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It is our responsibility to return support for the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who took an oath to protect our country. I will advocate for improved health care services and benefits for veterans and increased support for their families and those of our service members. We have a solemn obligation to honor their valor and service to our nation.

Reentry to civilian life is a complicated process that nonetheless provides incredible opportunity for growth and development. I support job training and retraining programs, tax credits for businesses that hire veterans, and a streamlined employment process to fully take advantage of the unique skills veterans have to offer. I will continue to work to ensure our veterans have every opportunity to successfully participate in the digital economy.

In July, the House unanimously passed the Vet-Tec Act, which was part of a legislative package called the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. I was the lead Democratic sponsor of the Vet-Tec Act, which was introduced by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Click here to learn more about the bills that I introduced and cosponsored.

More on Veterans

December 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Khanna introduced the Veteran Outreach Understanding To Reach Every American Courageous Hero Act, the Vet OUTREACH Act, a bill that builds off the VALOR Act, which was signed into law by President Trump in 2017 and made it easier for employers to offer apprenticeships to veterans, without having to jump through additional and unnecessary red tape.

October 15, 2019 In The News

Navy SEAL Matthew Axelson was a 29-year-old petty officer 2nd class, when he deployed to Afghanistan in 2005.

In June of that year, his team -- SEAL Team 10 -- was assigned to capture or kill a high-ranking Taliban leader in the Hindu Kush mountains, a mission known as "Operation Red Wings" and later memorialized in the book and film, "Lone Survivor." 

August 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Khanna introduced the Identifying Barriers and Best Practices Study Act with Reps. Luria and Aumua Amata. This simple and bipartisan bill would require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a three-year study of disability and pension benefits that were provided to veteran members who served in special missions, such as pilots and divers, and who served on reserve components of the Armed Forces while on active duty.

August 13, 2019 In The News

Time and again, Jerry Kromrey showed up at his congressman's town hall meetings in California, advocating for veterans like himself. 

Kromrey, of Sunnyvale, Calif., wanted Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., to understand that some veterans faced significant barriers to benefits and they needed Congress' help. 

August 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and U.S.

August 2, 2019 In The News

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A bill introduced in Congress would expand health care options for Native American veterans.

New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall and California Rep. Ro Khanna announced the bill Friday. A bipartisan group of lawmakers has signed on as co-sponsors.

The measure would allow the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to reimburse about three dozen health care facilities in 20 states for services provided to Native veterans in urban areas. California leads in the number of urban Indian health centers.

May 30, 2019 Press Release

Santa Clara, Ca. – Today, the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) announced that Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) is a winner for the 2019 Democracy Awards, CMF’s honors program recognizing non-legislative achievement in operations and constituent service by congressional offices and Members of Congress. Rep.

November 15, 2017 Ro's Op-Eds


This past weekend, our nation united to remember those who gave up their today so we could have our tomorrow—the men and women who put on the uniform and worked together in defense of our freedom and liberty, regardless of their differences. The leadership of our veterans should serve as a model to those of us who serve in Congress.

November 3, 2017 In The News

Although he ran a campaign that emphasized local issues, U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna says there’s a reason he has spent much of his first 10 months in office appearing on national television news discussing American conflicts overseas or Republican budget proposals.

Khanna, a Fremont resident, says he wants to be a “thought leader,” helping to lay out the national progressive agenda and serve as a Democratic alternative to House Speaker Paul Ryan.

October 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, a bipartisan bill was introduced in the House of Representatives to provide military veterans greater access to apprenticeship training programs following their service. The Veteran Apprenticeship and Labor Opportunity Reform (VALOR) Act, led by Reps. Ro Khanna (D-CA), Jodey Arrington (R-TX), and Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) would amend the law in an effort to streamline how non-federal apprenticeship programs based in more than one state are certified.