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Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness make for an awful Terms of Service contract. But Rohit “Ro” Khanna is adamant about pushing an Internet Bill of Rights. The freshman representative from California is the most noteworthy member of Congress you’ve never heard of. As he seeks reelection, that’s about to change.
Over the past two months, the progressive wing of the Democratic Party has made a rather dramatic leftward shift on several key issues, creating a new consensus around policies to the left of anything the Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton campaign proposed in 2016.
Starting this week, European regulators have been tasked with enforcing a sweeping new privacy law called the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. And the U.S. Representative whose district includes the headquarters of Google and Apple says we need something like that, but not as extreme.
“The greatest challenge of our time,” Representative Ro Khanna of Fremont said, “is the concentration of economic opportunity by geography.”
Mr. Khanna, a 41-year-old patent lawyer, is a first-term congressman from the 17th District of California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. He’s a self-avowed tech junkie who’s drawn support from the industry’s top players.
IN THE WAKE of a bruising confirmation fight that highlighted new CIA Director Gina Haspel’s role in the U.S. torture program in the years after 9/11, the House of Representatives on Thursday voted to force a public accounting of the current U.S. role in torture prisons across the south of Yemen.
Lawmakers in the House are looking to restrain U.S. support for the Saudi-led military campaign in the Yemen civil war in an annual defense policy bill, so far filing at least nine amendments with that aim.
We caught up with Rep. Ro Khanna during a recent visit to his home district in the Silicon Valley. Rep. Khanna talks about his support for the Marijuana Justice Act, the Justice Department under Jeff Sessions and his favorite place to grab a cup of chai.
Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna, who represents Silicon Valley, is working on a bill aimed at boosting the middle class by tackling wage stagnation. The bill would massively expand the 'Earned Income Tax Credit' program, with refunds of up to $12,000 in some cases.
Bringing Silicon Valley principles to federal websites would make it cheaper for agencies to interact with citizens and give people a better outlook on their government, according to one lawmaker.
Improving user experience on Federal websites so that they rival leading private sector sites requires a better allocation of government resources rather than significant new cash outlays, said Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., during a press gathering at Adobe’s Digital Government Symposium in Washington on Tuesday.