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  • Knight Aerospace Research Measures Pass House
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    Legislation by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) to ensure the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expands its research and development programs that underpin the safe, efficient, and growing use of our National Airspace System passed the House floor with unanimous support on Monday. Earlier this year Rep. Knight introduced H.R. 4489, the FAA Leadership In Groundbreaking High-Tech Research and Development Act (FLIGHT R&D Act.) This bill, which would authorize funding for the FAA to study and... Read more

  • Knight Bill To Spur Energy Innovation Advances
    Posted in Press Releases on July 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    A bill by Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) that would authorize a research initiative focused on new ways to create storable solar energy at the Department of Energy (DOE) passed a key committee on Thursday. H.R. 5638, the Solar Fuels Innovation Act, was introduced by Rep Knight earlier this week. The measure would institute a research program at the DOE Office of Science to develop the advanced chemistry needed in order to convert sunlight into storable fuels. Knight says that the process of creating ... Read more

  • Knight's St. Francis Dam Memorial Bill Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    A bill by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) that would create a St. Francis Dam National Memorial and Monument in Los Angeles County passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday with overwhelming, bipartisan support. H.R. 5244, the Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act, would create a national memorial at the site of the 1928 St. Francis Dam Disaster in the San Francisquito Canyon, which claimed the lives of 431 people. The memorial would be funded by private donations and would e... Read more

  • Knight's Gas Leak Prevention Measure Becomes Law
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    A bill by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) that aimed at preventing future leaks at natural gas storage facilities was signed into law today. In February Rep. Knight introduced H.R. 4429, the Natural Gas Leak Prevention Act, which would require the Secretary of Transportation to issue adequate safety standards for underground natural gas storage facilities. This legislation will prevent gas leaks similar to the one that occurred near Porter Ranch last October, which forced many residents from... Read more

  • Knight's St. Francis Dam Memorial Measure Advances To House Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    (WASHINGTON, DC) – A bill by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) that would create a national memorial for the 431 victims of the 1928 St. Francis Dam Disaster in the San Francisquito Canyon is one step closer to becoming law. H.R. 5244, the Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act, would create a St. Francis Dam National Memorial and Monument in the Santa Clarita Valley. The bill, which has widespread local and national support, was considered in a House Natural Resources Committee mark... Read more

  • Knight Presents Ambitious Vision to Revitalize Aeronautics
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    (WASHINGTON, D.C.)— Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) introduced a bill on Tuesday that presents a bold vision to revitalize America’s commitment to the study, design, and manufacturing of advanced aircraft. H.R. 5466, the Aeronautics Innovation Act, lays out a comprehensive roadmap for American aerospace with the goal of developing aeronautics programs that can face the challenges of the 21st century. There are currently a handful of government projects and initiatives that support aeronautic... Read more

  • Knight's Natural Gas Storage Safety Measure Passes House Unanimously
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    (WASHINGTON, D.C.)—A measure by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) that would increase safety at underground natural gas storage facilities and help prevent future gas leaks passed the House floor on Wednesday. In February Rep. Knight introduced H.R. 4429, the Natural Gas Leak Prevention Act, which would require the Secretary of Transportation to issue adequate safety standards for underground natural gas storage facilities. This legislation aims to prevent gas leaks similar to the one that occ... Read more

  • Knight Introduces Energy Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2016 | Preview rr

    (WASHINGTON, DC) – Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) introduced a bill Thursday that would expand opportunities for companies to contract with the federal government for energy production and improve the process for evaluating new energy projects. H.R. 5349, the Energy Contracting Opportunities Act, would change an outdated rule for federal agencies that limits their ability to enter into long-term contracts with energy companies, bringing them in line with contracting options currently only available t... Read more

  • Representative Knight's Statement on VA Secretary's Wait Time Remarks
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    On May 24 Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) made the following statement responding to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald's testimony regarding wait times at VA facilities: "Yesterday the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert McDonald, compared the excessive wait times that our veterans have to endure to receive care at the VA to long lines at Disneyland. This comment exemplifies the problem with the mindset of senior leadership at the VA. Our veterans deserve the qua... Read more

  • Knight's St. Francis Dam Memorial Bill Heard in Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    (WASHINGTON, DC) – Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) testified in a committee hearing on Tuesday in support of his legislation that would create a St. Francis Dam National Memorial and Monument in Los Angeles County. H.R. 5244, the Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act, would create a national memorial at the site of the 1928 St. Francis Dam Disaster in the San Francisquito Canyon, which claimed the lives of 431 people. The memorial would be funded by private donations and would est... Read more

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