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Government is supposed to help people in need, not abandon them to their fates. But that’s not what’s happening here in the increasingly Dickensian United States, where both hunger and the shoplifting of basic necessities are on the rise, and the unemployed live in increasing despair.
“It’s unconscionable what’s taking place,” says Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.).
Known for his aggressively progressive politics, Fremont Rep. Ro Khanna has earned an unexpected distinction among his California Democratic colleagues in the House: most likely to have a bill signed by President Trump.
In fact, Khanna lags behind only one Republican lawmaker from California in having bills signed by Trump — and is likely to tie the mark by the end of the year.
When Congressman Ro Khanna introduced a resolution to end US support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen without the backing of congressional leaders in September 2017, it appeared more like a statement against the violence with a minimal chance of passing.
Silicon Valley Congressman Ro Khanna, the representative of one of the more economically muscular districts in the history of the nation, has introduced sweeping legislation — the 21st Century Jobs Package — aimed at bringing communities left out of digital and technical jobs and wealth growth, now concentrated in places like San Francisco and Austin, Texas, to rural swaths of the United States
Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Fremont, introduced a bill aimed at expanding job opportunities in science and technology.
The 21st Century Jobs Act would allocate $900 billion over 10 years for research and development in emerging technologies, such as climate science, synthetic biology, artificial intelligence and advanced manufacturing.
From natural disasters to a devastating pandemic, civil unrest and election security, National Guard and Reserve members face ever-increasing demands which can lead to injuries during service. But those same troops can struggle to access the benefits they've earned that their active-duty counterparts receive without the same challenges.
As the Supreme Court swings further to the right and Joe Biden contemplates structural changes if he wins the presidency, a Bay Area congressman has introduced legislation that would expand the court and set term limits for new justices, without amending the Constitution.
Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., introduced legislation this week in the House to make a massive $900 billion investment in science and technology to expand Silicon Valley jobs to America's heartland and to ensure the United States retains its technological edge over China.
A congressman representing Silicon Valley is proposing the creation of a federal agency and a new workforce-focused set-aside for federal contracting as part of a plan to invest in technology education and job opportunities in rural areas.
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and several other House Democrats introduced legislation on Tuesday to invest in and train a technologically proficient workforce for the future.