Good afternoon. I am sure you have seen news coverage of the global outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the tragic deaths of at least six Americans from this disease. I want to take a moment to directly address this very serious issue.
Good afternoon. I would like to provide a few updates about recent developments in Congress and share some important information.
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Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced the bipartisan Student Apprenticeship Act, a bill that would close the gap between higher education and labor by modernizing workforce training and catalyzing the growth of registered apprenticeships nationwide. This bill is a companion to Sen.
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) introduced legislation instructing the U.S. Department of State to add an additional “(X), Unspecified” sex marker category for U.S. passports, passport cards, or Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, allowing applicants whose genders are neither male nor female a third gender marker option.
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17), House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (SC-6), Rep. David Price (NC-4), and Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (NY-9) introduced H.R. 5884, the “Legal Assistance to Prevent Evictions Act of 2020,” which establishes a competitive grant program to provide legal assistance at no cost to eligible tenants facing eviction.
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) introduced the bipartisan Modernization Centers of Excellence Program Act, a bill that will establish a program at GSA to facilitate the adoption of modern technology by executive agencies.
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17), Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to require that U.S.-based commercial airlines include epinephrine auto-injectors in their onboard emergency medical kits (EMKs).
Washington, DC. – Yesterday, Reps. Ro Khanna (CA-17) and Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) introduced a bipartisan bill to expand the VET-TEC Pilot Program which offers veterans access to non-traditional, technology-focused educational courses. The original VET-TEC Act was signed into law by President Trump in August of 2017.
WASHINGTON, DC – Tonight, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) will welcome Reverend Jethroe Moore II to the U.S. Capitol as the Congressman’s guest to the annual State of the Union.
In The News
When people have a real chance to say what kind of world they want, they tend to tell similar stories: safety for themselves and their families, dignified work, health care. Viewed this way, there is something almost intuitive about many left ideas.
The House voted on Thursday to approve a pair of measures intended to rein in President Donald Trump's ability to take military action against Iran, the latest effort by Democrats to reassert congressional authority amid simmering tensions with the country in the wake of a US strike that killed a top Iranian general.
The House on Thursday moved to block President Trump from taking military action against Iran without the approval of Congress, voting to repeal a 2002 war authorization and to bar him from using federal funds to mount an unauthorized strike against Tehran.
The assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani put the United States dangerously close to all-out war with Iran. The U.S. and Iran avoided this outcome, for now, due in part to anti-war activism within the United States — like the religious leaders who called on Americans to pray for peace.
House members introduced bipartisan legislation on Thursday to improve the procurement process for federally funded construction projects.
A new legislative proposal, crafted amid a brutal housing crisis in the Bay Area and beyond, would help ward off sales and replacements of mobile home parks that are being eyed as redevelopment sites.
Congressional Democrats filed a bill on Tuesday to study the safety of sex workers — an attempt to figure out if Congress’s own crackdown on sex trafficking websites has caused dangerous ramifications.
“As lawmakers, we are responsible for examining unintended consequences of all legislation,” Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a sponsor of the bill, said in a statement on Tuesday.
To combat the ills of the internet, federal lawmakers have increasingly focused on a decades-old law that shields tech companies like Facebook and YouTube from liability for content posted by their users.
On Tuesday, lawmakers put out a new proposal that would require the federal government to study how a pair of laws that targeted online sex trafficking broadly kicked sex workers off the internet last year.
When Congress passed sweeping legislation aimed at curbing sex trafficking in 2018, one group was largely excluded from the debate: sex workers themselves.