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Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) accused Silicon Valley companies of committing "wage theft" by not paying employees enough, and warned of a growing "populist backlash" against big tech companies during a Friday appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News.
Congress inched closer to a major foreign-policy rebuke of President Donald Trump on Wednesday when the House Foreign Affairs Committee advanced a bill to cut off U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen's bloody civil war.
Rep. Ro Khanna is at the nexus of old and new in the Democratic Party.
The second-term lawmaker from Silicon Valley served in the Commerce Department under President Obama, with establishment ties dating back to Obama's first run for the Illinois Senate in 1996.
Congress is poised to face off with President Trump for a second time over his administration's policy toward Saudi Arabia, as lawmaker groups in both chambers reintroduce resolutions to end U.S. involvement in the Yemen civil war.
Second-term U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., who represents the Silicon Valley area of the West Coast state, Jan. 24 announced the committees and subcommittees he has been named to in the 116th Congress.
Khanna will serve on the Oversight and Reform, Armed Services, and Budget Committees.
House Democrats are renewing their push to cut off U.S. involvement in Yemen’s bloody civil war, teeing up a direct challenge to President Donald Trump’s foreign-policy agenda.
More information has come to light about the direct U.S. role in an attempted coup in Venezuela. The Wall Street Journal reports Vice President Mike Pence called opposition leader Juan Guaidó on the night before he declared himself to be president, pledging U.S. support for his actions. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has accused the United States of attempting to wage a coup.
The California Democrat has been named to several key congressional committees, including Armed Services and Budget.
The White House on Thursday said that the US is focussed on disconnecting the regime of hard-left President Nicolas Maduro from its revenue sources, a day after President Donald Trump recognised Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s interim president.
The U.S. House of Representatives now contains two democratic socialists – and both will now sit on the House Oversight Committee. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Representative Rashida Tlaib of Michigan will join the committee, alongside progressives Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Ro Khanna of California. All but Khanna are freshman Democrats.