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Washington, DC – November 5, 2021 – Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and introduced the U.S.-Taiwan Public Health Protection Act to establish a U.S.-Taiwan Infectious Disease Monitoring Center within the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) to partner with Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada) Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) and Representative Michael Waltz (R-Florida) are co-sponsors of the bill.
Washington, DC – Today, Representative Ro Khanna (CA-14), Congressional Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip and Member of the House Committee on Oversight, announced he had secured the inclusion of $13.5 million in the House Appropriations Committee fiscal year 2022 funding bills for all ten South Bay projects he requested.
Washington, DC – July 14, 2021 – This week, Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) reintroduced legislation to create a level playing field for independent family farmers and transform the broken system built by multi-national meatpacking companies. The Farm System Reform Act would, among other things, strengthen the Packers & Stockyards Act to crack down on the monopolistic practices of meatpackers and corporate integrators, place a moratorium on large factory farms, sometimes referred to as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), and restore ma
San Jose, CA – May 26, 2021 – Today, Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA), San Jose Congressman and Member of the House Committee on Oversight, released this statement following the deadly rampage at the Valley Transit Authority (VTA) facility on Younger Ave.
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Ro Khanna (CA-17), Congressional India Caucus Vice Chair and Member of the House Armed Services Committee, joined the India Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Brad Sherman (CA-30) and Rep. Steve Chabot (OH-01), in addition to co-Vice Chair Rep. Michael Waltz (FL-06), in sending a letter to President Joseph R. Biden. In the letter, the India Caucus leadership urges the Biden administration to send much-needed resources and raw materials to the Indian people, in addition to asking that lives be prioritized over intellectual property ownership.
With millions of lives at stake amid a rapid spread of COVID-19, Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna said he hoped President Joe Biden would call the Pfizer CEO to let India produce its vaccine at least for six months or a year.
Khanna, who represents Silicon Valley in the US House of Representatives, has been an ardent supporter of the move by India and South Africa at the World Trade Organization (WTO) for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) waiver of COVID-19 vaccines.
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
How much more can the United States help India? The U.S. is now sending oxygen for COVID patients, raw materials for vaccines and other supplies for a country now leading the world in daily new infections. Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna of California joins us. He is vice chair of the Congressional India Caucus.
Congressman, good morning.
RO KHANNA: Good morning, Steve.
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Ro Khanna (CA-17), Congressional India Caucus Vice Chair and Member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in response to the dire COVID-19 crisis in India:
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.