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  • Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, President Trump signed into law H.R. 6, the SUPPORT Patients and Communities Act, a comprehensive bill to overhaul and strengthen policies to help combat the opioid epidemic and improve treatment options for patients suffering from addiction and abuse. Included in the legislation are provisions from H.R. 6902, the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act, introduced by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) in September and which originated in the Recovery Home Certifica... Read more

  • Knight, Walden Discuss Opioid Epidemic in Simi Valley
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    On Friday, October 19, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) hosted a special event at Clinicas del Camino Real in Simi Valley with Representative Greg Walden (R-CA), Chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee. The two Congressman highlighted several key initiatives being undertaken in Congress to address the ongoing opioid epidemic, as well as local and private sector practices to assist in the effort. The event comprised of a tour of the facility, discussions with care providers, and... 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 Introduces Bill to Protect Pre-Existing Condition Coverage
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) Introduced H.R. 6898, the Maintaining Protections for Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions Act of 2018. Currently, twenty states are filing a lawsuit in federal court arguing that the entirety of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional. If these suits succeed, there is a risk that patients with pre-existing conditions would be stripped of certain protections afforded by the ACA. The Maintaining... 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

  • Knight supports fight against opioid epidemic
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Throughout the week of June 11, 2018, the House of Representatives voted to pass a package of legislation to help combat the rising nation-wide opioid epidemic. Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) voted in support of all the measures. H.R. 2851, the Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act, was cosponsored by Rep. Knight and would give the Attorney General the power to quickly and temporarily schedule a new dangerous drug when it is virtually identical to a currently schedu... 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's opioid prevention bill passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on May 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    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. 5546, a bill introduced in April by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). H.R. 5546 would authorize an additional $20 million of the National Guard's counterdrug programs to be used in support of inter-agency efforts to combat... Read more

  • Knight supports DIPG Awareness Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) expressed his continued support for the designation of May 17 as National DIPG Awareness Day. On January 30, 2017, Rep. Knight introduced H.Res. 69 to recognize this important campaign and bring attention to an often-overlooked severe childhood disease. Currently, Rep. Knight's resolutions has broad bipartisan support with 37 cosponsorships from Republican and Democratic lawmakers. "DIPG effects the lives of thousands each year and currently does not have a via... Read more

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