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  • Knight Dives Into Water Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2015 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) is an original cosponsor of a bill that would set up a framework to provide relief from California’s drought crisis. H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 was introduced on Thursday by Rep. David Valadao (CA-21). The bill would work within state environmental laws to maximize the amount of water available to Californians by setting up a process for increased pumping, capture, and storage. “The drought in our state is quickly becom... Read more

  • Knight Cosponsors Bill to Cure What Ails Healthcare
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    A bill cosponsored by Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25), which passed the House on Thursday, would abolish the current unpopular tax on medical devices. Under current law, there is a 2.3 percent tax on companies that manufacture, produce, or import medical devices. H.R. 160, the Protect Medical Innovation Act, would repeal the provision of the Affordable Care Act that imposes this tax, removing the existing disincentive to create new health-related technologies. With 41 Democrats cosponsoring the bill, ... Read more

  • Knight Cosponsors Water Storage Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2015 | Preview rr

    Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) cosponsored a bill introduced by Rep. David Valadao (CA-21) on Friday that would improve California’s water storage infrastructure. H.R. 2749; the Dam Authorization, Maintenance, and Safety (DAMS) Act would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to repair or modify aging dams and evaluate whether additional modifications could be made to the dam facility to increase water storage capacity. Water storage has been a long standing issue in addressing California’s drought ... Read more

  • Veterans Bill Cosponsored By Knight Passes Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2015 | Preview rr

    A bill cosponsored by Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) that would help veterans access capital to start small businesses passed out of Small Business Committee this morning. H.R. 2499, the Veterans Entrepreneurship Act of 2015, would expand opportunities for veterans coming home from their service by removing barriers to capital for starting their own business. It instructs the Small Business Administration to waive upfront fees for loans under $350,000 to veterans. Because it does not appropriate any ... Read more

  • Knight Named Vice Chair Of Subcommittee On Energy
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2015 | Preview rr

    Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) announced that Chairman Lamar Smith (TX-21) of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee has appointed him to serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Energy. Late last week, Rep. Smith announced that Knight would be second in command for the 15-member subcommittee. The subcommittee has jurisdiction over energy research and development, including managing and expanding current infrastructure as well as the implementation of new technologies. “Energy has a huge... Read more

  • Knight Applauds Appropriations Bill Passage
    Posted in Press Releases on June 3, 2015 | Preview rr

    Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) spoke on the House floor this week in support of a bill that will fund a wide range of programs of in the 25th Congressional District. House Resolution 2578, the Appropriations Bill for Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, came up on the floor for a vote on Tuesday. As its name suggests, it would fund a multitude of federal agencies including the Department of Justice (DOJ), National Science Foundation (NSF), and National Aeronautics and Space Administratio... Read more

  • Knight Honors Congressional Art Competition Winner
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2015 | Preview rr

    Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) held an awards ceremony on Tuesday to present a certificate of recognition to Alex Farrell, a high school student from Canyon Country whose art took first place in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. Over the past two months, students from around California’s 25th Congressional District submitted their artwork to the Art Competition for a chance to have their art displayed in the US Capitol along with a free trip to Washington, DC. On April 29, members of the area’s... Read more

  • SPACE Act Passes With Amendment by Knight
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2015 | Preview rr

    A provision by Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) that would provide the commercial space industry with long-term regulatory stability passed the House floor Thursday afternoon. Last week Rep. Knight co-sponsored the Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship Act of 2015, or SPACE Act, which was introduced by Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA-23). The bill contains many provisions aimed at providing stable and predictable regulatory conditions, including an amendment by Knight that would lengt... Read more

  • Knight Co-sponsors Commercial Space Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2015 | Preview rr

    Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) is an original co-sponsor of legislation that will promote safety and certainty for the commercial space industry. House Resolution 2262- The Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship Act of 2015, or SPACE Act, was introduced in the Science, Space and Technology Committee by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) and passed out of the committee on Wednesday afternoon. The bill would provide stable and predictable regulatory conditions for the comme... Read more

  • Knight Talks Jobs and National Defense at F-35 Showcase
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2015 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) had a lot to say on Thursday about the positive impacts of the F-35 Lightning II, commonly known as the Joint Strike Fighter program. The Congressman spoke at an event showcasing the F-35, a stealth fighter aircraft built by Lockheed Martin that will soon be operational. The event featured a cockpit demonstrator that gave attendees the opportunity to experience what it is like to pilot the aircraft. It was held at FMI, a woman-owned business located in Valenci... Read more

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