Press Releases

Browse Documents
by Date or Issue:
  • Knight Seeks To Delay Harmful Overtime Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on September 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) cosponsored a bill this week that would postpone the implementation of an impending federal mandate that would be harmful to employees and owners of small businesses and other organizations. Earlier this year the Department of Labor (DOL) finalized a rule that would dramatically alter existing regulations on what employees must be paid overtime wages. The regulation is set to go into effect on December 1, 2016, despite pushback from small businesses, non-profi... Read more

  • Knight Veterans Bill Passes Key Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    A bill by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) that would help veterans recover from post traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and sexual trauma is one step closer to becoming law after it passed out of committee on Wednesday. H.R. 5600, the No Hero Left Untreated Act, was introduced by Rep. Knight in June. The bill would establish a pilot program with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) based on a promising new neurological treatment called Magnetic eResonance Therapy technology, or MeR... Read more

  • Locals Voice Support For Knight Energy Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    Organizations from the Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita Valley are formally backing a pair of measures by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) that would grow the region’s presence in the renewable energy industry. The Santa Clarita Economic Development Corporation, Palmdale Chamber of Commerce, Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, and City of Palmdale all wrote letters in the past month supporting two pieces of legislation by Knight. H.R. 5638, the Solar Fuels Innovation Act, and H.R. 5349, the Energ... Read more

  • VA Improvement Measure Co-Sponsored By Knight Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    A bill cosponsored by Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) that would increase accountability for employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and reform the VA disability benefits appeals process passed the House Wednesday. H.R. 5620, the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016, would reform the VA to address a variety of common complaints from veterans who receive care from the system. It includes provisions to strengthen protections for whistleblowers, modify the way vetera... Read more

  • Knight Introduces Bill To Expand Access To Capital For Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) introduced legislation on Thursday that would help provide small businesses greater access to capital in order to grow their operations and create jobs. The Small Business Investment Opportunity Act of 2016 would improve a popular financial assistance initiative called the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program to increase access to capital for smaller firms looking to grow their operations. SBICs are privately owned and managed investment funds, licensed and ... Read more

  • Knight Discusses Future of Aerospace at F-35 Event
    Posted in Press Releases on September 1, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) joined employees, community leaders, and local officials on Thursday at an event at in the Antelope Valley showcasing the F-35 Lightning II mobile cockpit demonstrator. The event, held at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works facility in Palmdale, gave attendees the opportunity to experience what it is like to pilot the stealth fighter. Prior to “flying” the demonstrator, Knight gave remarks about the area’s rich legacy of aerospace production and the F-35’s role in c... Read more

  • Knight Applauds Grants To Local Veteran Groups
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) praised a recent announcement by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) that they provided federal funds to several local organizations working to help homeless and at-risk veterans and families. On Tuesday the VA awarded approximately $300 million in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to non-profit organizations across the country. Among the recipients were seven organizations in Los Angeles County, including Mental Healt... Read more

  • Knight Recognized As Champion of Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) was presented an award on Tuesday by the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) for his support of small business investors while in Congress. The SBIA, the leading association of lower middle market private equity funds and investors, awarded Knight with the ‘Champion of Small Business Award’ at his office in Santa Clarita. Presenting the award was Vice President of the SBIA Western Regional Committee Ben Hom, who is Managing Partner a Small Business Investm... Read more

  • Knight: Cemex Fight Could End Soon
    Posted in Press Releases on August 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) announced Thursday that the decades-long fight to prevent Cemex from mining in Santa Clarita may come to an end as soon as next week. In a letter delivered to Knight last week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Acting Principal Deputy Solicitor K. Jack Haugrud stated that the status of Cemex’s appeal regarding BLM’s decision to rescind and withdraw mining contracts in Soledad Canyon would be “ripe” for final consideration after August 9. The correspondence c... Read more

  • Knight's Small Business Conference A Success
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2016 | Preview rr

    (SANTA CLARITA, CA-) Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) hosted the 2nd Annual Congressional Small Business Conference and Expo on Wednesday, where around one hundred small business owners and employees gathered to learn about how to expand their operations. The event began with remarks by Knight, who sits on the House Committee on Small Business, about the importance of small businesses in both the local and national economies and current initiatives at the federal level to help them. “Small bu... Read more