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  • 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

  • Knight Hears From Local Law Enforcement
    Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2015 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) hosted a listening session with representatives from local law enforcement departments on Thursday to learn about their experiences and policies. The meeting marks the first phase of Rep. Knight’s involvement in the Congressional Law Enforcement Task Force, which was formed in July to gather information about best practices in police departments across the country. Rep. Knight began the meeting by sharing his experience in policing: an 18 year career with the ... Read more

  • Knight Draws Big Crowd for Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on August 25, 2015 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) hosted a Workshop and Expo for local small businesses on Tuesday. The event featured guest speakers, expert panels, and a resource fair all focused on empowering and strengthening the local small business community. Over 140 small business owners and entrepreneurs gathered at the Santa Clarita Activities Center to attend Rep. Knight’s Workshop. The morning kicked off with remarks by the Congressman, who spoke about the importance of small businesses in the com... Read more

  • Knight Brings Restaurant Community to the Table
    Posted in Press Releases on August 20, 2015 | Preview rr

    (PALMDALE, CA-) Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) sat down with members of the restaurant industry on Thursday to discuss the effects of federal legislation and regulations on their businesses. Representatives from food service businesses around the Antelope, Santa Clarita and Simi Valleys gathered in the Outback Steakhouse in Palmdale to share their success stories and concerns with the Congressman. The group was diverse, ranging from owners of local spots like Crazy Otto’s to franchisees of ... Read more