Washington, DC - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Reps. Ro Khanna, (D-CA), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Peter Welch (D-VT), and Cori Bush (D-MO), along with more than two dozen colleagues, on Tuesday introduced sweeping legislation to drastically reduce the cost of prescription drugs in the United States.
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Ro Khanna (CA-17) joined Santa Clara and Alameda Counties in celebrating over $1 billion in funding for California’s 17th Congressional District in President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Following Rep. Khanna’s vote in favor of the package on the House Floor, the Congressman was joined by both counties in issuing the below statement:
Washington, DC – Following four years of the Trump administration’s “America First” foreign policy, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Representative Ro Khanna (CA-17) today urged the Biden administration to restore U.S. global nuclear nonproliferation leadership.
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), Member of the House Armed Services Committee & Congressional Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip, issued the below statement following the news of President Biden’s decision to conduct target air strikes in Syria:
Washington, DC – Today, Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) joined 22 of his colleagues in sending a letter to President Joe Biden & Vice President Kamala Harris urging them to overrule the Senate parliamentarian’s decision not to include a $15 minimum wage in the Budget Reconciliation package.
Good afternoon. I would like to provide a few updates about recent developments in Congress and share some important information.
Stop CHEATERS Act
Washington, DC – Following the colossal Robinhood/GameStop fiscal chaos, Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17), Deputy Whip of the Congressional Progressive Caucus & Member of the House Committee on Oversight, has introduced the Stop Corporations and Higher Earners from Avoiding Taxes and Enforce Rules Strictly (CHEATERS) Act to bring back tax enforcement on the ultra-rich.
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) issued the following statement ahead of the February 18th hearing on the GameStop/Reddit/Robinhood controversy before the House Committee on Financial Services:
In The News
Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, is set to unveil a trio of bills designed to lower the cost of prescription drugs and give American consumers access to the competitive global drug market.
US Representative Ro Khanna is consistent. The California Democrat was an outspoken critic of former president Donald Trump’s unauthorized use of military force in the Middle East, and he immediately objected when President Joe Biden ordered air strikes targeting Iranian-backed militias in Syria on February 25.
hroughout his time in Congress, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), the 44-year-old Obama administration alumnus and former tech lawyer, has drawn scrutiny from progressives as well as pro-Israel advocates for his somewhat heterodox approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
An outspoken progressive Democrat is wary of President Biden’s approach to the Middle East, arguing it’s like “conceding defeat of the aspiration” to win a Nobel Peace Prize.
Why it matters: A number of members of Biden’s own party dislike his Middle East strategy, as his administration signals the region is no longer the priority it was for President Obama and his predecessors.
A group of House progressives are urging the Biden administration in a new letter to overrule the Senate parliamentarian and keep a $15 minimum wage in the $1.9 trillion stimulus plan.
Rep. Ro Khanna has built a brand as a progressive who will take positions even if they are at odds with establishment Democrats. Just over a month into the administration, he is making that clear to President Biden.
Liberal House Democrats are pleading with Vice President Kamala Harris to ignore the ruling of the Senate's parliamentarian and decide that the $15 federal minimum wage can stay in the Covid relief package during Senate floor debate this week.
When President Joe Biden announced the US will end support for Saudi Arabia's offensive operations in Yemen, Rep. Ro Khanna felt the decision was a vindication of a fight he's been engaged in for years.
Wealthy individuals and large companies would face a major increase in the risk of getting audited by the IRS in two bills unveiled by Democratic lawmakers Thursday.
Rep. Ro Khanna, Silicon Valley’s lawmaker in Congress, on Thursday proposed a bill aimed at bulking up the Internal Revenue Service’s enforcement tools and ability to crack down on tax evasion.