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  • A healthy ride for AV veterans
    Posted in In the News on August 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    AVPress August 30, 2018 LANCASTER - The Antelope Valley Transit Authority implemented the addition of a new stop on the 786 Commuter Route, which now services the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center. To celebrate the new service, which provides greater access to health care for local veterans and active duty service members, Rep. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, joined a few representatives from various branches of the armed forces Wednesday morning on a trip aboard the bus down to ... Read more

  • A place that AV Veterans can call "Home"
    Posted in In the News on August 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    Antelope Valley Press August 29, 2018 A place AV Veterans can call "Home" By Dennis Anderson A significant emotional component of the "American Dream" is a place to call home. It has been that way for generations, since so much of America ultimately achieved a dream of having a home of their own. The non-profit military support group, Vets4Veterans, finally has a home to call their own, and they want to share it, with a couple of veterans in need, or a veteran family in need - whichever meet the... Read more

  • Vietnam-era medals presented
    Posted in In the News on August 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    Aerotech News August 7, 2018 On Aug. 7, Rep. Steve Knight, R-Calif., was at Crazy Otto’s on Ave. I in Lancaster, Calif., and presented medals to Nathan Blanco, a Vietnam War veteran who had not received his medals when discharged from the U.S. Army. Knight presented Blanco with an Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with Silver Star, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Marksman and Parachute Badge. 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 introduces bill to prevent opioid addiction among veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs, Healthcare

    Last Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) introduced H.R. 6165, the Combating Opioid Misuse Before Addiction for our Troops (COMBAT) Act, with Representative Tom O'Halleran (D-AZ) and Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA). This bipartisan bill prevents the overprescription of opioids to active duty servicemembers, their families, and retirees who use TRICARE by requiring the implementation of a seven day first-fill limit for opioid prescriptions. The COMBAT Act is sponsored ... Read more

  • Encouraging Veteran Employment Act passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs, Economy and Small Business

    On Thursday, May 24, 2018, the House of Representatives voted 351 - 66 to approve the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019. This annual bill, which sets the defense and national security policies of the United States, included the provisions of H.R. 5177, The Encouraging Veteran Employment Act of 2018, which was introduced in March by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). Under current law, the Department of Defense is authorized to give preferential selection to women-ow... Read more

  • Sexual Trauma Response and Treatment Act passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans Affairs

    On Thursday, May 24, 2018, the House of Representatives voted 351 - 66 to approve the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019. This annual bill, which sets the defense and national security policies of the United States, included the provisions of H.R. 5707, the Sexual Trauma Response and Treatment Act, which was introduced in May by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). H.R. 5707, also known as the START Act, would establish a pilot program within the Department of Defense ... Read more

  • Convenient Care Initiative rollout ceremony
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs, Healthcare

    Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) released the following statement to greet guests and attendees of today's Convenient Care Initiative rollout ceremony: "I would like to welcome and thank everyone for coming out to this wonderful event. One of most fundamental duties we have as a nation is to take care of our men and women who have volunteered to defend our country. However, in recent years, the quality and accessibility of care has been far too inadequate. Here in the Antelope Valley, where it... Read more

  • Knight unveils Convenient Care Initiative for veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs, Healthcare

    On Thursday, May 31, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) hosted a ceremony in Palmdale to announce the formal launch of the Convenient Care Initiative. This new program, established by Rep. Knight in conjunction with the Department of Veterans Affairs, would allow veterans who receive healthcare through the Veterans Health Administration to receive treatment for minor illnesses and injuries from certain urgent care centers. A fact sheet on the new program can be found HERE. Thursday's event... Read more

  • Knight Initiates Veterans Healthcare Program
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs, Healthcare

    Representative Steve Knight (R-CA), working with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has initiated a new program to expand healthcare options for former service members who live in regions underserved by VA hospitals. This program allows veterans receiving their healthcare from the VA access to local walk-in urgent-care clinics for out-patient medical issues if they cannot be seen by a local VA clinic in a timely manner. Previously, veterans would wait until their local VA clinic could sche... Read more

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