CA-25 residents deserve a representative in Congress who stands up for their values and well-being, but Rep. Steve Knight has proven he’s beholden to partisan forces and special interests. He’s consistently refused to take a meaningful stand against Donald Trump as the country moves in a dangerous direction. Knight has continued to push the gun lobby’s agenda even after Palmdale was directly impacted by gun violence, ignoring his constituents demands for reforms.
Katie Hill is running for Congress because she knows the hard-working families of the 25th District deserve a representative who gives them a voice. With deep roots in CA-25, Katie Hill embodies the values of her community. Instead of taking marching orders from big donors and lobbyists, she will prioritize the health, safety, and economic security of her constituents. And she’ll fight back against the the Trump administration’s divisive rhetoric and harmful policies.
See how Rep. Steve Knight’s record compares to challenger Katie Hill on key issues:
Rep. Steve Knight
Passed a tax scam that hands the top 1% an average cut of $55,000, while hiking taxes on millions in the middle class. The law will add $1.9 trillion to our deficit, setting the stage for Social Security and Medicare cuts.
Despite representing a district impacted by gun violence, Knight has been in lockstep with the gun lobby. He’s voted to weaken the background check system and pass a bill that would force states with strong gun laws to comply with lax gun laws from other states—earning an ‘A’ rating from the NRA since 2010.
Has repeatedly voted against women’s health, including curbing women’s reproductive rights and voting to repeal a rule that prevented discrimination against family planning providers, opening the door for states to deny funding for Planned Parenthood and other women’s health care providers.
Voted for the Trump administration’s reckless agenda 99% of the time.
Has vowed to protect and improve upon the Affordable Care Act to realize its goal of universal access to affordable, quality health care.
Is committed to creating jobs, rebuilding the middle class, and ensuring that the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes.
Supports common-sense solutions to reduce gun violence, including strengthening the background check system, banning weapons of war and high-capacity magazines, and raising the purchasing age.
Has promised to protect every woman’s right to control her own body and make her own health care decisions, and has spoken up against policies that infringe on these rights.
Will fight for a path to citizenship for DREAMers and work across the aisle on comprehensive, bipartisan reforms to fix our broken immigration system.
Has been a leading voice for campaign finance reform and the need to reduce the outsized influence that big money and corporate lobbyists have on our politics.
We can help elect Katie Hill in November, but it won’t happen on its own.
It’ll take people like you stepping up to ensure your neighbors, family, and friends understand what’s at stake in this election, make a plan to vote, and join this fight.
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CA-25 in the News
“President Donald Trump’s agenda hasn’t been kind to blue states. And it’s been particularly rough on California [...] after months spent trying to repeal Obamacare, ceding the immigration debate to hardliners, and passing a tax bill that disadvantages more high-tax states, [California’s 14 Republican members of the House] have a lot to defend.”
“The NRA has given Knight an ‘A’ rating in the past. On its website, the lobbying group endorses Knight and describes him as a ‘solidly pro-gun candidate.’ He has received $15,054 in campaign donations from the NRA, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.”
“In his address to the crowd, Lieu called out his colleagues in Congress for what he described as their obstruction of common sense gun control legislation. He named Republican Congress members Steve Knight, Mimi Walters, Ed Royce, Dana Rohrabacher and Darrell Issa. ‘These five legislators are preventing voting on gun control laws,’ Lieu said. ‘So get out and vote and help us take back Congress.’”