U.S. Congressman Steve Knight | E-Newsletter
Press Release | April 9, 2015 Click here if you have trouble viewing this email
U.S. Congressman Steve Knight
For Immediate Release Contact: Daniel Outlaw
Thursday April 9, 2015 (202) 225-1956
KNIGHT MEETS WITH EASTERN EUROPEAN ALLIES 
CONGRESSMAN RETURNS FROM WEEK-LONG FACT FINDING MISSION WITH MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE ARMED SERVICE COMMITTEE 
(WASHINGTON, DC) –Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) returned to California late last week after traveling to several countries in Eastern Europe on Congressional business.  

The Congressman departed Washington, DC on Thursday, March 26 on a week-long tour with four members of the House Armed Services Committee including the Chairman, Rep. Mac Thornberry. The delegation traveled to Latvia, Romania, Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine—many of which are members of the North Atlantic Trade Organization (NATO) and are currently affected by ongoing Russian military aggression. The purpose of the trip was to meet with leaders in the region to discuss United States’ role and to show support for the allies there. 

“The experience was extremely enlightening. It is important that the United States preserves strong relationships with its allies and maintains an active presence in Eastern Europe, especially given the current crisis in Ukraine,” said Congressman Knight. 

The delegation visited several significant sites, including the Warsaw Uprising Museum in Poland and the Holodomor Monument which is a memorial for the Soviet genocide that occurred in Ukraine in 1932. Additionally, Congressman Knight met with Californian service members at the Mihail Kogălniceanu Airbase in Romania, to discuss the current situation in Eastern Europe from a “boots on the ground” perspective.

“As an Army veteran who was stationed in Eastern Europe during the Cold War, it was an honor to take part in this mission,” said Knight. “I look forward to using the information we gathered to strengthen our strategy in the region moving forward.”

For photos, please follow the links below.

 Congressman Knight and House Armed Services Committee Members with Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta:
https://knight.house.gov/UploadedPhotos/HighResolution/887bbe02-4f7b-458f-bc33-620db818e179.jpg

Rep. Knight Meeting with Californian service members at the Mihail Kogalniceanu Airbase:
https://knight.house.gov/UploadedPhotos/HighResolution/6786ab33-e6c6-4cb0-8adf-f4b87f8899b9.jpg

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Representative Steve Knight, (R-Antelope Valley), represents California's 25th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives, which includes the communities throughout the Antelope, Santa Clarita and Simi Valleys.

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