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  • Knight joins Armenian Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) has joined the Congressional Armenian Caucus. With close associations with the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) and the Armenian Assembly of America, the Armenian Caucus is comprised of a bipartisan group of lawmakers and coordinates advocacy for stronger American-Armenian relationships, religious liberty, and the acknowledgement of the Armenian Genocide. "I'm proud to join my colleagues on the Congressional Armenian Caucus," said Rep. Knight "Amer... Read more

  • Knight urges advancement of STEP Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Science

    On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) sent a letter to Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Chairwoman of the House Education and Workforce Committee, to advocate the advancement of H.R. 5307, the School Training, Equipment, and Protection (STEP) Act. Introduced by Rep. Knight in March of 2018, the STEP Act is a bipartisan bill that allocates funding to improve school safety through a variety of different measures. In the letter, Rep. Knight states: "Important school safet... Read more

  • NASA Caucus holds inaugural roundtable
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Education and Science

    On May 17, 2018, the NASA Caucus held a roundtable discussion regarding the importance and potential of the renewal of NASA's Experimental Aircraft program, more commonly known as the X-Plane program. This event marks the first event for the NASA Caucus, which was founded by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) and Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) in the 115th Congress to expand the coalition of support for the agency's multiple missions that reinforce U.S. national and economic security. The ro... Read more

  • Knight supports DIPG Awareness Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) expressed his continued support for the designation of May 17 as National DIPG Awareness Day. On January 30, 2017, Rep. Knight introduced H.Res. 69 to recognize this important campaign and bring attention to an often-overlooked severe childhood disease. Currently, Rep. Knight's resolutions has broad bipartisan support with 37 cosponsorships from Republican and Democratic lawmakers. "DIPG effects the lives of thousands each year and currently does not have a via... Read more

  • Knight, Schiff request Natural Resources Committee schedule hearing for bipartisan legislation to preserve the Rim of the Valley
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    Today, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) and Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) sent a letter to House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop and Ranking Member Raul Grijalva urging the Committee to schedule a hearing on the Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act (H.R. 4086). This bipartisan legislation would add more than 191,000 acres of the Rim of the Valley Corridor to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA). The Rim of the Valley stretches from the Simi Hi... Read more

  • Knight attends historic Jerusalem Embassy opening
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) participated in a House Armed Services Committee Congressional Delegation to Israel to meet with Israeli officials and commemorate the historic opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem. The delegation was led by Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Readiness. Rep. Knight and the other members of the ten-person delegation reasserted the importance of the Israeli-American partnership in combating terrorism, promoting human ri... Read more

  • NDAA Passes Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    In the morning of May 10, 2018, the House Armed Services Committee voted to favorably report H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019. The annual bill authorizes funding and establishes policy for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year beginning October 1. The markup process to consider final Committee Member amendments began at 10:00 am on May 9. It concluded at 12:35 am on May 10 when the Committee voted 60 - 1 to approve the comprehensive legislatio... Read more

  • Knight Introduces Sexual Trauma Response and Treatment Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Healthcare

    On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Representative Steve Knight introduced H.R. 5707, the Sexual Trauma Response and Treatment Act. This bill is co-led in the House with Representative Niki Tsongas (D-MA) and companion legislation is being introduced in the Senate by Senator Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Senator David Perdue (R-GA). Each Representative and Senator is a member of their respective chamber's Armed Services Committee. H.R. 5707, also known as the START Act, would establish a pilot progra... Read more

  • Women's Business Centers Improvements Act Passes The House
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business

    On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, the House of Representative voted to unanimously approve H.R. 1680, the Women's Business Centers Improvements Act. Introduced by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA), this bill would modify several programs within the Small Business Administration (SBA) to modernize and improve initiatives to support female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses. The Women's Business Centers Improvements Act would update the mission of the Office of Women's Business Ownership to direct i... Read more

  • Knight Secret Act Passes Final Vote, Ready to be Codified
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    On Monday, May 7, 2018, the House of Representative voted by unanimous consent to approve the final version of H.R. 3210, introduced by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). The Securely Expediting Clearances Through Reporting Transparency (SECRET) Act will assess inefficiencies and shortfalls in the security clearance process to improve classified information protection while also ensuring individuals are able to start their jobs that require clearances in a reasonable amount of time. The bill re... Read more

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