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  • Knight Applauds Natural Gas Storage Safety Report
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) commended a report released on Tuesday by a federal task force regarding safety at natural gas storage facilities like Aliso Canyon and Honor Rancho. Knight says the report is a crucial step toward creating adequate safety standards to prevent future gas leaks. Earlier this year Rep. Knight introduced H.R. 4429, the Natural Gas Leak Prevention Act, which would require the Secretary of Transportation to issue safety standards for underground natural gas storage... Read more

  • Knight Backs Bill To Reduce VA Wait Times
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) cosponsored a bill this week that would improve the scheduling process at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and ensure veterans have access to quality and timely care. H.R. 6207, the Act to Improve VA Timing and Efficiency (ACTIVATE), was introduced earlier this week by Rep. David Valadao (CA-21). The bill would increase scheduling efficiency at the VA by allowing the Department to seek outside help from professional medical schedulers and operators to a... Read more

  • Knight Defends NASA Aeronautics Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) sent a letter to House negotiators on Friday imploring them to fully fund aeronautics programs in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) budget when the House and Senate meet to work out differences between their respective agency authorization bills. The letter, sent to House Committee on Science, Space, & Technology Chairman Lamar Smith (TX-21) and Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), comes after the Senate advanced its own version... Read more

  • Knight Bill To Delay Costly Mandate Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2016 | Preview rr

    (WASHINGTON, D.C.) –A bill cosponsored by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) that would buy time for small businesses and other entities to comply with an impending federal regulation passed the House of Representatives Wednesday night. Earlier this year the Department of Labor (DOL) finalized a rule that would radically alter existing regulations on what employees must be paid overtime wages. The regulation is set to go into effect on December 1, 2016, despite major pushback from small busines... Read more

  • Knight Seeks To Delay Harmful Overtime Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on September 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) cosponsored a bill this week that would postpone the implementation of an impending federal mandate that would be harmful to employees and owners of small businesses and other organizations. Earlier this year the Department of Labor (DOL) finalized a rule that would dramatically alter existing regulations on what employees must be paid overtime wages. The regulation is set to go into effect on December 1, 2016, despite pushback from small businesses, non-profi... Read more

  • Knight Veterans Bill Passes Key Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    A bill by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) that would help veterans recover from post traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and sexual trauma is one step closer to becoming law after it passed out of committee on Wednesday. H.R. 5600, the No Hero Left Untreated Act, was introduced by Rep. Knight in June. The bill would establish a pilot program with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) based on a promising new neurological treatment called Magnetic eResonance Therapy technology, or MeR... Read more

  • Locals Voice Support For Knight Energy Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    Organizations from the Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita Valley are formally backing a pair of measures by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) that would grow the region’s presence in the renewable energy industry. The Santa Clarita Economic Development Corporation, Palmdale Chamber of Commerce, Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, and City of Palmdale all wrote letters in the past month supporting two pieces of legislation by Knight. H.R. 5638, the Solar Fuels Innovation Act, and H.R. 5349, the Energ... Read more

  • VA Improvement Measure Co-Sponsored By Knight Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    A bill cosponsored by Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) that would increase accountability for employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and reform the VA disability benefits appeals process passed the House Wednesday. H.R. 5620, the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016, would reform the VA to address a variety of common complaints from veterans who receive care from the system. It includes provisions to strengthen protections for whistleblowers, modify the way vetera... Read more

  • Knight Introduces Bill To Expand Access To Capital For Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) introduced legislation on Thursday that would help provide small businesses greater access to capital in order to grow their operations and create jobs. The Small Business Investment Opportunity Act of 2016 would improve a popular financial assistance initiative called the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program to increase access to capital for smaller firms looking to grow their operations. SBICs are privately owned and managed investment funds, licensed and ... Read more

  • Knight Discusses Future of Aerospace at F-35 Event
    Posted in Press Releases on September 1, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) joined employees, community leaders, and local officials on Thursday at an event at in the Antelope Valley showcasing the F-35 Lightning II mobile cockpit demonstrator. The event, held at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works facility in Palmdale, gave attendees the opportunity to experience what it is like to pilot the stealth fighter. Prior to “flying” the demonstrator, Knight gave remarks about the area’s rich legacy of aerospace production and the F-35’s role in c... Read more

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