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  • Congress Passes Bipartisan Budget Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    In the early morning of Friday, February 9, 2018, both chambers of Congress passed a Bipartisan Budget Agreement to amend budget caps for defense and non-defense discretionary spending for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019. This will bring to an end the months-long period of Continuing Resolutions that have created uncertainty in funding levels and damaged military readiness. Representative Steve Knight (R-CA), who sits on the Armed Services Committee, voted in support of the agreement. "I share in man... Read more

  • Knight statement on FISA abuse memo
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    (Washington, DC) - Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) released the following statement after the White House's decision to declassify a memorandum alleging possible abuse of FISA authority within the FBI: “The information contained within the now de-classified memo released today is very concerning. As a career law enforcement officer, there is nothing I cherish more than the rule of law. Criminal and civil investigations must be conducted in the sole pursuit of justice and without political con... Read more

  • Knight expedites life-saving fighter technology
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    In a press release published on January 30, 2018, the Joint Program Office (JPO) for the F-35 "Lightning II" Joint-Strike Fighter announced that the program will be implementing life-saving technology into the aircraft platform by 2019, five years ahead of schedule. This announcement comes after active advocacy for the change by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). The Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto-GCAS) uses GPS tracking, avionics integration, and terrain information to save ... Read more

  • Knight responds to State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Immigration, Veterans Affairs, Economy and Small Business

    Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) released the following statement after the State of the Union Address delivered by President Donald Trump on January 30, 2018: "For too long, Washington has been locked in bitter partisanship that has hindered the government's ability to deliver solutions to the challenges facing hardworking American families. I appreciated the call tonight to put aside our differences to work towards the common goal of creating a more prosperous, secure, and free America." "On... Read more

  • Knight Cosponsors Change Order Transparency for Federal Contractors Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business

    On January 10, 2018 Representative Don Bacon (R-NE) introduced H.R. 4754, the Change Order Transparency for Federal Contractors Act. Original cosponsors include Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA), Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL), and Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL). Time is money for all businesses, but even more so for small businesses. Requests for equitable adjustments to a contract, more commonly known as change orders, are abundant on federal construction projects. Contractors and subcontractors currently lack vi... Read more

  • Bipartisan Heroin Task Force unveils 2018 Legislative Agenda
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    On January 10, 2018, the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force of the House of Representatives unveiled an ambitious legislative agenda during a joint press conference in the United States Capitol. Led by Co-Chairs Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-CT) and Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH), the Task Force intends to prioritize passing legislation to address the rising heroin and opioid epidemic from multiple angles. Representative Steve Knight (R-CA), along with other members of the Task Force, attended the event to hig... Read more

  • Knight Cosponsors Net Protection Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business

    One week after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to reverse the 2015 rule to reclassify broadband internet as a Title II Common Carrier service, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) joined as an original cosponsor of H.R. 4682, the Open Internet Preservation Act. Led by Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), H.R. 4682 would amend Title I of the Communications Act to prohibit broadband internet providers from blocking or impairing any lawful internet content, application, or servic... Read more

  • Knight applauds fire loss deduction provisions in disaster relief package
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    On December 21, 2017 the House of Representatives approved of H.R. 4667, the Emergency Disaster Aid Package. Included in this bill are the provisions of H.R. 4397, the California Wildfire Disaster Tax Relief Act, introduced by Representative Mimi Walters (R-CA) and cosponsored by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). These provisions would protect the ability of disaster victims to deduct the value of fire and earthquake losses from their federally taxable income. "I'm relieved my colleagues and I... Read more

  • Women in Aerospace Education Act Passes in the House
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Science

    On December 19, 2017 the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4254, the Women in Aerospace Education Act by a vote of 409 - 17. Introduced by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA), this bill would encourage universities applying for Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship grants to incorporate aerospace engineering experiences at the National Laboratories and NASA Centers into their teacher training curriculum. This bill would also direct NASA to strengthen the promotion of NASA internship and fellowship ... Read more

  • Knight working to protect Net Neutrality
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business

    On December 13, 2017 Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) called Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to express his concern about the Commission's plan to reverse the 2015 classification of broadband internet as a Title II Common Carrier service under the Communications Act. Commonly known as "Net Neutrality," this standard barred internet service providers from giving preferential or biased internet speeds to specific websites or online services. On December 14, the FCC vote... Read more

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