Good afternoon. I would like to provide a few updates about recent developments in Congress and share some important information.
The House Begins a Formal Impeachment Inquiry
This past Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump. This comes in response to an intelligence community whistleblower report alleging President Trump attempted to pressure the President of Ukraine to investigate the son of a political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. A summary of the phone conversation released last week appears to confirm this transgression.
I continue to support the impeachment inquiry as a response to evidence that President Trump has abused the power of his office to influence a foreign country to intervene in our political system. I am pleased Speaker Pelosi has put the weight of her leadership behind these efforts. As a member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform – one of the six committees conducting investigations – you can be assured that I will continue to hold this President accountable for any wrongdoing. No president is above the law.
Gandhi’s 150th Birthday Celebration
You are invited to a very special commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birthday (October 2, 1869) on Thursday, October 3rd, at 7:00PM in the Multipurpose Room of Regnart Elementary School in Cupertino. This will be a secular and non-denominational community celebration. Please grace the ceremony with family and friends. I look forward to seeing you.
It was great to see so many of you and answer your questions at this month’s town hall in North San Jose. I hope to see you again at my next town hall in Cupertino this Thursday, October 3rd, starting at 7:45 PM in the Multipurpose Room at Regnart Elementary School in Cupertino. If you can’t attend, you can watch on Facebook Live. Please be sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @RepRoKhanna.
Americans Can Breathe a Sigh of Relief with Bolton Gone
John Bolton, one of the architects of the disastrous war in Iraq and notorious proponent of endless foreign military intervention, has stepped down as National Security Advisor. This is a victory for all supporters of diplomacy and restraint in foreign policy. Read my full thoughts in The Nation.
Defending America from Cyber Threats
It is vital that we ensure our nation’s safety from cyber threats in the 21st Century. The new opportunities of the digital era have come with new risks. In response to these risks, I was proud to partner with Senators John Cornyn and Maggie Hassan and Representative John Ratcliffe to introduce a bipartisan bill improving cybersecurity at the federal, state, and local levels. Read more on my website.
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.