Note: U.S. Rep. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, represents the Santa Clarita Valley in Congress. This is his weekly newsletter.
More on the Porter Ranch Gas Leak
Last week I spoke at the Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council’s Community Forum about what we are doing to stop the leak and ensure that it never happens again. I also attended the Governor’s Town Hall to hear from residents about difficulties they are facing. If anyone has a question or needs assistance with relocation or reimbursement, please call my office at 661-255-5630 and we will make sure you are taken care of.
Coffee for Veterans
Yesterday I sat down for coffee with some of our area’s veterans at Crazy Otto’s. We discussed some of my current legislative efforts to improve the lives of service members and went over how my office can help on issues with federal agencies like the VA. For more information on that, visit my website here.
We Love Simi Police
A huge thank you to Mayor Bob Huber and the Simi Valley Police Department for providing my Simi Office with a “Simi Valley Supports Our Cops” sign. As a former officer myself, I have an immense amount of respect for the men and women in uniform of Simi Valley.
The Beat Goes On
On Monday I also took a tour of the Remo Drums manufacturing facility, which is located in Valencia. A huge thank you to Remo and the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber for helping set up the tour- the Remo facility is incredible and their story was inspiring!
Touring Remo Drums in Valencia
Antelope Valley Veterans Community Action Coalition
I started this morning by enjoying a great meeting with the Antelope Valley Veterans Community Action Coalition. Thank you all for your service and for sharing your thoughts with me.
Around the Capitol
Porter Ranch In DC
On January 12 I arranged a meeting between myself, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and the President and CEO of SoCalGas to ensure that the Majority Leader is fully informed of the situation and behind me in preventing situations like the Aliso Canyon gas leak from occurring in the future.
Fighting for DIPG Awareness
A week ago I introduced a resolution that will help raise awareness and funding for a form of pediatric cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG. DIPG is responsible for the most pediatric brain tumor deaths each year, and this bill will bring us one step closer to ending it once and for all. Thank you very much to Jack’s Angels in Santa Clarita for bringing this issue to my attention, and to all of the original cosponsors, especially Congresswoman Jackie Speier, for helping bring this terrible disease to the national stage. More info on the bill here. For more information on Jack’s Angels and their efforts to combat pediatric cancer, visit their website here.
Making Nuclear Energy Work
Last week I participated in a markup for the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology where we worked on the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act. This legislation, which I am proud to cosponsor, would direct the Department of Energy to partner with innovators to develop the next generation of reliable, safe, and efficient nuclear reactors. Read the full bill for yourself here.
Around the Corner
Arts Master Plan Presentation
January 20th, 6:30-9 pm
The Centre, 28880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, 91350
A Foot in the Door: Abstract Art and Meaning Reception
January 20th, 7 pm
First Floor Gallery at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita, 91355
Exhibit on Display: January 11 through April 9, 2016
Free Walk-In Housing Rights Clinic
January 21st, 1-4 pm
South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES), 1002 E Avenue Q-12, Palmdale, 93550
“The Mikado”- an Operetta
January 21-23, 7:30-9:30 pm
Masters College, 21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, 91321
2016 Ventura County Homeless Count
The Samaritan Center, 280 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley, 93063
Simi Valley Public Library Offers Computer Classes For Adults
January 27th, 2:30-3:30 pm
Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley, 93063
Manufacturing Job Fair
January 29th, 11:30 am
America’s Job Center of California at the University Center, College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, 91355
National Puzzle Day
January 29th, 3-5 pm
Canyon Country Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, 91355