Congressman Steve Knight

July Jobs Report

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics released data last Friday which shows the United States economy is continuing to outperform expectations. One-hundred fifty-seven thousand jobs were added and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9% after a small spike in June. Importantly, many of the jobs added have been in the manufacturing sector. Over the past twelve months, manufacturing has added three-hundred twenty-seven thousand new jobs, a sign that the sector is recovering from the massive losses incurred during the Great Recession. The 3.9% unemployment rate is slightly higher than it was in May (3.8%), but in both May and July it was lower than it had been at any point since before the tech bubble burst in 2000. Even the most poorly educated have seen positive …

Congressman Steve Knight

No NATO Withdrawal Act

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On Wednesday, July 27, 2018, Congressman Steve Knight, along with Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), co-introduced H.R. 6530. This bill, the No NATO Withdrawal Act, reaffirms Congressional support for the North American Treaty Organization, and works toward strengthening the alliance. The bill stops any federal funds from being used to withdraw from NATO, and commits the United States as a member in good standing with its allies. Furthermore, the bill directs NATO to work toward the 2014 goal of securing two percent of each member nation’s gross domestic product for mutual defense. “I am proud to defend NATO and the shared values of its members,” Knight said. “Russia has undermined sovereignty and threatened our democratic allies in Western Europe. I support our NATO partners as they …

Congressman Steve Knight

25 for the 25th: Congressman Knight’s top 25 first-term accomplishments

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Constituent Services 1. Opened full-time offices in each valley (Simi, Santa Clarita, Antelope) to provide greater access to staff and services in each community 2. Assisted over 1,000 constituents with issues dealing with the federal government 3. Nominated over 30 high school seniors for military academies, with 18 receiving appointments 4. E-newsletter, Knight Vision, keeps constituents informed every 10 days 5. Fulfilled hundreds of requests for Capitol tours, US flags, and certificates Small Businesses 6. HR 1390: Small Business Joint Venturing Act to allow small businesses to better compete for federal contracts: SIGNED INTO LAW 7. HR 4322: Mentor-Protégé Cooperation Reform Act to share best-practices with small businesses: PASSED THE HOUSE 8. Regularly hold industry roundtables and business tours to hear and act on concerns …

Wilk bill to require Aliso Canyon long-term health study passes Assembly

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SACRAMENTO –Today, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, presented Assembly Bill 1903, which would require the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to conduct an independent scientific study on the long-term health effects of chemical exposure that occurred during the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak. Assembly Bill 1903 unanimously passed the Assembly floor. “Thousands of my constituents were relocated as people were falling ill and many residents contacted my office expressing discomfort from the foul order from the gas leak,” said Wilk. “This study is essential for the individuals affected by the leak; it is critical the impacted areas receive a comprehensive, independent study to fully understand the long-term health impacts.” On October 23, 2015 a leak was discovered at the Aliso Canyon gas facility …

GOP Candidates

GOP DEBATE WATCHING PARTY!

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GOP Debate Watching Party! The 38th Assembly District & NextGen are pleased to announce that this Thursday, August 6th beginning at 5:30 we will be hosting the first of many GOP Debate Watching Parties! The headquarters is at 26037 Huntington Lane in Valencia, bring a friend and join your fellow Republicans as we begin the process of selecting our nominee! Light refreshments and snacks will be available! Republican Headquarters Is Now Open! We wanted to share with you the exciting news that the California Republican Party State Field Office in Santa Clarita is now open for business! If you would like to help us contact voters on our phones, register new voters at community events, or help out in any way possible please let us …

HIGH SPEED RAIL Time to pull the plug

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Ok, I admit it….there was a time when I thought the High-Speed Rail project was a good idea. In fact, I had even testified before the Rail Authority in support of a route that took the train through the Antelope and Santa Clarita Valley. But I did I mention that occurred in the late 1990s, and I was the Deputy Chief of Staff for Senator Pete Knight? Fast forward nearly 20 years and the High-Speed Rail is still decades from completion, and the Board continues making decisions which give Californians no confidence in their ability to complete the project without billions of dollars in budget overruns and operation failures. In fact, the HSR has been an abject failure by any measure and yet the CEO …

Smyth lauds Santa Clarita for commitment to clean energy

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SACRAMENTO — Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita), Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Local Government, sent a letter to the Santa Clarita City Council and issued the following congratulatory statement today after the city of Santa Clarita was designated a 2010 Smarter City by the Natural Resources Defense Council: “Today I’m proud to congratulate the city of Santa Clarita for being designated one of the NRDC’s 2010 Smarter Cities. “This award is a testament to the city’s hard work and forward-thinking approach to energy conservation. It fills me with pride that I was Mayor Pro-Tem in 2004 when the city entered into the Community Energy Partnership, giving me the opportunity to play a role in shaping the vision for the future of Santa Clarita. “As …

Smyth lauds Santa Clarita for commitment to clean energy

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SACRAMENTO — Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita), Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Local Government, sent a letter to the Santa Clarita City Council and issued the following congratulatory statement today after the city of Santa Clarita was designated a 2010 Smarter City by the Natural Resources Defense Council: “Today I’m proud to congratulate the city of Santa Clarita for being designated one of the NRDC’s 2010 Smarter Cities. “This award is a testament to the city’s hard work and forward-thinking approach to energy conservation. It fills me with pride that I was Mayor Pro-Tem in 2004 when the city entered into the Community Energy Partnership, giving me the opportunity to play a role in shaping the vision for the future of Santa Clarita. “As …

Smyth scores top honor from state small business group

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SACRAMENTO – The California Small Business Association has recognized Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) for his commitment to job creation and his support of small business issues in California. The organization awarded Assemblyman Smyth with the highest distinction, Summa Cum Laude, on its 2009 Legislator Honor Roll. “It’s always an honor to receive recognition from a group like the California Small Business Association,” Smyth said. “CSBA and its members make up the backbone of California’s economy, and so much of what happens in Sacramento has a tremendous impact on them. I’m happy that they consider me an ally, and I will continue fighting to provide small businesses with the tools they need to succeed.” CSBA was founded in 1980 by California delegates to the White …

It didn’t have to work out this way

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Next month, California will recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Unfortunately, we will also recognize the disastrous impacts that recent budget cuts have had on domestic violence centers here in the Santa Clarita Valley, and throughout California. To date, several shelters have already closed their doors due to lack of funding after the Department of Public Health’s Domestic Violence Program budget was completely eliminated by the governor in July. At a time when domestic violence cases are on the rise, many more of these centers are now forced to reduce services or shut down altogether after emergency legislation to restore funding failed to receive the necessary votes in the state Senate. Sadly, it didn’t have to work out this way. Last month, I joined …