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Knight Legislation Signed Into Law

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  In the past several weeks, Congressman Steve Knight has seen three of his bills signed into law. The Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act, Flight R&D Act, and Friendly Airports for Mothers Act have been signed into law since late October, marking a string of legislative accomplishments for Knight. The first of these bills to pass through Congress and get signed by the President was the BEST Act. The bill invests in programs to develop and implement large-scale renewable energy storage technologies, which would enable energy companies and consumers to use more of the energy produced by solar panels and wind turbines. Moreover, the BEST Act is particularly important for the residents in Knight’s district. The Antelope Valley has taken long strides to develop …

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Re-elect Steve Knight for Congress

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By THE EDITORIAL BOARD | [email protected] | In one of the most closely watched House races in the nation, voters are faced with distinctive candidates offering competing visions for America.  While we admire Katie Hill’s convictions, Steve Knight is the right choice for the district. First elected to the House of Representatives in 2014 after serving in the state Legislature and on the Palmdale City Council, Knight has been comfortably elected and re-elected in the district. That’s no small feat considering the growing shifts in the district, which went for Mitt Romney in 2012, but went for Hillary Clinton by an even larger margin in 2016. To his credit, Knight has been a fairly consistent member of Congress. While on the one hand he has stood with his party …

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Knight Hosts Local Roundtables

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  This Monday, Reps. Steve Knight and Michael McCaul (TX-10), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, met with law enforcement and community leaders in Santa Clarita and Simi Valley to discuss how Congress can continue to address issues like the opioid epidemic and human trafficking. Two months ago, Knight helped pass the most sweeping package of legislation the House has considered to stop this country’s opioid crisis. As a member of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force and the representative of a district deeply affected by the opioid epidemic, Knight has worked hard to give law enforcement and medical professions the tools to solve this problem. “We have to keep working to stop the opioid crisis ‒ whether by stopping overprescription or giving law enforcement …

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Rep. Steve Knight | Don’t Stop Talking About School Safety

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When my children were very young, I chose to spend my days off volunteering in their classrooms. I did this to spend time with my children and be an active participant in their education, but the experience left me changed for other reasons. I began volunteering in their elementary school shortly after the tragedy at Columbine, and as a young Los Angeles Police Department officer I received training to combat active shooter threats. The experience shook me to my core. I had always known that danger existed on our city streets, but I hoped that our children were safe in their schools. Unfortunately, the 19 years since Columbine have done little to ease my fears. According to FBI statistics, at least 41 school shootings have …

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Congressman Steve Knight Receives The Most Votes in Primary Election

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In the Primary Election for CA-25, Congressman Steve Knight received the most votes. He far outpaced his challengers and easily made it into November’s General Election. He released the following statement after Tuesday’s election.  I am thankful for the support I have received from voters as their elected representative in Congress.  I pledge to continue to advocate for our local veterans, small businesses and aerospace priorities in Washington.  In our local community, I will work for solutions to problems such as I-5 congestion, CEMEX mining, opioid abuse and safety in our schools.  I am grateful for the trust placed in these efforts and will continue to work every day for Southern California. Congressman Knight has dedicated his career to putting his constituents above political agendas by …

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Knight’s small business bill passes the House

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With the approval of the National Defense Authorization Act on May 24, the House of Representatives also passed into law legislation for small businesses to receive payments on time.  Congressman Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, authored legislation in March for the Department of Defense to establish a goal of paying all small business contractors within 15 days of receiving a proper invoice. “Small business operate on razor-thin margins and are dependent on a consistent cash flow in order to maintain their operations,” Knight said. “When the government is late in their payments, these businesses often are forced to furlough employees and scale down activity. This ultimately hurts their long-term viability and put them at risk of closure.” The Accelerated Payments for Small Businesses Act also establishes a …

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Rep. Steve Knight joins Congressional Armenian Caucus

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Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) has joined the Congressional Armenian Caucus. With close associations with the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) and the Armenian Assembly of America, the Armenian Caucus is comprised of a bipartisan group of lawmakers and coordinates advocacy for stronger American-Armenian relationships, religious liberty, and the acknowledgement of the Armenian Genocide. “I’m proud to join my colleagues on the Congressional Armenian Caucus,” said Rep. Knight “America and Armenia share much in common, especially our mutual commitment to freedom of religion and individual liberties. It’s also important to never forget atrocities like the Armenian Genocide so that we may always remain vigilant in ensuring they never happen again. Southern California has a large contingent of Armenian Americans, and I look forward to working with my …

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Knight’s SECRET Act Signed Into Law, Reforming National Security Clearance Process

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Congressman Steve Knight’s SECRET Act — a bill that reforms the way in which individuals and businesses can acquire security clearances when while working on government contracts — was signed into law Tuesday. HR 3210, also known as the Securely Expediting Through Reporting Transparency act or, more commonly, the SECRET act, was signed into law by President Donald Trump May 22. The bill was designed to increase accountability in the security clearance process. Aspects of the bill include the drafting of a report on the backlog and “excessive” wait times for security clearances currently being processed by the National Background Investigations Bureau, calling on the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to submit recommendations on how to improve the evaluation process and demanding that …

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Knight Looks Forward To House Vote After Senate Moves To Save Net Neutrality

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A confrontation over net neutrality – the rules governing whether internet service providers can throttle or charge more for access to certain websites – is looming in the House of Representatives, and Congressman Steve Knight, R-Santa Clarita, will likely be one of the most closely watched votes because of “concerns” he raised with the FCC over the issue. The U.S. Senate voted to save net neutrality in a narrow vote last week, just under a month ahead of the “death of net neutrality” on June 11, when the FCC, under Chairman Ajit Pai, plans to roll back regulations meant to keep ISPs from enacting paid prioritization. After the bipartisan vote, in which a handful of Republican Senators joined Democrats in restoring 2015 rules, analysts said …

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Congressman Steve Knight Introduces Bill To Combat Drug Trafficking

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Congressman Steve Knight, R-Santa Clarita, introduced H.R. 5546 on Wednesday in an effort to authorize the use of specified Department of Defense funds for combating drug trafficking and abuse. Knight’s bill would authorize $20 million of the National Guard’s counterdrug program funding to support interagency efforts to combat drug trafficking and abuse. “The opioid crisis is growing and we need all hands on deck in order to tackle this problem,” said Knight. “This bill directs funding to ensure the DOD, Homeland Security, and other government agencies work in conjunction with one another to share information and resources to stop the illegal drug trade.” Over 42,000 deaths in the United States in 2016 were linked to the use of drugs, according to the Office of National …