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  • Knight working to protect Net Neutrality
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    On December 13, 2017 Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) called Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to express his concern about the Commission's plan to reverse the 2015 classification of broadband internet as a Title II Common Carrier service under the Communications Act. Commonly known as "Net Neutrality," this standard barred internet service providers from giving preferential or biased internet speeds to specific websites or online services. On December 14, the FCC vote... Read more

  • Knight Requests State of Emergency for Rye Fire
    Posted in Press Releases on December 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) reached out to Governor Jerry Brown's office to request a state of emergency be declared in Los Angeles County in response to the Rye Fire and Sylmar Fire. As of 4:30 PM Pacific time, the Rye Fire has grown to over 5,000 acres with only 5% containment. Governor Brown has declared a state of emergency in Ventura County in response to the Thomas Fire. "This is an extreme situation that must be responded to immediately. Unusually heav... Read more

  • Multiple Knight science bills pass key legislative step
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology favorably reported three bills authored by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) that would advance cutting edge research initiatives and improve STEM education for the future workforce. This procedural advancement is an important step to pass en route to the bills being signed into law. H.R. 4376, The Department of Energy Research Infrastructure Act, would provide resources to expand DOE research initiatives in ... Read more

  • Knight applauds key provisions of NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    (WASHINGTON, DC) - The Conference Committee for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) released the Joint Explanatory Statement on the annual defense policy bill for Fiscal Year 2018. Included in the report are several key provisions successfully advocated for by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) as a core-conferee. Included among these measures are: 1) A 2.4% pay raise for all military personnel, the largest pay raise in years. 2) Full funding for the modernization of the bomber fleet ... Read more

  • Knight leads effort to improve pilot safety
    Posted in Press Releases on November 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    (WASHINGTON, DC) - Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) is leading an effort to install Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto-GCAS) into future models of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. In a letter written to Defense Secretary James Mattis, Rep. Knight notes that the technology is ready for implementation on the F-35 and has already saved lives in the F-16 aircraft. Tested at Edwards Air Force Base, Auto-GCAS 'utilizes precise navigation, aircraft performance, and digital terrain data t... Read more

  • Knight introduces The Women in Aerospace Education Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    (Washington, DC) – Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) and Representative Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen the American aerospace industry by enhancing K-12 education initiatives to promote more female participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 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 Sch... Read more

  • Knight participates in NDAA conference as core conferee
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    After being chosen by Speaker Paul Ryan as a core conferee for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) participated in a discussion to work towards finalizing a bill that will establish national security policy, fund the military, and reassert American international leadership. The NDAA is an annual piece of legislation that authorizes policies and budgets for the Department of Defense (DOD) and other government assets that assist in protecting the home... Read more

  • Knight Announces Establishment Of New House NASA Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Steve Knight and Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) announced the creation of the NASA Caucus to strengthen policymaker awareness of NASA’s many connections to our national security and economic interests, provide as a bipartisan forum to discuss the scientific and technological challenges to American flight and space exploration endeavors, and serve as a focal point for public and private sector air and space expertise that cover the full range of NASA’s initiatives. “There has been a lack o... Read more

  • House Unanimously Passes Knight Small Business Innovation Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Steve Knight’s bill, H.R. 2763, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Improvements Act of 2017 passed the House of Representatives with unanimous support. “H.R 2763 is one step closer towards a more transparent and safe government,” said Knight. “This bill would give the opportunity for America’s small businesses to participate in the national security needs for innovation in our country.” H.R. 2763, the Small Business Innovation ... Read more

  • Rep. Knight Reflects On Constituent Lives Lost In Las Vegas Massacre
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Sunday night, America was faced with another tragedy. The Las Vegas massacre was an act of pure evil and cowardice that impacted so many in our community and nationwide. I am saddened by the loss of three from my district, with many more injured and fighting towards recovery. John Pippen was a resident of Santa Clarita and small business owner of a remodeling and repair company. John was a father to five and also a grandfather. Jennifer Parks lived in Palmdale and was a kindergarten teacher at A... Read more

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