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  • Knight Energy Bill Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    On Friday, September 21, 2018, President Trump signed a "Minibus" Appropriations bill into law that provides federal funding for Military Construction/Veterans' Affairs, Energy & Water, and Legislative Branch programs. Included in the Minibus are the provisions of H.R. 5610, the Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act, introduced in April by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). The BEST Act would establish innovation goals to develop commercially-viable large-scale energy storage technology. ... Read more

  • Knight Urges Congress to Reauthorize VAWA
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    On Friday, September 7, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) joined 45 other members of the House of Representatives in sending a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), urging them to advance a bipartisan reauthorization of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which is set to expire on September 30, 2018. The letter, led by Representatives John Katko (R-NY) and Rodney Davis (R-IL), asserts that "[p]rograms authorized and funded under VAWA w... Read more

  • Newsprint Tariffs Overturned After Advocacy from Knight, Panetta
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business

    On August 29, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) unanimously voted to halt the imposition of tariffs on Canadian newsprint. This decision comes after a bipartisan effort led by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) and Representative Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) to urge the ITC to stop the tariffs. In a letter sent to ITC Chairman David Johanson, the Representative asserted that the tariffs would impose excessive costs and cause irreversible damage to small and medium sized newspapers and ... Read more

  • Knight, Bridenstine Attend Roundtable at Mojave Air & Space Port
    Posted in Press Releases on August 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Science

    On August, 28, 2018, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) attended a roundtable hosted by Mojave Air & Space Port to discuss the future of American aeronautics and space development. Attendees included Virgin Galactic, Virgin Orbit, Stratolaunch, Scaled Composites, Masten Space Systems, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, and Boeing. "When America leads in science and tech development, all of mankind becomes closer and we share in a greater understanding of our worl... Read more

  • Knight Statement on Passing of Senator John McCain
    Posted in Press Releases on August 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) released the following statement following the death of Senator John McCain (R-AZ): "Throughout his entire life, John McCain exemplified the honor, dignity, and values we cherish as Americans. A hero of the Vietnam War and a dedicated public servant in the Senate, he is a patriot of the highest order. May he rest in peace and may God bless his family." Senator McCain passed away on August 25, 2018 after a battle with brain cancer. He was 81 years old. Read more

  • Knight Recognizes Crissair for Excellence in Manufacturing
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy and Small Business, Education and Science

    On August 21, 2018, Lockheed Martin hosted an event to recognize and honor Crissair, Inc. with the Elite Supplier Award for their excellence in support of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. The event also gave local media an opportunity to view and "fly" an F-35 Cockpit Demonstrator. Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) attended the event and gave remarks in recognition of Crissair's contributions to national security and the local economy. The event was held at Crissair's headquarters in Vale... Read more

  • Senate Deliberates Saint Francis Dam Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    On Wednesday, August 15, 2018 the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee's Subcommittee on National Parks held a Legislative Hearing on several bills awaiting consideration. Included was Representative Knight's (R-CA) H.R. 2156, the Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act, and it's Senate counterpart, S. 1926, introduced by Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA). This bill would provide for the establishment of a national memorial and national monument to commemorate those killed by the coll... Read more

  • Secretary Perdue, Rep. Knight Discuss Fire Resiliency and Preparedness
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Science

    On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) hosted a roundtable discussion featuring special guest U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. The event was focused on fire resiliency, preparedness, and recovery and intended to share ideas and best practices to protect California communities from the ever-present risk of fires. The event was hosted in the University Center at College of the Canyons. "Our district is no stranger to the threats of wildfires and other fires," ... Read more

  • NDAA Signed Into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    On Monday, August 13, 2018, the President signed into law H.R. 5515, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019. Representative Steve Knight (R-CA), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in response: "In today's political climate of extreme partisanship and gridlock, I am very grateful that every year, we can reach wide bipartisan support for the NDAA to support our men and women in uniform. This year's NDAA is an ... Read more

  • Knight Introduces Bill to Support National Park Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business

    On Thursday, July 26, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation to support seasonal employees of the National Park Service (NPS). Under existing regulation, seasonal employees of the NPS are only permitted to work at one National Park at a time. H.R. 6599, which is co-lead by Representative Jimmy Panette (D-CA), would amend the law to permit seasonal employees to be employed by multiple NPS sites in a given year. "Among our most beloved blessings in America is th... Read more