Congressman Steve Knight

NDAA Signed Into Law

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On Monday, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 was signed into law, giving American troops their biggest raise in nearly a decade. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Steve Knight helped craft the legislation and secure funds for local aerospace projects. The bill works to rebuild the United States armed forces — including appropriations for thirteen new ships, seventy-seven F-35 jets, and several other improvements to military technology and preparedness. More importantly, it gives the men and women who serve in the military a 2.9% raise, the largest in nine years. Steve Knight has long been an advocate for a strong military, and serving on the Armed Services Committee has given him the chance to work on issues related …

KHTS: Sharlene Duzick Makes Statement Regarding Saugus Union School District

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The following is the candidate statement for Sharlene Duzick, who is a candidate for the School Board for the Saugus Union School District. As a parent of two children 4 years old and 6 years old, my attention is drawn to mentoring the future of my children, and those whom I can impact with my efforts in our community.  Being the daughter of an educator and past school Board Member of the Acton-Agua Dulce School District, development of our youth has always been a focal point. Our District must provide the best for our children, collaborate with and support our dedicated teachers and staff and prepare our students for what’s next. It is important to our society to develop our youth for the future with …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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

Steve Knight Congressman Steve Knight, In the News

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

Steve Knight Congressman Steve Knight, In the News

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 …