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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

September 25, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Amidst the latest Supreme Court fight, Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) will introduce the Supreme Court Term Limits Act to fundamentally reframe the power of our nation’s highest court. Khanna’s bill would establish 18-year term limits on any Supreme Court Justices approved after his bill’s passage. After their 18-year terms, justices would then be allowed to continue their service on lower courts, as former Justices Souter and O’Connor currently do. Current justices would be exempt from the term limits.

September 15, 2020 In The News

Navy SEAL Matthew Axelson was a 29-year-old petty officer 2nd class when he deployed to Afghanistan in 2005.

In June of that year, his team -- SEAL Team 10 -- was assigned to capture or kill a high-ranking Taliban leader in the Hindu Kush mountains, a mission known as "Operation Red Wings" and later memorialized in the book and film, "Lone Survivor." 

September 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) introduced the CHARGE Act (Charging Helps Agencies Realize General Efficiencies) in the U.S. House of Representatives in an effort to incentivize government agencies to purchase and utilize electric vehicles in their work.

September 8, 2020 In The News

Bipartisan legislation set to be introduced in the House Tuesday would make it easier for federal agencies to charge their government-provided electric vehicles, Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., confirmed to Nextgov.

A companion measure to a bill previously passed in the Senate, the Charging Helps Agencies Realize General Efficiencies or CHARGE Act to be put forth by Khanna and Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, marks a deliberate move to further the government’s use and purchase of the eco-friendly automobiles. 

July 16, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Ro Khanna (CA-17), member of the House Oversight Committee, and Representative Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr calling on the Department of Justice to adopt serious internal reforms in an effort to bolster protections for its own civil rights division.

June 10, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), announced the Protection of Civilians in Military Operations Act, bicameral legislation that would enhance reporting on civilian casualties resulting from U.S. military operations, improve investigations into civilian casualties, and strengthen resources for the Department of Defense (DoD) policies and practices relating to civilian casualty prevention and responses.

June 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. ET, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to examine the crisis of racial profiling, police brutality and lost trust between police departments and the communities they serve. The hearing will stream live here.

May 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Responding to news that the Trump Administration fired Jennifer Santos, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy and the point person at the Pentagon overseeing manufacturing under the Defense Production Act, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep.

May 7, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) announced the introduction of the House companion to the Farm System Reform Act, previously introduced by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) in the Senate.

May 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) unveiled the Emergency Medical Supplies Procurement Act to mobilize the federal government to close the gap in the production of health care equipment.