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  • Knight Revises Bill To Block Future Mining Projects In Santa Clarita
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) reintroduced a bipartisan measure on Thursday that would prevent Cemex or any other company from mining in Soledad Canyon. H.R. 1557, The Soledad Canyon Consistency Act, co-sponsored by nearby Representatives Judy Chu (CA-27), Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-28), and Rep. Brad Sherman (CA-30), would withdraw the mineral rights for land in the eastern portion of the Santa Clarita Valley, effectively blocking future mining projects in the area. “We have been dedicated to p... Read more

  • Knight Applauds Disaster Declaration
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) commended a decision by the President to declare a major disaster in the California that will direct federal funds to the state’s recovery efforts. The order issued on Thursday makes funds available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments as well as certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by recent severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides. Knight, who r... Read more

  • Knight and Kaptur Urge Investment In Aviation Technology
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy and Small Business

    Representatives Steve Knight (CA-25) and Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) led a bipartisan effort on Friday to urge the President to invest in America’s aviation and air traffic management technology research and aerospace initiatives. In a letter signed by a bipartisan group of 31 Members of Congress, Knight and Kaptur made the case for increased federal funding for NASA and its aeronautics research programs. They point out that aerospace plays a vital role in the American economy. Commercial aviation alon... Read more

  • Knight Goes To Bat For B-21
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) spoke in support of the B-21 Raider program, a project that will be largely manufactured in Palmdale, before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on Thursday. Knight’s testimony highlighted the need to modernize U.S. national security strategy and address the evolving threats of the 21st century. He pointed out that most of the U.S. current fleet of long-range strike bombers are over 50 years old and cannot penetrate advanced defenses, while the ne... Read more

  • Knight Urges State of Emergency For Flood Recovery
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) wrote a letter to President Trump on Monday urging him to declare a federal emergency in order to address threats to public safety caused by recent rainstorms and flooding. The request comes after a series of severe storms in Southern California that caused flooding, rock and mudslides, erosion, debris flow, and the destruction of roads and highways. According to Knight, over the last three months Los Angeles County has estimated costs close to $100 million fo... Read more

  • Knight Backs Bill To Preserve Protections For Pre-Existing Conditions
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) cosponsored a bill introduced this week that would prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage to individuals based on a pre-existing medical condition in the event that portions of the Affordable Care Act are repealed. H.R. 1121, the Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act, was introduced by Representative Greg Walden (OR-2), Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. The bill aims to achieve three important goals for patients: guaranteed access to c... Read more

  • Knight Reintroduces No Hero Left Untreated Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) reintroduced a bill on Thursday that would help veterans recover from post-traumatic stress (PTS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), military sexual trauma (MST), chronic pain, and opiate addiction. The No Hero Left Untreated Act would establish a pilot program within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on a promising neurological treatment option for mental trauma called magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy. This is an individualized non-pharmaceutical, ... Read more

  • Statement on Recent Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Immigration

    Rep. Knight made the following statement on the President’s recent Executive Order: “As a member of the Houses Armed Services Committee, no issue is more important to me than protecting our communities from foreign and domestic threats. This includes strengthening our vetting process for individuals attempting to enter our country, particularly coming from places where we cannot always obtain thorough background information on individuals. Let me be clear, I do not in any way support a ban on in... Read more

  • Knight Reintroduces Bipartisan Bill For Childhood Cancer Research
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) reintroduced a bipartisan resolution on Monday that would raise awareness and support research for a form of pediatric cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG. Knight’s resolution renews an effort that the Congressman led last year with Janet Demeter, an Agua Dulce resident who lost her son Jack to DIPG in 2012. After his passing, Demeter founded an organization called Jack’s Angels, which promotes fundin... Read more

  • Knight Applauds Passage of Drought Relief Measure
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    A bipartisan measure backed by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) to bring drought relief to California passed the House of Representatives Thursday. With the bill’s passage, Congress is poised to deliver much-needed relief to the Golden State’s ongoing water crisis. The relief effort, led by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-24), is a the result of a long effort by Representatives from California to alleviate the Golden State’s drought crisis and take advantage of extra water from winter stor... Read more