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  • 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

  • NASA boss visits test center
    Posted in In the News on August 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Science

    AVPress August 30, 2018 By Allison Gatlin MOJAVE - NASA is moving forward on a number of fronts in both aeronautics and space to expand knowledge and advance technology, paving the way for commercial firms to move that technology into use. "This is what NASA does; we push the very edge of the envelope," NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Tuesday during a visit to NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base and the Mojave Air and Space Port. NASA has been assessing risks ... Read more

  • Knight, Bridenstine Attend Roundtable at Mojave Air & Space Port
    Posted in Press Releases on August 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Science

    On August, 28, 2018, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) attended a roundtable hosted by Mojave Air & Space Port to discuss the future of American aeronautics and space development. Attendees included Virgin Galactic, Virgin Orbit, Stratolaunch, Scaled Composites, Masten Space Systems, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, and Boeing. "When America leads in science and tech development, all of mankind becomes closer and we share in a greater understanding of our worl... 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

  • Congressman drops knowledge at school
    Posted in In the News on August 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Science

    Antelope Valley Press: August 21, 2018 By: Julie Drake LANCASTER - Congressman Steve Knight stopped by Fulton & Alsbury Academy of Arts and Engineering Monday afternoon to talk politics with student Valerie Padilla. The congressman and the seventh grader met in Principal Andrew Glatfelter's office. They had pepperoni pizza and sodas in the conference room. (Knight had a Diet Coke; Valerie had a Sprite.) Valerie explained she wanted to get into politics to help people, students in particular. She... Read more

  • Secretary Perdue, Rep. Knight Discuss Fire Resiliency and Preparedness
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Science

    On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) hosted a roundtable discussion featuring special guest U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. The event was focused on fire resiliency, preparedness, and recovery and intended to share ideas and best practices to protect California communities from the ever-present risk of fires. The event was hosted in the University Center at College of the Canyons. "Our district is no stranger to the threats of wildfires and other fires," ... Read more

  • Knight Introduces STEM and Trade in Schools Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Science

    On Thursday, July 19, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) introduced H.R. 6440, the STEM and Trade in Schools Act. This legislation would allow states to provide sub-awards to large school districts to implement the STEM Master Teacher Corps, a program authorized in 2015 to recruit, train, and mentor teachers in high-level STEM curricula. This additional flexibility would be combined with private sector advisory councils to ensure grant recipients align their education with local economy de... Read more

  • Knight urges advancement of STEP Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Science

    On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) sent a letter to Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Chairwoman of the House Education and Workforce Committee, to advocate the advancement of H.R. 5307, the School Training, Equipment, and Protection (STEP) Act. Introduced by Rep. Knight in March of 2018, the STEP Act is a bipartisan bill that allocates funding to improve school safety through a variety of different measures. In the letter, Rep. Knight states: "Important school safet... Read more

  • NASA Caucus holds inaugural roundtable
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Education and Science

    On May 17, 2018, the NASA Caucus held a roundtable discussion regarding the importance and potential of the renewal of NASA's Experimental Aircraft program, more commonly known as the X-Plane program. This event marks the first event for the NASA Caucus, which was founded by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) and Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) in the 115th Congress to expand the coalition of support for the agency's multiple missions that reinforce U.S. national and economic security. The ro... Read more