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  • Knight and McCarthy Fight for Edwards, Plant 42, and NASA Armstrong's Work Force
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy and Small Business

    Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) are pleased that the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is acting on their request to address the backlog of security clearance applications for personnel working at Edwards Air Force Base, Air Force Plant 42, and the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (NASA Armstrong). Congressman Knight released the following statement: “When our local workforce is held up from starting their jobs because of e... Read more

  • Knight's Sexual Assault Prevention Program Receives Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    On Friday, September 28, 2018 President Trump signed into law the Fiscal Year 2019 Defense Appropriations Act, which provides federal funding and direction to the Department of Defense and associated branches of the military. Included in the bill is $2 million in appropriated funds to support a pilot Sexual Trauma Treatment Program, a provision from H.R. 5707, the Sexual Trauma Response and Treatment (START) Act, introduced by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) in May of this year. This funding ... Read more

  • Knight, Hill talk space force
    Posted in In the News on September 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    SCV Signal September 1, 2018 By Crystal Duan Rep. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, said he stands with the U.S. Air Force and its authority in knowing what is best for the aerospace industry, regardless of a perception that he’s breaking with the Republican Party on certain issues, like the creation of a space force. “I am a 100-percent supporter of the U.S. Air Force, and this has zero to do with the president — this has to do with my opinion on what could happen in the future,” Knight said on Friday,... Read more

  • Lockheed Martin honors SCV aircraft contractor
    Posted in In the News on August 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy and Small Business, Education and Science

    SCV Signal August 22, 2018 By Crystal Duan Lockheed Martin honored local aircraft contractor Crissair Inc. on Tuesday with the 2017 Elite Supplier Award for the company’s work on products for the F-35 fighter. Local business leaders, high school students and dignitaries attended as the Valencia firm, which has been in the SCV for four years, received the honor. After the presentation, attendees had an opportunity to “fly” the F-35 in a simulator. The “Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II” was devel... Read more

  • Knight Recognizes Crissair for Excellence in Manufacturing
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy and Small Business, Education and Science

    On August 21, 2018, Lockheed Martin hosted an event to recognize and honor Crissair, Inc. with the Elite Supplier Award for their excellence in support of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. The event also gave local media an opportunity to view and "fly" an F-35 Cockpit Demonstrator. Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) attended the event and gave remarks in recognition of Crissair's contributions to national security and the local economy. The event was held at Crissair's headquarters in Vale... Read more

  • NDAA Signed Into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    On Monday, August 13, 2018, the President signed into law H.R. 5515, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019. Representative Steve Knight (R-CA), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in response: "In today's political climate of extreme partisanship and gridlock, I am very grateful that every year, we can reach wide bipartisan support for the NDAA to support our men and women in uniform. This year's NDAA is an ... Read more

  • Knight hosts roundtables on human trafficking, opioid epidemic
    Posted in In the News on August 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    OurWeekly August 3, 2018 Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25), and House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) hosted recently two roundtable discussions on federal and local efforts to combat human trafficking and the ongoing opioid epidemic. Held in Santa Clarita and Simi Valley, each event was attended by local government officials, law enforcement agencies, and representatives from local non-profit organizations. “Human trafficking and the opioid epidemic don’t just affect one regi... Read more

  • Knight, McCaul Host Law Enforcement Roundtables
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy and Small Business

    On Monday, July 30, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) and House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) hosted two roundtable discussions on federal and local efforts to combat human trafficking and the ongoing opioid epidemic. Held in Santa Clarita and Simi Valley, each event was attended by local government officials, law enforcement agencies, and representatives from local non-profit organizations. “Human trafficking and the opioid epidemic don’t just affect one regi... Read more

  • Knight Introduces No NATO Withdrawal Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, Representatives Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) and Steve Knight (R-CA) introduced H.R. 6530, the No NATO Withdrawal Act. This legislation would reassert Congressional support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the longest-standing and most successful military alliance in the world. This bipartisan bill would prohibit funds from being used to withdraw from NATO. Additionally, it states that it is the policy of the United States to remain a member in good standin... Read more

  • Knight Participates in NDAA Conference
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    On Wednesday, July 12, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) participated in the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Committee "Pass the Gavel" discussion. This meeting presented an opportunity for a select group of Congressmen and Senators to discuss reconciliation between the House and Senate passed versions of the NDAA. Rep. Knight's prepared remarks can be read here. "It's an honor to again be selected as a conferee for this year's NDAA," said Rep. Knight... Read more

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