Knight keeps seat on three House committees

Rep. Steve Knight. Dan Watson/The Signal
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Rep. Steve Knight will keep his seat on three House committees, his office announced Friday.

As the 115th Congress fires up, the Antelope Valley Republican, whose 25th Congressional District includes Santa Clarita, once again will be a member of the House Committees on Small Business; Science, Space and Technology; and Armed Services.

“I am excited to serve on these three committees once again, as they’re a perfect fit for our region,” Knight said in a statement.

“We are in a unique position because we are home to a tremendous amount of small businesses that work in fields related to defense, science and aerospace. I look forward to continuing our work in these committees to expand opportunities in our community.”

Knight is beginning his second term in the House after he beat Democrat Bryan Caforio in the November election.

His office pointed out that his committee assignments in his last term “helped him to pass bills that have substantial impacts on the local economy.’’

“Examples of this,’’ Knight’s released said, “were the Small Business Joint Venturing Act, which allows small businesses to form joint ventures and work together to obtain and fulfill government contracts, and the Energy Contracting Opportunities Act, which would give smaller and newer energy companies, including those that work with renewable sources like solar and wind, more opportunities

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