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  • Knight's small business bill signed into law
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business

    On Thursday, June 21, 2018, President Trump signed into law H.R. 2333, The Small Business Investment Opportunity Act. Introduced by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) in May of 2017, this bill will make improvements to the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program, an initiative run by the Small Business Administration (SBA) that allows privately owned and managed investment funds to invest in small businesses. Current law limits the amount of capital SBICs can invest in growing firms. Th... Read more

  • Knight introduces bill to stop child separation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    On Thursday, June 21, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) introduced legislation in response to recent reports of children being separated from their parents upon interception of illegal entries into the United States. H.R. 6173 would require the Department of Homeland Security maintain care and custody of adults charged with illegal entry with their children while charges are pending with the Department of Justice. This bill would also authorize $50 million for the construction of faciliti... Read more

  • Knight supports fight against opioid epidemic
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Throughout the week of June 11, 2018, the House of Representatives voted to pass a package of legislation to help combat the rising nation-wide opioid epidemic. Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) voted in support of all the measures. H.R. 2851, the Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act, was cosponsored by Rep. Knight and would give the Attorney General the power to quickly and temporarily schedule a new dangerous drug when it is virtually identical to a currently schedu... Read more

  • Knight, Feinstein Resolution Honors Lockheed Martin Skunk Works on 75th Anniversary
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy and Small Business

    Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), introduced a bipartisan resolution to honor the 75th anniversary of Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. "For 75 years, the team at Skunk Works has been producing the tech, aircraft, and systems that have given our troops a generational advantage over our adversaries,” said Congressman Knight. “Whether it be next-generation fighters that wrest us control of the skies, spy planes that allow us to watch our enemies with impunity, or o... Read more

  • Encouraging Veteran Employment Act passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs, Economy and Small Business

    On Thursday, May 24, 2018, the House of Representatives voted 351 - 66 to approve the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019. This annual bill, which sets the defense and national security policies of the United States, included the provisions of H.R. 5177, The Encouraging Veteran Employment Act of 2018, which was introduced in March by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). Under current law, the Department of Defense is authorized to give preferential selection to women-ow... Read more

  • Knight's Energy Storage Bill Passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    On Friday, June 8, 2018, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2019. Included in this bill are the provisions of H.R. 5610, the Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act, introduced in April by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). The concept of BEST Act is modeled after similar "moonshot" initiatives that have successfully fostered rapid advancements in in... Read more

  • $47 Million Federal (INFRA) Grant Awarded to I-5 Project
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business

    Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) announced last night, after a conversation with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, that the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will receive a $47 million Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to relieve the traffic congestion in Santa Clarita on the I-5. “Santa Clarita and the entire region will benefit enormously from this grant which will address the endless traffic backups on Interstate 5. Any... Read more

  • Sexual Trauma Response and Treatment Act passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans Affairs

    On Thursday, May 24, 2018, the House of Representatives voted 351 - 66 to approve the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019. This annual bill, which sets the defense and national security policies of the United States, included the provisions of H.R. 5707, the Sexual Trauma Response and Treatment Act, which was introduced in May by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). H.R. 5707, also known as the START Act, would establish a pilot program within the Department of Defense ... Read more

  • Convenient Care Initiative rollout ceremony
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs, Healthcare

    Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) released the following statement to greet guests and attendees of today's Convenient Care Initiative rollout ceremony: "I would like to welcome and thank everyone for coming out to this wonderful event. One of most fundamental duties we have as a nation is to take care of our men and women who have volunteered to defend our country. However, in recent years, the quality and accessibility of care has been far too inadequate. Here in the Antelope Valley, where it... Read more

  • Knight unveils Convenient Care Initiative for veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs, Healthcare

    On Thursday, May 31, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) hosted a ceremony in Palmdale to announce the formal launch of the Convenient Care Initiative. This new program, established by Rep. Knight in conjunction with the Department of Veterans Affairs, would allow veterans who receive healthcare through the Veterans Health Administration to receive treatment for minor illnesses and injuries from certain urgent care centers. A fact sheet on the new program can be found HERE. Thursday's event... Read more

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