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Internet and Technology

Silicon Valley plays a central role in changing the world through technological innovations. These changes have improved the lives of millions and have opened up a world of job and economic opportunity nationwide. However, they also come with a host of new challenges to consider. I believe that in the age of technology and connectivity, we are entitled to a basic set of rights that protect access, privacy, and universality of internet use.

The lack of universal access to broadband is a prevalent inequality in today’s society. The internet is no longer a privilege. That is why I will work with Congress and technology companies to make it available to all communities, regardless of income or geography. This also means protecting net neutrality. For the internet to remain a free and open public service, we must maintain the rules that prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from extorting their customers for quality access. I will stand up to the big corporations that want to roll back these vital protections.

It is also important that Americans are safe from warrantless data collection and fully informed of who has access to the information that they put on the web. Individual privacy is protected in the U.S. Constitution, and I will work hard to shield Americans from unnecessary surveillance.

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Read my op-ed in The Hill on supporting tech jobs nationwide.


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November 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DCRepresentatives Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Patrick McHenry (NC-10) introduced the

July 20, 2021 In The News

Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., reiterated calls to drastically up government funding levels for technology-driving research and development—and to form a new executive branch agency with a focus on innovation. 

Legislation introduced by the Silicon Valley congressman on Friday includes proposals that would affect multiple federal agencies and stand up the Federal Institute of Technology. Deemed FIT for short, that institute would be a portion of lawmakers’ broader aims to make technology-centered investments, particularly in rural areas.

June 30, 2021 In The News

A new bipartisan cybersecurity measure, headed for the House floor, would allow experts to rotate through different federal agencies in order to create a consistent attack response across government, Rep. Ro Khanna told CNBC on Wednesday.

It’s supposed to attract “the best talent” into the federal government, the California Democrat said on “Squawk Box,” appearing with fellow co-author of the bill Republican South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace.

June 29, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) issued the below statement following the committee passage of their bill , the Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act, to bolster America’s cybersecurity capabilities and meet the heightened threats in the digital age.

June 29, 2021 In The News

The Oversight Committee sent a bill that would create a federal rotational program for private sector cybersecurity experts to the House floor Tuesday.

An identical version of the Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act is working its way through the Senate, after being reintroduced there and in the House in April and May respectively.

If created, the rotational program would allow senior tech industry workers to ply their trade for the U.S. government for a set period, before returning to their original or a similar role in the private sector.

June 14, 2021 In The News

California Democrat Ro Khanna wants Facebook Inc. to unwind its acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp -- two of its biggest deals in the past decade -- as he called for more aggressive antitrust enforcement and privacy regulations.

June 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – On June 8, 2021, Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA), Congressional Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip and lead House sponsor of the Endless Frontier Act, released this statement following the successful passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act in the Senate:

June 8, 2021 In The News

Senate Democrats and Republicans today are expected to overwhelmingly pass a $247 billion spending package focused on competing with China on technology. 

Axios Re:Cap is joined by California Democrat Rep. Ro Khanna, who cosponsored the bill and who has been concerned about the issue since he first campaigned for office.

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June 8, 2021 In The News

The Senate on Tuesday passed a landmark tech investment bill co-authored by South Bay Rep. Ro Khanna, a significant feat that puts pressure on the House to follow suit.

Khanna’s Endless Frontier Act, which will invest massively in innovative research and development, passed as part of the broader U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, a collection of bills designed to boost the American tech sector and keep the nation competitive on the world stage amid rising Chinese influence. Khanna helped write the bipartisan bill and sponsors its counterpart in the House.

May 28, 2021 In The News

Reps. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) on Friday introduced legislation to strengthen the federal workforce in the wake of a year of escalating cyber threats and attacks. 

The Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act aims to build up the federal government’s cybersecurity by establishing a program to allow cybersecurity professionals to rotate through multiple federal agencies and enhance their expertise.