Congressman-elect Steve Knight hasn’t yet taken his House seat, but when he does, he’ll be a member of the House Armed Services Committee – just like his predecessor.
“I am truly honored to be a part of this committee,” Knight stated on his Facebook page. “As I promised, I will do all I can to keep (California) and our country safe.”
Voters from the 25th Congressional District named Knight, R-Antelope Valley, to succeed Congressman Buck McKeon in November, when Knight defeated Tony Strickland, by 7,622 votes, 60,847 to 53,225.
McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, is the current chairman of the Armed Services Committee, but his 11th and final term ends this month.
Knight has yet to resign his current state Senate seat in the 21st District, although a race is legally required to be called for within two weeks of his announcement.
Congressman Mac Thornberry, R-Amarillo, who’s scheduled to become chairman-elect of the House Armed Services Committee in January, when the 114th Congress convenes, announced the Steering Committee assignments with a statement on the committee’s website:
“The Armed Services Committee has always taken its constitutional responsibilities to the country and to our men and women in uniform very seriously. With the world growing more dangerous and a shrinking military, we have an enormous task ahead of us. I am very impressed with the qualifications of the new members of the committee and with their commitment to our national security,” Thornberry said. “I look forward to working with them and all members of the Committee on both sides of the aisle to meet the many challenges we face.”
Also joining Knight on the committee as new members are: Rep. Sam Graves, R-MO; Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-MT; Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY; Rep. Martha McSally, R-AZ; Rep. Steve Knight, R-CA; and Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-NJ.
The Executive Office of the Board of Supervisors announced the leadership team of the newly formed Probation Oversight Commission who will be tasked to lead efforts to monitor the Probation Department’s progress on systemic reform.
The Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center at College of the Canyons will host a virtual Open House on Wednesday, April 28 to help those interested in advancing their careers by earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
The Los Angeles County Arts Education Collective, coordinated by the Department of Arts and Culture, and KCET have joined forces to create a new documentary that explores the value of arts education for the youth, communities, and creative economy of L.A. County.
The Santa Clarita Valley League of Women Voters, partnering with College of the Canyons Center for Civic Engagement and its Engage the Vote Student Action Team, is sponsoring a virtual, “Conversation with Mayor Bill Miranda,” on Monday, April 19, from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 57 new deaths and 411 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as the county prepares to expand vaccination eligibility to residents 16 and older on Thursday.
California public health officials this week lifted capacity limits on in-person services at places of worship from the state's reopening scheme, following a handful of Supreme Court decisions in favor of congregants challenging the state’s COVID-19 capacity limits.
The Santa Clarita City Council on Tuesday night approved one-time funding of $100,000 for the relocation of Bridge to Home shelter services for people experiencing homelessness, and an additional loan not to exceed $110,000.
California Institute of the Arts, or CalArts, is leasing space at Newhall Crossings in Downtown Newhall to put its students’ artwork on display, officials with the Valencia arts college announced recently.
The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously approved Tuesday a Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital expansion plan, following a public hearing with protest from members of a local carpenters union and calls by community members to include a mental health care unit for children.
California Senate Bill 546, a measure to extend the state's "iFoster" cell phones and data program for foster youth, has passed out of the Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee with unanimous support, according to Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).
College of the Canyons athletic programs returned to campus this week to begin outdoor team strength and conditioning activities, guided by a stringent return-to-campus procedural plan designed to ensure the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches and support staff.
If you watched NASA’s exciting Mars Perseverance rover landing on Feb. 18, you definitely won’t want to miss the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus spring 2021 virtual Star Party on Friday, April 23.
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