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  • Knight Initiates Veterans Healthcare Program
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs, Healthcare

    Representative Steve Knight (R-CA), working with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has initiated a new program to expand healthcare options for former service members who live in regions underserved by VA hospitals. This program allows veterans receiving their healthcare from the VA access to local walk-in urgent-care clinics for out-patient medical issues if they cannot be seen by a local VA clinic in a timely manner. Previously, veterans would wait until their local VA clinic could sche... Read more

  • Congressman Steve Knight Secures Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business

    The Santa Clarita City Council hosted a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) press conference this morning at the Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) Senior Center to thank Representative Steve Knight for actively advocating retention of the CDBG program and supporting the inclusion of a generous amount of funding in the FY18 Omnibus funding for the federal government. Representative Steve Knight was presented a certificate from the Santa Clarita City Council. Local non-profit organizations that bene... Read more

  • Omnibus Fights Opioid Epidemic
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    On Friday, March 23, 2018, President Trump signed into law an Omnibus Appropriations Bill to set policy and allocate discretionary funding for the remainder of the fiscal year. The bill included several provisions to address the rising abuse of heroin and opioid drugs. Specifically, the bill funds four major programs: - $1 billion in new funding for grants to States and Indian tribes to address the opioid epidemic - $476 million at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support ... Read more

  • Omnibus Improves School Safety, NICS System
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Science

    On Friday, March 23, 2018, President Trump signed into law an Omnibus Appropriations Bill to set policy and allocate discretionary funding for the remainder of the fiscal year. Included in the bill are provisions from two bills cosponsored by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA); the STOP School Violence Act, and the Fix NICS Act. The Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act authorizes a $75 million grant program for schools to improve security measures on campuses to ... Read more

  • Knight Applauds Support for National Security in Omnibus Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    On Friday, March 23, 2018, President Trump signed into law an Omnibus Appropriations Bill to set policy and allocate discretionary funding for the remainder of the fiscal year. Included in the bill is $700 billion for the Department of Defense, related national security priorities, and various programs advocated for by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). "For far too long, Congress has ignored military leaders and troops on the ground who have come back to us saying they need more parts, ships, ... Read more

  • Knight secures language in Omnibus to address Soledad Canyon Mining
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment, Economy and Small Business

    On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed into law the FY18 Omnibus Appropriations bill that sets policy and allocates $1.3 trillion in federal discretionary spending for the remainder of the fiscal year. During the negotiations process for this agreement, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) led an effort along with Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to include language that would ultimately conclude the decades-long dispute over a proposed mineral mine in Soledad Canyon. The bill signed into law in... Read more

  • Knight, Espaillat introduce accelerated payment legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business

    On Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) and Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) introduced H.R. 5337, the Accelerated Payments for Small Businesses Act of 2018. This bill would require the government establish a goal of paying all small business contractors within 15 days of receiving a proper invoice. The bill also establishes a similar goal for government contractors that have small business sub-contractors. H.R. 5337 is cosponsored by House Small Business Committee C... Read more

  • Knight's SECRET Act passes the Senate
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    On Thursday, March 15, 2018, the United States Senate passed H.R. 3210 with unanimous consent. Introduced by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA), The Securely Expediting Clearances Through Reporting Transparency (SECRET) Act would assess inefficiencies and shortfalls in the security clearance process to improve classified information protection while also ensuring individuals are to start their job that requires clearance in a reasonable amount of time. Specifically, the bill requires the Office ... Read more

  • Knight Introduces School Safety Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Science

    On Thursday, March 15, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) introduced H.R. 5307, The School Training, Equipment, and Protection (STEP) Act. This bill is the result of discussions with law enforcement professionals and other members of Congress to implement specific measures that will improve school safety. "When I spoke with law enforcement professionals following the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, there were two central concerns that they shared." Said Rep. Knight "First, there needs to be ... Read more

  • Knight introduces The Encouraging Veteran Employment Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs, Economy and Small Business

    On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) introduced H.R. 5177, The Encouraging Veteran Employment Act of 2018. Under current law, the Department of Defense is authorized to give preferential selection to women-owned and veteran-owned businesses for DOD contracts. The Encouraging Veteran Employment Act would authorize the Department to give the same preferential treatment to businesses that employ veterans as a large percentage of their workforce. "This idea sprang from a vis... Read more

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