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Government Reform

While serving in Congress I pledge to reject contributions from political action committees (PACs) and lobbyists because I believe that we need to remove the influence of corporate money in politics. That is why I created the bipartisan Congressional No PAC Caucus. Many of the problems in Congress could be solved if we had politicians who were not indebted to the big corporations and special interests.

I also believe that instituting term limits for both the House and Senate is an integral step towards fixing stagnation in government. Serving in Congress is meant to be a public service, not a lifelong career, and I will work to make sure that the new ideas and energy will continue to move our country forward.


Click here to learn more about the bills that I introduced and cosponsored.

Read my op-ed in USA Today calling for bipartisan reforms in Washington.

 

More on Government Reform

February 25, 2020 In The News

Nonbinary and intersex people could finally be able to obtain a passport that matches their gender identity under new legislation introduced Tuesday.

February 24, 2020 In The News

While filling out a passport application more than five years ago, Dana Zzyym didn’t want to lie. Instead of checking the box labeled “M” or “F” for gender, Zzyym — who is intersex and identifies as neither male nor female — wrote down an “X.”

The application was denied, prompting Zzyym to begin a lengthy, landmark court fight with the State Department, arguing that the limited gender options violated their constitutional rights.

February 13, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) introduced the bipartisan Modernization Centers of Excellence Program Act, a bill that will establish a program at GSA to facilitate the adoption of modern technology by executive agencies. This is a light touch codification of the CoE program, which will have the following responsibilities upon request by an executive agency:

(1) Modernize information technology and how a customer interacts with an executive agency

January 17, 2020 In The News

House members introduced bipartisan legislation on Thursday to improve the procurement process for federally funded construction projects.

Reps. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., and Mark Meadows, R-N.C., introduced the “Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act” (H.R. 5644). If passed, it would ban federal agencies from using reverse auctions to award design and construction contracts. This procurement method often favors businesses offering the lowest price, rather than those that are most qualified, they said. The Senate passed its version of the bill in late December. 

January 16, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) introduced the bipartisan Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act, a bill to promote competition and prioritize quality in federally-funded construction projects.

December 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Khanna introduced the Veteran Outreach Understanding To Reach Every American Courageous Hero Act, the Vet OUTREACH Act, a bill that builds off the VALOR Act, which was signed into law by President Trump in 2017 and made it easier for employers to offer apprenticeships to veterans, without having to jump through additional and unnecessary red tape.

November 1, 2019 In The News

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) called for a public takeover of the investor-owned utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. as anger mounts over widespread blackouts aimed at keeping electrical equipment from igniting wildfires. 

In an interview with HuffPost, the Silicon Valley progressive accused the power company of prioritizing high executive salaries and payouts to investors over infrastructure upgrades needed to operate safely in a hotter, drier climate. 

October 31, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ro Khanna, member of the House Oversight Committee, issued the following statement immediately after the House vote to formalize the procedures for the impeachment inquiry.

October 31, 2019 In The News

Rep. Ro Khanna, a Democrat from California, has called on Gov. Gavin Newsom to transform Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) into a customer-owned utility.

PG&E has been under scrutiny after the Oct. 9 power shutoff affected about 738,000 customers, Bill Johnson, the company's CEO, said in a statement. Earlier this week, the company cut off power to about 1 million customers in Northern California in an attempt to prevent wildfires.

October 30, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Fremont, on Tuesday called for "bold action," urging California to seize public ownership of PG&E amidst widespread wildfires throughout the state.

"This situation has been devastating for many people across California. Many are without power and homes have been destroyed by these fires," Khanna said in a statement from his office in Washington, D.C.