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  • Knight Introduces Energy Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2016 | Preview rr

    (WASHINGTON, DC) – Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) introduced a bill Thursday that would expand opportunities for companies to contract with the federal government for energy production and improve the process for evaluating new energy projects. H.R. 5349, the Energy Contracting Opportunities Act, would change an outdated rule for federal agencies that limits their ability to enter into long-term contracts with energy companies, bringing them in line with contracting options currently only available t... Read more

  • Representative Knight's Statement on VA Secretary's Wait Time Remarks
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    On May 24 Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) made the following statement responding to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald's testimony regarding wait times at VA facilities: "Yesterday the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert McDonald, compared the excessive wait times that our veterans have to endure to receive care at the VA to long lines at Disneyland. This comment exemplifies the problem with the mindset of senior leadership at the VA. Our veterans deserve the qua... Read more

  • Knight's St. Francis Dam Memorial Bill Heard in Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    (WASHINGTON, DC) – Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) testified in a committee hearing on Tuesday in support of his legislation that would create a St. Francis Dam National Memorial and Monument in Los Angeles County. H.R. 5244, the Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act, would create a national memorial at the site of the 1928 St. Francis Dam Disaster in the San Francisquito Canyon, which claimed the lives of 431 people. The memorial would be funded by private donations and would est... Read more

  • Knight's Small Business Contracting Bill Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    (WASHINGTON, DC) –A measure by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) to help small businesses land defense contracts passed the House of Representatives this week. In January, Rep. Knight introduced H.R. 4322, the Mentor-Protégé Cooperation Reform Act. The bill would simplify the qualification process for small businesses that are eligible to participate in the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Mentor-Protégé program. This program, which has existed since 1991, helps certain small businesses (protégés... Read more

  • House Approves Knight Amendment To Prevent Opioid Addiction
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) and Representative Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) offered a bipartisan amendment on the House floor this week that would improve physician and consumer education on opioid addiction. The amendment, which the House adopted unanimously, improves a larger bill, H.R. 4641, that establishes a new inter-agency task force to update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication to guard against the risk of opioid addiction. Esty and Knight’s amendment call... Read more

  • Deadline To Submit Art For Congressional Competition Approaching
    Posted in Press Releases on April 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    (SANTA CLARITA, CA) – Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) announced that his office will be accepting submissions for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition until 5pm on Friday, April 29th. The Congressional Art Competition is an annual nation-wide arts competition for high schoolers sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The competition is open to high school students that attend public or private schools, or are home schooled. The student must reside in California’s 25t... Read more

  • Knight Rolls Out Plan To Combat Heroin Epidemic
    Posted in Press Releases on April 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) stood with a group of fellow members of Congress Thursday morning as they presented a legislative package aimed at solving the nationwide heroin epidemic. The Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, of which Rep. Knight is a member, unveiled fifteen bills that they believe will address the widespread abuse of heroin with a range of strategies. The Task Force held hearings and round tables in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country for several ... Read more

  • Knight's Natural Gas Storage Safety Measure Passes Key Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight is one step closer to passing legislation to prevent future Aliso Canyon-style gas leaks after a House committee passed his natural gas storage safety measure on Wednesday morning. Read more

  • Knight's Natural Gas Storage Safety Bill Gains Momentum
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) scored a major legislative victory for residents of Southern California this week when his gas leak prevention measure was included in a pipeline safety bill introduced on Thursday. In February, Rep. Knight introduced H.R. 4429, the Natural Gas Leak Prevention Act, which would require the Secretary of Transportation to issue adequate safety standards for underground natural gas storage facilities. The legislation aims to prevent gas leaks similar to the one th... Read more

  • Knight Gears Up For Another Water Fight
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) praised a measure that would help Californians who are suffering from the state’s historic drought, which passed a major House subcommittee on Wednesday. The Fiscal Year 2017 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which was released by the House Appropriations Committee earlier this week, would provide funding for the Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Energy (DOE) programs, and other related agencies. This legislation cont... Read more