Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25), and House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) hosted recently two roundtable discussions on federal and local efforts to combat human trafficking and the ongoing opioid epidemic. Held in Santa Clarita and Simi Valley, each event was attended by local government officials, law enforcement agencies, and representatives from local non-profit organizations.
“Human trafficking and the opioid epidemic don’t just affect one region of the country or any specific demographic,” Knight said. “These are national issues that hurt our neighbors in all of our communities. Chairman McCaul and the Homeland Security Committee have been extremely effective in pushing aggressive legislation that will help address many of these most pressing challenges. I want to thank him for his continued leadership and for making the trip out here to bring his expertise to these roundtable discussions.”
“Today’s events were very beneficial and a huge success,” McCaul added. “In order to effectively fight human trafficking and the opioid epidemic, we need to coordinate local and federal law enforcement, engage private sector non-profits, and enact many of the bold policies we’ve been advancing in the House. Rep. Knight brings invaluable experience to these discussions from his career as a police officer and I’d like to thank him for hosting me in California’s 25th District.”
Knight, an 18-year veteran with the Los Angeles Police Department, serves on the on the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus and Heroin Task Force in the House of Representatives.