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  • Women in Aerospace Education Act signed into law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business, Education and Science

    On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, President Trump signed into law H.R. 4254, the Women in Aerospace Education Act. This bill was introduced by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) in November of 2017 and passed the House of Representative in December of 2017. The Women in Aerospace Education Act is designed to engage girls at a young age to enter fields that have predominantly been male-dominated. Under existing law, Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship grants are used by universities to cover the cost o... Read more

  • Rep. Knight Honored with Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence
    Posted in Articles on November 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has awarded Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. The award is based on his votes in the 115th Congress on issues that are critical to manufacturing in the United States. “In California and across America, manufacturers are creating jobs, investing in communities and raising wages. That’s a direct result of Congressman Knight's support for policies that have strengthened manufacturing and created... Read more

  • 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

  • SBIA Presents Congressman Steve knight (R-CA) with Champion of Small Business Investing Award
    Posted in Articles on October 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business

    Today, the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA), the leading association of lower middle market private equity funds and investors, recognized Congressman Steve Knight (R-CA) for his support of small business investment and presented him with SBIA’s Champion of Small Business Investing Award. Rep. Knight is among a group of select Members of Congress whom SBIA is honoring in recognition of their support for small business access to capital. “Congressman Knight has been an incredible advocate ... Read more

  • Friendly Airports for Mothers Act Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business, Healthcare

    On October 5, 2018, President Trump signed into law H.R. 302, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018. Included in the bill are provisions from H.R. 2375, the Friendly Airports for Mothers (FAM) Act, introduced by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) in May of 2017. The FAM Act passed the House of Representative as part of the FAA Reauthorization bill in April and companion legislation was introduced by Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). The FAM Act directs large and med... Read more

  • Knight's FLIGHT R&D Act Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business, Education and Science

    On October 5, 2018, President Trump signed into law H.R. 302, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018. Included in the bill are the provisions of H.R. 3198, FAA Leadership in Groundbreaking High-Tech Research and Development (FLIGHT R&D) Act, introduced by Representative Steve Knight in July of 2017. The FLIGHT R&D Act is expansive legislation that will establish several research and development programs to improve the safety, security, and efficiency of American co... Read more

  • Knight Hosts U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao in Santa Clarita
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business

    On Monday, October 1, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) hosted the Honorable Elaine L. Chao, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation in an event to recognize the $47 million INFRA grant to improve and relieve traffic congestion along the I-5/I-14 interchange. Located at the Taylor Trailhead at Rivendale Park and Open Space, the event was highlighted with remarks from Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Representative Knight, and Secr... Read more

  • Newsprint Tariffs Overturned After Advocacy from Knight, Panetta
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business

    On August 29, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) unanimously voted to halt the imposition of tariffs on Canadian newsprint. This decision comes after a bipartisan effort led by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) and Representative Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) to urge the ITC to stop the tariffs. In a letter sent to ITC Chairman David Johanson, the Representative asserted that the tariffs would impose excessive costs and cause irreversible damage to small and medium sized newspapers and ... 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

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