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March 2, 2020 Newsletter Archive

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.

February 27, 2020 Newsletter Archive

Good afternoon. I would like to provide a few updates about recent developments in Congress and share some important information.

National Census Day is Right Around the Corner

February 25, 2020 Press Release

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.

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February 25, 2020 Press Release

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.

February 13, 2020 Press Release

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.

February 13, 2020 Press Release

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.

February 7, 2020 Press Release

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). 

February 6, 2020 Press Release

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.

February 4, 2020 Press Release

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.

February 3, 2020 Newsletter Archive

Good afternoon. I would like to provide a few updates about recent developments in Congress and share some important information.

No War with Iran Bill Passes with Bipartisan Support

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January 30, 2020 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.

January 30, 2020 In The News

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.

January 30, 2020 In The News

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.

January 27, 2020 In The News

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.

January 17, 2020 In The News

House members introduced bipartisan legislation on Thursday to improve the procurement process for federally funded construction projects.

January 7, 2020 In The News

 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.

December 18, 2019 In The News

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.

December 18, 2019 In The News

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.

December 17, 2019 In The News

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.

December 17, 2019 In The News

When Congress passed sweeping legislation aimed at curbing sex trafficking in 2018, one group was largely excluded from the debate: sex workers themselves.

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