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A prominent House Democrat slammed Robinhood's move to restrict trading on some stocks like Gamestop and endorsed the idea of holding a congressional hearing on the popular trading app's decision.
Progressive Congressman Ro Khanna on Wednesday cautioned President Joe Biden and the Democratic leadership against further restricting eligibility for any future round of direct coronavirus relief payments, warning that excluding many struggling middle-class Americans from checks would be misguided and politically disastrous.
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) laid out a few specific policies he and some of Congress' other leading progressives are likely to demand when the next U.S. Congress begins its term.
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) said during an Axios virtual event that the Federal Reserve Board needs to be able to give loans in rural and minority communities, which have been some of the most affected during the coronavirus pandemic.
Why it matters: People in rural and minority communities have been disproportionally impacted by the coronavirus.
Rep. Ro Khanna, a Democrat representing California’s Silicon Valley in the U.S. House of Representatives, said he doesn’t think impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump will interfere with Democrats’ economic agenda once President-elect Biden takes office.
Rep. Ro Khanna of California is a third-term progressive Democrat in the House who has made a name for himself as a strident opponent of the US government's interminable support for the "forever wars" — the numerous military actions that have gone on for years without congressional approval.
Just 20 House Democrats opted to break with their party and their Republican counterparts late Monday to vote against overriding President Donald Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act, a sprawling bill that greenlights over $740 billion in military spending for fiscal year 2021.
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.