

    On October 5, 2018, President Trump signed into law H.R. 302, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018. Included in the bill are provisions from H.R. 2375, the Friendly Airports for Mothers (FAM) Act, introduced by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) in May of 2017. The FAM Act passed the House of Representative as part of the FAA Reauthorization bill in April and companion legislation was introduced by Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). The FAM Act directs large and med... Read more

  • Knight's FLIGHT R&D Act Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business, Education and Science

    On October 5, 2018, President Trump signed into law H.R. 302, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018. Included in the bill are the provisions of H.R. 3198, FAA Leadership in Groundbreaking High-Tech Research and Development (FLIGHT R&D) Act, introduced by Representative Steve Knight in July of 2017. The FLIGHT R&D Act is expansive legislation that will establish several research and development programs to improve the safety, security, and efficiency of American co... Read more

  • Knight's Sexual Assault Prevention Program Receives Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    On Friday, September 28, 2018 President Trump signed into law the Fiscal Year 2019 Defense Appropriations Act, which provides federal funding and direction to the Department of Defense and associated branches of the military. Included in the bill is $2 million in appropriated funds to support a pilot Sexual Trauma Treatment Program, a provision from H.R. 5707, the Sexual Trauma Response and Treatment (START) Act, introduced by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) in May of this year. This funding ... Read more

  • Knight's St. Francis Dam Bill Passes Key Senate Hurdle
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources voted unanimously to approve H.R. 2156, the St. Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act. H.R. 2156 was introduced by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) and unanimously passed the House of Representatives in July of 2017. The Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act would create a national memorial at the site of the 1928 St. Francis Dam Disaster in the San Francisquito Canyon, which claimed the lives ... Read more

  • Knight Hosts U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao in Santa Clarita
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business

    On Monday, October 1, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) hosted the Honorable Elaine L. Chao, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation in an event to recognize the $47 million INFRA grant to improve and relieve traffic congestion along the I-5/I-14 interchange. Located at the Taylor Trailhead at Rivendale Park and Open Space, the event was highlighted with remarks from Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Representative Knight, and Secr... Read more

  • Knight Introduces Bill to Protect Pre-Existing Condition Coverage
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) Introduced H.R. 6898, the Maintaining Protections for Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions Act of 2018. Currently, twenty states are filing a lawsuit in federal court arguing that the entirety of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional. If these suits succeed, there is a risk that patients with pre-existing conditions would be stripped of certain protections afforded by the ACA. The Maintaining... Read more

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