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  • Knight Energy Bill Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    On Friday, September 21, 2018, President Trump signed a "Minibus" Appropriations bill into law that provides federal funding for Military Construction/Veterans' Affairs, Energy & Water, and Legislative Branch programs. Included in the Minibus are the provisions of H.R. 5610, the Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act, introduced in April by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). The BEST Act would establish innovation goals to develop commercially-viable large-scale energy storage technology. ... Read more

  • We must protect our public lands
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on September 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    Like many veterans, I honor America’s public lands as a cornerstone of our country’s heritage. The Great Outdoors is our space for recreation and recovery, and serves as the backdrop for key American traditions like hiking, hunting, fishing and camping. Our national parks, forests, monuments and wildlife areas provide countless gifts to our families and communities, and I believe that protecting them is our patriotic duty. That’s why it’s critical that we act now in Congress to reauthorize the L... Read more

  • Palmdale Water District Host Centennial Celebration
    Posted in In the News on August 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    California Water News Daily August 5, 2018 Historical displays, a new book detailing their 100-year history, free tacos and ice cream, a petting zoo, a car show, temporary tattoos and face painting for children, and a host of other activities were all part of Palmdale Water District’s (PWD) recent centennial celebration. The water district was fortunate to be able to host their century-old birthday festivities on Sunday, July 22 – the actual day it turned 100 years old. “The turnout was spectacu... Read more

  • Knight's science innovation bills pass the House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, the House of Representatives voted to approve the Department of Energy Science and Innovation Act for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. This bill, which provides policy direction and authorizes funding for ongoing science research programs, includes the provisions of H.R. 4376 and H.R. 5638, bills introduced by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). H.R. 4376, the Department of Energy Research Infrastructure Act, authorizes infrastructure improvements and upgrades at specifie... Read more

  • Knight introduces Solar Vets Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment, Veterans Affairs, Economy and Small Business

    Last Friday, June 22, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to introduce H.R. 6166, Solar Vocational Education and Training for our Servicemembers (VETS) Act. The Solar VETS Act would direct the U.S. Department of Energy to implement a workforce training program to help prepare our nation's transitioning military personnel for careers in the solar energy industry. Representative Jacky Rosen (D-NV) introduced the bipartisan legislation with Reps. Steve Kn... Read more

  • Knight's Energy Storage Bill Passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    On Friday, June 8, 2018, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2019. Included in this bill are the provisions of H.R. 5610, the Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act, introduced in April by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). The concept of BEST Act is modeled after similar "moonshot" initiatives that have successfully fostered rapid advancements in in... Read more

  • Knight, Schiff request Natural Resources Committee schedule hearing for bipartisan legislation to preserve the Rim of the Valley
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    Today, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) and Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) sent a letter to House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop and Ranking Member Raul Grijalva urging the Committee to schedule a hearing on the Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act (H.R. 4086). This bipartisan legislation would add more than 191,000 acres of the Rim of the Valley Corridor to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA). The Rim of the Valley stretches from the Simi Hi... Read more

  • Audubon Society Endorses Two Knight Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment, Economy and Small Business

    The National Audubon Society, one of the oldest and largest conservation organizations in the country, has endorsed two bills lead by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). Each bill is supported by both Republican and Democratic lawmakers. H.R. 5610, the Better Energy Storage Technology "BEST" Act, was introduced by Rep. Knight and would establish "moonshot" goals to promote the development of commercially viable, large-capacity energy storage technology. If achieved, this technology holds the pot... Read more

  • Knight Introduces Energy Storage Development Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) introduced H.R. 5610, the Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act. This bipartisan bill would establish innovation goals to develop commercially-viable large-scale energy storage technology. The concept of the BEST Act is modeled after similar "moonshot" initiatives that have successfully fostered rapid advancements in innovation and technology. Two of the most notable examples are the Department of Energy "SunShot" initiative ... 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

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