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  • 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

  • Knight Introduces Bill to Support National Park Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business

    On Thursday, July 26, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation to support seasonal employees of the National Park Service (NPS). Under existing regulation, seasonal employees of the NPS are only permitted to work at one National Park at a time. H.R. 6599, which is co-lead by Representative Jimmy Panette (D-CA), would amend the law to permit seasonal employees to be employed by multiple NPS sites in a given year. "Among our most beloved blessings in America is th... 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's Small Business Bill Passes Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business

    On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, the House Small Business Committee voted by a wide bipartisan majority to favorable report H.R. 6330, The Small Business Runway Extension Act, which was introduced earlier this month by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). Under existing law, the Small Business Administration (SBA) requires that businesses report their average gross receipts over the previous three years in order to be categorized as a "small" business to receive certain SBA resources and assistance. ... Read more

  • Knight introduces Small Business Runway Extension Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business

    On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) introduced H.R. 6330, The Small Business Runway Extension Act. Under existing law, the Small Business Administration (SBA) requires that businesses report their average gross receipts over the previous three years in order to be categorized as a "small" business to receive certain SBA resources and assistance. This three year requirement has caused some fledgling "mid-tier" companies to be ejected from the small business category pr... Read more

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