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Rep. Steve Knight

Representative for California’s 25th District

pronounced steev // nīt

Knight is the representative for California’s 25th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 6, 2015. Knight is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Knight.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Knight is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Knight has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Steve Knight sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Knight was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Knight sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Transportation and Public Works (15%) Water Resources Development (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Health (9%) Energy (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%)

Recent Bills

Some of Knight’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Knight’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 4760: Securing America’s Future Act of 2018
Jun 21, 2018. Failed 193/231.
This bill would make sweeping changes to laws governing legal and illegal immigration. For legal immigration, it would end the diversity program and chain migration by eliminating the visa lottery green card program and green card programs for relatives other than spouses and minor children. ...
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Nay H.R. 749: Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015
Mar 4, 2015. Passed 316/101.
Nay H.R. 23: National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2015
Jan 7, 2015. Passed 381/39.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Jul 2018, Knight missed 30 of 2,363 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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