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  • Knight Cosponsors Change Order Transparency for Federal Contractors Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    On January 10, 2018 Representative Don Bacon (R-NE) introduced H.R. 4754, the Change Order Transparency for Federal Contractors Act. Original cosponsors include Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA), Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL), and Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL). Time is money for all businesses, but even more so for small businesses. Requests for equitable adjustments to a contract, more commonly known as change orders, are abundant on federal construction projects. Contractors and subcontractors currently lack vi... Read more

  • Bipartisan Heroin Task Force unveils 2018 Legislative Agenda
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    On January 10, 2018, the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force of the House of Representatives unveiled an ambitious legislative agenda during a joint press conference in the United States Capitol. Led by Co-Chairs Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-CT) and Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH), the Task Force intends to prioritize passing legislation to address the rising heroin and opioid epidemic from multiple angles. Representative Steve Knight (R-CA), along with other members of the Task Force, attended the event to hig... Read more

  • Knight Cosponsors Net Protection Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    One week after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to reverse the 2015 rule to reclassify broadband internet as a Title II Common Carrier service, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) joined as an original cosponsor of H.R. 4682, the Open Internet Preservation Act. Led by Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), H.R. 4682 would amend Title I of the Communications Act to prohibit broadband internet providers from blocking or impairing any lawful internet content, application, or servic... Read more

  • Knight applauds fire loss deduction provisions in disaster relief package
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    On December 21, 2017 the House of Representatives approved of H.R. 4667, the Emergency Disaster Aid Package. Included in this bill are the provisions of H.R. 4397, the California Wildfire Disaster Tax Relief Act, introduced by Representative Mimi Walters (R-CA) and cosponsored by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). These provisions would protect the ability of disaster victims to deduct the value of fire and earthquake losses from their federally taxable income. "I'm relieved my colleagues and I... Read more

  • Women in Aerospace Education Act Passes in the House
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    On December 19, 2017 the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4254, the Women in Aerospace Education Act by a vote of 409 - 17. Introduced by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA), this bill would encourage universities applying for Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship grants to incorporate aerospace engineering experiences at the National Laboratories and NASA Centers into their teacher training curriculum. This bill would also direct NASA to strengthen the promotion of NASA internship and fellowship ... Read more

  • 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

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