STATEMENT: Rep. Ro Khanna on Trump’s Repackaged Muslim & Refugee Ban
Monday, March 6, 2017 – SILICON VALLEY, CA– Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) released the following statement after President Trump’s executive order seeking to reinstate his Muslim and Refugee ban:
Washington, DC - Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) released the following statement:
“Jeff Sessions should resign. We are a nation that respects the rule of law, and he lied under oath to Congress. There must be an independent, bipartisan investigation into Russia’s interference in our democratic process.”
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Washington, DC - Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) issued the following statement on President Trump's address to Congress this evening:
SAN JOSE, CA – Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) released the following statement:
“My condolences go out to the families of the men involved in this senseless incident of violence in Kansas City. Any act of violence fueled by hatred and xenophobia and prejudice cannot be tolerated. I have faith in local and federal law enforcement to justly investigate this shooting as a hate crime.”
Washington, DC – Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) released the following statement on the Trump Administration rescinding guidance on how Title IX protects transgender students from discrimination.
SAN JOSE, CA – Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) released the following statement on Uber’s recent sexism allegations.
SAN JOSE – Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) released the following statement in response to the flooding in San Jose and mandatory evacuation orders.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today asking the agency to expand subsidized broadband Internet access through the Lifeline program. The letter was in response to the FCC revoking Lifeline Broadband Provider status to nine companies that provide broadband access to low-income households.
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The U.S. Congress made a rare show on Monday night of exercising its oversight powers on matters of war and peace, with the House voting overwhelmingly on a resolution stating that U.S.
The United States has spent years helping Saudi Arabia bombard Yemen, killing thousands of civilians along the way. Now members of Congress say America needs to stop supporting the bloodshed.
In a rare attempt to stand up to U.S. conflicts abroad, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution on Monday which states that U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia in its war against Yemen has not been authorized by Congress.
The U.S. House voted, 366-30, on Monday night to pass a resolution condemning civilian deaths, starvation and the spread of disease in Yemen, admitting that much of the responsibility for that humanitarian crisis rests with the U.S. because of its support for a Saudi-led military intervention and noting that the war has allowed al Qaeda, Islamic State and other groups to thrive.
In a rare exercise of its war-making role, the House of Representatives on Monday overwhelmingly passed a resolution explicitly stating that U.S. military assistance to Saudi Arabia in its war in Yemen is not authorized under legislation passed by Congress to fight terrorism or invade Iraq.
While all eyes in the political world are on the Supreme Court as it considers a Wisconsin case that tests the role of partisan politics in drawing congressional district lines, there’s a flurry of action on the issue unfolding just across the street at the U.S. Capitol.
The House adopted a measure on Monday to call for a political solution to the conflict in Yemen as a compromise to a bipartisan group of lawmakers who had sought a vote on a measure to stop the U.S. military’s participation.
US politicians are set to debate a resolution that would limit "unauthorised" American involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, but the bill is unlikely to move past the House of Representatives, analysts say.
H.CON.RES.81 is expected to be debated on the House floor on Monday. It calls for the invocation of the War Powers Act to end US participation in the war in Yemen.
Skooter McCoy was 20 years old when his wife, Michelle, gave birth to their first child, a son named Spencer. It was 1996, and McCoy was living in the tiny town of Cherokee, North Carolina, attending Western Carolina University on a football scholarship. He was the first member of his family to go to college.
For more than two years, Congress has remained quiet as the United States backed a brutal war in Yemen, supporting a coalition that has killed thousands and starved the country into one of the worst humanitarian crises of the 21st century.