Good afternoon. I would like to provide a few updates about recent developments in Congress and share some important information.
President Trump Vetoes Historic Yemen War Powers Resolution
For more than two years, I have worked with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to assert Congress’ authority on issues of war and peace. These efforts culminated with the historic passage of my Yemen War Powers Resolution through the House and Senate with bipartisan majorities. Unfortunately, President Trump vetoed the resolution, opting to continue U.S. participation in the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen and prolonging the humanitarian catastrophe. The U.S. remains complicit in the suffering of tens of millions of innocent people as long as we participate in this war.
However, passage of this resolution through both houses of Congress still sends a clear signal to the Saudis that they must lift their blockade and allow humanitarian assistance into Yemen. Our bipartisan and bicameral success will also caution this and future administrations from going to war without first seeking authorization from Congress. Here is the bottom line: I will not give up this fight. I will continue to lead my colleagues in Congress and work with stakeholders and advocates for peace to cut off all U.S. participation in this war.
Calling All for Coffee Hours
When I am back in Silicon Valley, one of my primary goals is to meet with constituents to hear about what matter to you. This provides an important perspective that I cannot get in Washington D.C. This past month, I met with local elected officials, government representatives like the regional VA, non-profit organizations like ambassadors for the Alzheimer’s Association of Silicon Valley, and several other constituents who conveyed their concerns and ideas. If you would like to meet with me to discuss federal policies and how they concern you, please make a request here. Serving you is my job, and your input is crucial to achieving that.
It was great to see so many of you and answer your questions at this month’s town hall in Newark. I hope to see you again at my next town hall in Santa Clara on May 18th starting at 1:30pm at Cabrillo Middle School. If you can’t attend, you can watch on Facebook Live. Please be sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @RepRoKhanna.
Fixing Capitalism for All Americans
Despite stock market gains, our economy still isn’t working for tens of millions of Americans. Concentration of financial power in the hands of fewer and fewer individuals and corporations is a recipe for disaster. My mission in Congress is to take on the powerful interests to build an economy with real opportunity for all people. Read further in the Washington Post.
Caseworkers in my Santa Clara office are available to help Silicon Valley residents navigate the bureaucracy of federal agencies. My staff can help you solve problems with immigration, visas, Social Security payments and VA paperwork, among other areas. Please note our new location at 3150 De La Cruz Blvd., Suite 240, Santa Clara, CA 95054. We are just north of the Trimble/De La Cruz exit off Highway 101. Visit my website for more information.