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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 3, 2019 In The News

The House Oversight Committee has subpoenaed the director of White House personnel security after a whistleblower revealed senior Trump officials overturned 25 security clearance denials, despite “serious disqualifying issues.” We speak with California Democratic Congressmember Ro Khanna, who says, “Congressional oversight is not a choice—it’s the law.” We also speak to him about the latest congressional actions around Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.


March 26, 2019 In The News

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has completed his investigation of what happened regarding Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. It is time now to pivot to addressing what needs to be done to prevent future meddling from Russia or any other foreign government.

Obviously, we still have not seen all the details of what Mueller and his team have learned regarding Russia’s violation of our sovereignty in 2016. But the clock is ticking; we cannot wait for the publication of that report to begin taking necessary actions to protect the vote of the American people in 2020.

March 26, 2019 In The News

Rep. Ro Khanna, a California Democrat, discusses his call for big tech to aid Congress in limiting foreign intrusion into U.S. elections, the increased scrutiny of big tech and his call for the release of the full Mueller report. He speaks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."

March 26, 2019 Ro's Op-Eds

Washington Post

Ro Khanna, a Democrat, represents California’s 17th Congressional District, which includes much of Silicon Valley, in the U.S. House of Representatives. Michael McFaul is the director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford and a former U.S. ambassador to Russia. Alex Stamos is the director of the Stanford Internet Observatory and the former chief security officer of Facebook.

March 22, 2019 In The News

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a humorous Twitter exchange on Thursday over Jared Kushner's use of WhatsApp for official White House duties, which may have violated federal records laws.

Ocasio-Cortez tweeted a CNN segment about this with the caption, "But his WhatsApp." The tweet alluded to an online joke about Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, "But her emails," which was meant to be a jab at critics who frequently brought up the issue during the 2016 election.

March 21, 2019 In The News

Earlier this month, it was reported that the House Oversight Committee had obtained documents which had been turned over to the committee from an unnamed source within the executive residence.  These documents apparently provide a timeline and at least a partial explanation for how Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner obtained their security clearances.

March 21, 2019 In The News

Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., said Wednesday that while his constituents want a transparent investigation into President Donald Trump, the call for impeachment is premature.

“I haven’t ruled it out. I said the bar is very high, we shouldn’t prejudge anything and we should wait for the evidence before we make any determination,” Khanna told "America’s Newsroom.”

March 20, 2019 In The News

The Congressional Management Foundation March 20 announced that U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, a second-term Indian American Democrat representing the 17th Congressional District in California, is a finalist for the Democracy Awards.

The awards recognize non-legislative achievement in operations and constituent service by congressional offices and members of Congress, according to the foundation.

March 19, 2019 In The News

All of a sudden, it’s popular to be progressive.

The unexpectedly competitive Democratic primary of 2016, pitting Hillary Clinton against Bernie Sanders, quickly became a battle of “progressives” versus “progressives who get things done.” And in the Democrats’ search for identity following Clinton’s soul-crushing general election loss to Donald Trump, Democratic candidates at all levels throughout the 2018 election cycle wore the progressive badge, even if their definition of “progressive” was sometimes rather ambiguous.

March 13, 2019 In The News

It is too soon to decide whether impeachment proceedings should be launched against President Donald Trump, despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's contention he is "not worth" the effort, Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., said Wednesday.