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  • 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

  • Representative Knight's Statement on the Consolidated Appropriations Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    On December 18th, Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) made the following statement: This morning I voted for H.R. 2029, the Consolidated Appropriations Act. The omnibus is far from perfect- it does not strengthen our border as much as I would like and it does not do enough to reduce our nation’s debt. However, my number one priority is to protect the American people and our way of life, and the omnibus improves our military so we can defeat and destroy ISIS and other terrorist organizations at h... Read more

  • Knight Disappointed in Water Bill's Demise
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2015 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) expressed frustration Friday afternoon after Senator Feinstein announced she would not allow a California drought relief measure to move forward as part of the end of the year spending bill. The California Emergency Drought Relief and Water Storage Act of 2015, a final effort by Representatives from California to alleviate the Golden State’s drought crisis, was rejected by Senator Feinstein shortly after it was proposed last week. Rep. Knight and many of his c... Read more

  • Knight's Small Business Bill Signed Into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2015 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) hit a legislative milestone last week when the President signed into law a measure that included his first bill. “I am proud I could be a force for positive economic change in my first year of Congress- that is exactly what I came here to do,” said Representative Knight. H.R. 1390, the Small Business Joint Venturing Act, will give small businesses a better chance to compete for federal contracts by allowing them to form joint ventures and work together on cont... Read more

  • Knight Announces Launch of Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2015 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) announced this week that his office is now accepting submissions for the second annual Congressional App Challenge. The Congressional App Challenge is a competition in which U.S. high school students may create an app, or a self-contained computer program designed for a specific use, and submit it to a panel of local judges for a chance to receive recognition by U.S. Congress. The submission period for the Challenge will run from November 9, 2015 through Janua... Read more

  • Knight Looks Forward to Local Jobs After Aircraft Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2015 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) applauded an announcement by the Department of the Defense and Air Force this afternoon that the contract to build the new Long Range Strike Bomber was awarded to Northrop Grumman. The news was delivered at a press conference at the Pentagon on Tuesday afternoon held by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, and Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Mark A. Welsh III. The contract was bid on by both Northrop Grumman an... Read more

  • Knight Looks For Better Ways to Protect and Serve
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2015 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) took part in a hearing held by the House Republican Policy Committee’s Law Enforcement Task Force on Tuesday. The hearing, which was titled, "Examining the state of relations between the people and their protectors," focused on the need for police departments to work with their local communities to create policies and practices that strengthen the relationship between police officers and citizens and respect for the laws. Members of the Task Force heard testim... Read more

  • Knight's Small Business Bill Passes Final Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2015 | Preview rr

    Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) is only one step away from seeing his first piece of legislation become law. In March, Rep. Knight introduced House Resolution 1390, the Small Business Joint Venturing Act. The legislation would make the bidding process for federal contracts more competitive and cost-effective by allowing small businesses to form joint ventures and work together to obtain and fulfill government contracts. “This bill is a win-win,” said Congressman Steve Knight. “It would help the hundre... Read more

  • Op-Ed: Iran nuclear agreement is a bad deal
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2015 | Preview rr

    This article was published by the Santa Clarita Signal on September 11. It can be viewed on their website. Recently, I was fortunate enough to travel to Israel with several members of Congress. The purpose of the trip was to meet with leaders from the Israeli government and military to learn about strategic and security concerns in the region as they relate to U.S. foreign policy. The week was jam-packed with meetings, briefings, and bus rides to border cities and military sites. I penned this p... Read more

  • Knight Declares Victory in CEMEX Fight
    Posted in Press Releases on August 28, 2015 | Preview rr

    Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) welcomed an announcement by Cemex that they will cancel their mining contracts in the Santa Clarita Valley. The proposed aggregate mine in Soledad Canyon was resisted by many in the community for nearly 20 years, and on Friday the Bureau of Land Management annulled the contracts, essentially halting mining in the area. "Today marks a major victory for our community, which we have fought for many years," said Rep. Knight. Rep. Knight has been a longstanding opponent of t... Read more

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