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  • 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

  • Knight Pushes Back On Federal Overtime Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2016 | Preview rr

    On Tuesday afternoon, Representative Steve Knight (CA-25), along with Representative Cresent Hardy (NV-4), formally criticized a federal proposal to alter the way salaried employees are compensated that he says will hurt American workers and the businesses that employ them. In 2014, President Obama ordered the Department of Labor (DOL) to modify the portion of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 that regulates overtime pay for non-hourly workers. The next year, the DOL released a plan that woul... Read more

  • Knight Calls For Hearing on Porter Ranch Gas Leak
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    On Tuesday, Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) requested a Congressional hearing on the causes of the Porter Ranch gas leak and the feasibility of measures that could prevent similar incidents from happening in the future. In a letter to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railways, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Chairman Jeff Denham (CA-10), Rep. Knight urged the Committee to gather information and hear testimony regarding underground natural gas storage facilities w... Read more

  • Knight Introduces Aerospace Research Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) introduced legislation on Monday that would allow the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue and expand upon its research, engineering, and development programs through 2019. H.R. 4489, the FAA Leadership In Groundbreaking High-Tech Research and Development Act (FLIGHT R&D Act), would authorize funding for the FAA to study and utilize improvements in aerospace technology with the goal of advancing aviation safety, security, and economic competitiven... Read more

  • Knight Introduces Natural Gas Storage Safety Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) introduced legislation on Tuesday that would create federal guidelines for natural gas storage facilities across the United States. H.R. 4429, the Natural Gas Leak Prevention Act, would require the Secretary of Transportation to issue adequate safety standards for underground natural gas storage facilities, with the goal of preventing gas leaks similar to the one that occurred at the Aliso Canyon facility near Porter Ranch last October. This is the latest acti... Read more

  • Knight Urges Timely Turnaround On Cemex Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) sent a letter on Thursday requesting that the final judgment on the proposed Cemex mine in Soledad Canyon be delivered as soon as possible. The letter, which was addressed to Department of the Interior Deputy Secretary Michael Connor, comes after the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) decision in August to cancel Cemex’s mining contracts in the Santa Clarita Valley. Shortly after that pronouncement, Cemex exercised its right to appeal the cancellation, initiati... Read more

  • Knight Introduces Bipartisan Childhood Cancer Research Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) introduced a bipartisan resolution on Thursday that would raise awareness and support research for a common but little-understood form of pediatric cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG. H. Res. 586 would establish a national “DIPG Awareness Week” and support expanded research for treatments and care. The resolution was first suggested to Rep. Knight by Janet Demeter, an Agua Dulce resident who lost her son Jack to DIPG in 2011. Since his pas... Read more

  • Knight Introduces Bill To Help Small Businesses Compete For Federal Contracts
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) introduced a bill on Wednesday that would help some small businesses compete for federal contracts by making it easier for them to receive mentoring from larger, more experienced firms. H.R. 4322, the DOD Mentor-Protégé Cooperation Reform Act, would simplify the qualification process for small businesses that are eligible to participate in the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Mentor-Protégé program. This program, which has existed since 1991, helps certain small ... Read more

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