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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

April 9, 2021 Press Release

Santa Clara, CA – Today, Rep. Ro Khanna, Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip and Member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement regarding President Biden’s $1.5T 2022 budget.

March 26, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Senator Edward J.

March 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Chairman Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) of the Subcommittee on Environment announced today that Rep. Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) will serve as Vice Chair.

March 23, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Reps. Ro Khanna, (D-CA), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Peter Welch (D-VT), and Cori Bush (D-MO), along with more than two dozen colleagues, on Tuesday introduced sweeping legislation to drastically reduce the cost of prescription drugs in the United States. 

March 1, 2021 In The News

Rep. Ro Khanna has built a brand as a progressive who will take positions even if they are at odds with establishment Democrats. Just over a month into the administration, he is making that clear to President Biden.

March 1, 2021 In The News

A group of House progressives are urging the Biden administration in a new letter to overrule the Senate parliamentarian and keep a $15 minimum wage in the $1.9 trillion stimulus plan.

The effort to ramp up pressure on President Joe Biden is made up of 23 progressive lawmakers led by Rep. Ro Khanna of California. It comes after Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough struck down the $15 minimum wage on Thursday evening, determining the measure violated the guidelines of the budget reconciliation process.

March 1, 2021 In The News

Liberal House Democrats are pleading with Vice President Kamala Harris to ignore the ruling of the Senate's parliamentarian and decide that the $15 federal minimum wage can stay in the Covid relief package during Senate floor debate this week.

March 1, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) joined 22 of his colleagues in sending a letter to President Joe Biden & Vice President Kamala Harris urging them to overrule the Senate parliamentarian’s decision not to include a $15 minimum wage in the Budget Reconciliation package. Citing both concrete precedent and the severity of the economic crisis, Khanna’s letter requests that the arcane Byrd rule be disregarded and the $15/hour minimum wage raise be maintained.

February 18, 2021 In The News

Rep. Ro Khanna, Silicon Valley’s lawmaker in Congress, on Thursday proposed a bill aimed at bulking up the Internal Revenue Service’s enforcement tools and ability to crack down on tax evasion.

The legislation, if passed, would infuse the IRS with $70 billion between fiscal 2022 and 2031 to help the agency hire additional staff to audit individuals making more than $1 million in total income. Corporations with more than $20 billion in assets would also be prioritized for audits under the plan.