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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

January 29, 2019 In The News

Second-term U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., who represents the Silicon Valley area of the West Coast state, Jan. 24 announced the committees and subcommittees he has been named to in the 116th Congress.

Khanna will serve on the Oversight and Reform, Armed Services, and Budget Committees.

He also joins the House Armed Services Subcommittees on Intelligence and Emerging Threats, and Strategic Forces, as well as the Oversight Subcommittees of Government Operations and Economic Policy.

January 25, 2019 In The News

The California Democrat has been named to several key congressional committees, including Armed Services and Budget.

Rep. Ro Khanna, D-California, has come up with a plan to open the federal government and end the ongoing crisis. The congressman has urged President Trump and both chambers of Congress to appoint outside negotiators in order to reach a budget agreement to end the impasse.

January 24, 2019 In The News

The U.S. House of Representatives now contains two democratic socialists – and both will now sit on the House Oversight Committee. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Representative Rashida Tlaib of Michigan will join the committee, alongside progressives Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Ro Khanna of California. All but Khanna are freshman Democrats.

January 22, 2019 In The News

Progressive Congressman Ro Khanna, D-California, is proposing a solution to try to end the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. He says the White House and congressional leaders could appoint outside negotiators to broker a budget agreement and end the gridlock.

Khanna's proposal would involve President Trump appointing two representatives to hold talks with four congressional negotiators, two appointed by the Democratic-controlled House and two appointed by the Republican-controlled Senate. Then they'd look for common ground all six could agree on.

January 16, 2019 In The News

California Rep. Ro Khanna has a novel idea about how to solve the government shutdown: call in some experts.

"Why don't we get an independent group of experts? The president appoints two people. The House appoints two people. The Senate appoints two people," the Silicon Valley-based Democrat suggested. "Put them in a room ー six folks ー and have them come up with proposals that are going to be 6-0."

January 16, 2019 In The News

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) is proposing that President Trump and the two chambers of Congress each appoint mediators to collaborate to end the partial government shutdown.

Khanna told the news network Cheddar that he "floated" the idea of having Trump, the House and the Senate each hire two independent experts to negotiate proposals. 

"Put them in a room, six votes, and have them come up with proposals that are going to be 6-0," he said.

He added that arbitrators and mediators "do this all the time."

December 20, 2018 In The News

Progressives were on the march in 2018. They weren’t just resisting Trump; they were outlining the alternative to Trumpism.

December 18, 2018 In The News

n its first act next January, the new House is scheduled to take up the most important civil rights bill in half a century. The bill signals a profoundly comprehensive understanding of the flaws that have evolved within our democracy. That it is scheduled first screams a recognition that these flaws must be fixed first, if we’re to have a Congress that is free to do the other critically important work that Congress must do.

December 17, 2018 In The News

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS OF Vermont would seek to raise gobs of money early, with designs on amassing north of $275 million for a primary campaign.

For a significantly lesser known Midwest mayor, like 36-year-old Pete Buttigieg, a haul of just a few million dollars in a quarter would be notable.

As a fleet of potential Democratic presidential candidates calculate how much money they can – and will need to – raise for a prospective 2020 run, they're also confronting a new reality that where their money comes from could factor almost as greatly as how much they collect.

December 11, 2018 In The News

House Democrats have backed off a proposed rule that would have made it more difficult for them to raise taxes and pass their most ambitious goals, an early victory for the left-flank of the party that is about to take control of the House.

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), incoming chair of the House Rules Committee, told lawmakers Tuesday he will not advance “supermajority” rules requiring three-fifths majorities to approve tax hikes for most taxpayers, according to Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.