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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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More on Internet and Technology

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. 

May 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Ro Khanna (D-CA), Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip and Member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Nancy Mace (R-SC), introduced the bipartisan Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act to bolster America’s cybersecurity capabilities to match the heightened threats in the digital age.

May 27, 2021 In The News

Congress is on the cusp of something that doesn’t happen often these days: passing a bill with wide, cross-party support. Its co-author, South Bay Rep. Ro Khanna, believes the landmark technology investment legislation would not only have a big impact in his Silicon Valley district, but all over the U.S.

May 12, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA), Congressional Progressive Caucus Vice Chair and lead House Sponsor of the Endless Frontier Act, released this statement following the markup and passage of the Endless Frontier Act in the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation:

April 23, 2021 In The News

Hopes were high for the Endless Frontier Act when it was first introduced in 2020. The bipartisan, bicameral bill promised to boost U.S. efforts to compete against China by sending $100 billion to the National Science Foundation, refocusing its efforts on emerging technology like semiconductors and AI and even changing its name to the National Science and Technology Foundation. But the bill stagnated last year as Congress battled over COVID-19 recovery and the upcoming election.

April 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA), Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip and House Armed Services Member, joined Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Todd Young (R-IN), and Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI) in reintroducing the bipartisan Endless Frontier Act. The bill is a bold initiative to advance and solidify the United States’ leadership in scientific and technological innovation through increased investments in the discovery, creation, and manufacturing of technology critical to U.S. national security and economic competitiveness.