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  • Knight Implores President To Send Water South
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) signed a letter sent to President Obama urging him to immediately increase water exports to Southern California from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The letter, written by Representative Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), states that two federal agencies failed to take advantage of the El Nino rains by impeding the Department of Reclamation’s ability to export much-needed water south of the Delta. In fact, despite a relatively high amount of rainfall in 2016, the... Read more

  • Knight Introduces Bill To Bring Clean Water To Santa Clarita
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) introduced legislation on Wednesday that would give a boost to longstanding efforts to clean the Eastern Santa Clara River Basin and provide fresh water to the Santa Clarita Valley. For decades, numerous drinking water wells in Santa Clarita have sat unused because they are contaminated with potentially harmful chemicals known as Perchlorates, which were improperly disposed of after the Cold War. The Castaic Lake Water Agency (CWLA) has studied the impacts of... Read more

  • Rep. Knight's Statement on President's Plan to Close Guantanamo Bay
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) made the following statement today on the Administration’s plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility: "The President’s proposal to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay is a glaring admission that he is putting his legacy before American security. Last year Congress passed and the President signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016, which not only prohibits the closure of the facility, but forbids the transf... Read more

  • Knight To Testify At Congressional Porter Ranch Gas Leak Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) will appear later this month at a Congressional hearing he requested regarding the causes of the Porter Ranch gas leak and the possibility of legislation that could prevent similar incidents from happening in the future. Earlier this week, Rep. Knight sent a letter to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railways, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Chairman Jeff Denham (CA-10) requesting that the Committee gather information and hear tes... Read more

  • Knight Introduces Bill To Block Future Mining Projects In Santa Clarita
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) introduced legislation Friday that would ensure that a Cemex-style aggregate mine can never exist in Soledad Canyon. The Soledad Canyon Consistency Act, would withdraw the mineral rights for land in the eastern portion of the Santa Clarita Valley, meaning that companies would be prevented from mining there in the future. For decades, members of the community and the Santa Clarita City Council worked to thwart Cemex’s plan to mine in the in the area, which they... Read more

  • Knight Aerospace Research Bill Passes Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    A bill by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) to allow the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue and expand its research, engineering, and development programs cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday afternoon. Earlier this week, Rep. Knight introduced H.R. 4489, the FAA Leadership In Groundbreaking High-Tech Research and Development Act (FLIGHT R&D Act). The bill would authorize funding for the FAA to study and utilize improvements in aerospace technology with the goal of adv... Read more

  • Knight Pushes Back On Federal Overtime Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2016 | Preview rr

    On Tuesday afternoon, Representative Steve Knight (CA-25), along with Representative Cresent Hardy (NV-4), formally criticized a federal proposal to alter the way salaried employees are compensated that he says will hurt American workers and the businesses that employ them. In 2014, President Obama ordered the Department of Labor (DOL) to modify the portion of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 that regulates overtime pay for non-hourly workers. The next year, the DOL released a plan that woul... Read more

  • Knight Calls For Hearing on Porter Ranch Gas Leak
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    On Tuesday, Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) requested a Congressional hearing on the causes of the Porter Ranch gas leak and the feasibility of measures that could prevent similar incidents from happening in the future. In a letter to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railways, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Chairman Jeff Denham (CA-10), Rep. Knight urged the Committee to gather information and hear testimony regarding underground natural gas storage facilities w... Read more

  • Knight Introduces Aerospace Research Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) introduced legislation on Monday that would allow the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue and expand upon its research, engineering, and development programs through 2019. H.R. 4489, the FAA Leadership In Groundbreaking High-Tech Research and Development Act (FLIGHT R&D Act), would authorize funding for the FAA to study and utilize improvements in aerospace technology with the goal of advancing aviation safety, security, and economic competitiven... Read more

  • Knight Introduces Natural Gas Storage Safety Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) introduced legislation on Tuesday that would create federal guidelines for natural gas storage facilities across the United States. H.R. 4429, the Natural Gas Leak Prevention Act, would require the Secretary of Transportation to issue adequate safety standards for underground natural gas storage facilities, with the goal of preventing gas leaks similar to the one that occurred at the Aliso Canyon facility near Porter Ranch last October. This is the latest acti... Read more

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