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  • Knight Rolls Out Plan To Combat Heroin Epidemic
    Posted in Press Releases on April 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) stood with a group of fellow members of Congress Thursday morning as they presented a legislative package aimed at solving the nationwide heroin epidemic. The Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, of which Rep. Knight is a member, unveiled fifteen bills that they believe will address the widespread abuse of heroin with a range of strategies. The Task Force held hearings and round tables in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country for several ... Read more

  • Knight's Natural Gas Storage Safety Measure Passes Key Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight is one step closer to passing legislation to prevent future Aliso Canyon-style gas leaks after a House committee passed his natural gas storage safety measure on Wednesday morning. Read more

  • Knight's Natural Gas Storage Safety Bill Gains Momentum
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) scored a major legislative victory for residents of Southern California this week when his gas leak prevention measure was included in a pipeline safety bill introduced on Thursday. In February, Rep. Knight introduced H.R. 4429, the Natural Gas Leak Prevention Act, which would require the Secretary of Transportation to issue adequate safety standards for underground natural gas storage facilities. The legislation aims to prevent gas leaks similar to the one th... Read more

  • Knight Gears Up For Another Water Fight
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) praised a measure that would help Californians who are suffering from the state’s historic drought, which passed a major House subcommittee on Wednesday. The Fiscal Year 2017 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which was released by the House Appropriations Committee earlier this week, would provide funding for the Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Energy (DOE) programs, and other related agencies. This legislation cont... Read more

  • Knight Implores President To Send Water South
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) signed a letter sent to President Obama urging him to immediately increase water exports to Southern California from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The letter, written by Representative Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), states that two federal agencies failed to take advantage of the El Nino rains by impeding the Department of Reclamation’s ability to export much-needed water south of the Delta. In fact, despite a relatively high amount of rainfall in 2016, the... Read more

  • Knight Introduces Bill To Bring Clean Water To Santa Clarita
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) introduced legislation on Wednesday that would give a boost to longstanding efforts to clean the Eastern Santa Clara River Basin and provide fresh water to the Santa Clarita Valley. For decades, numerous drinking water wells in Santa Clarita have sat unused because they are contaminated with potentially harmful chemicals known as Perchlorates, which were improperly disposed of after the Cold War. The Castaic Lake Water Agency (CWLA) has studied the impacts of... Read more

  • Rep. Knight's Statement on President's Plan to Close Guantanamo Bay
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) made the following statement today on the Administration’s plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility: "The President’s proposal to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay is a glaring admission that he is putting his legacy before American security. Last year Congress passed and the President signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016, which not only prohibits the closure of the facility, but forbids the transf... Read more

  • Knight To Testify At Congressional Porter Ranch Gas Leak Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) will appear later this month at a Congressional hearing he requested regarding the causes of the Porter Ranch gas leak and the possibility of legislation that could prevent similar incidents from happening in the future. Earlier this week, Rep. Knight sent a letter to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railways, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Chairman Jeff Denham (CA-10) requesting that the Committee gather information and hear tes... Read more

  • Knight Introduces Bill To Block Future Mining Projects In Santa Clarita
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) introduced legislation Friday that would ensure that a Cemex-style aggregate mine can never exist in Soledad Canyon. The Soledad Canyon Consistency Act, would withdraw the mineral rights for land in the eastern portion of the Santa Clarita Valley, meaning that companies would be prevented from mining there in the future. For decades, members of the community and the Santa Clarita City Council worked to thwart Cemex’s plan to mine in the in the area, which they... Read more

  • Knight Aerospace Research Bill Passes Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    A bill by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) to allow the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue and expand its research, engineering, and development programs cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday afternoon. Earlier this week, Rep. Knight introduced H.R. 4489, the FAA Leadership In Groundbreaking High-Tech Research and Development Act (FLIGHT R&D Act). The bill would authorize funding for the FAA to study and utilize improvements in aerospace technology with the goal of adv... Read more

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