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March 13, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) and Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-13) proposed legislation to establish an emergency Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill would provide a check between $1,000 and $6,000 to every American who earned less than $65,000 last year. More than three-quarters of American workers would qualify for this tax relief.

March 12, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Santa Clara County’s Representatives in Congress, Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Ro Khanna (CA-17) and Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Santa Clara County Board President Cindy Chavez and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo called on the U.S.

March 5, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) introduced legislation to amend the Espionage Act of 1917 to better protect journalists and whistleblowers under attack in the modern era. Rep.

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.

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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.

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In The News

December 17, 2019 In The News

Congress rarely passes major legislation with a bipartisan vote, but last year both parties agreed that sex work should no longer be promoted online. Experts and sex workers themselves warned that punishing sites that host prostitution ads would force the industry into dangerous shadows, but Congress ignored them. 

December 10, 2019 In The News

After House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement Monday on a massive annual military spending measure, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ro Khanna condemned the bipartisan compromise as "a bill of astonishing moral cowardice" that will hand the Pentagon $738 billion in 2020 while doing nothing to end U.S. complicity in Saudi Arabia's assault on Yemen.

December 5, 2019 In The News

Rep. Ro Khanna (D–Calif.) is drafting legislation that would study the effects of FOSTA, the bipartisan "sex trafficking" bill that bans hosting any web content promoting prostitution. Since its passage in April 2018, a host of anecdotal evidence suggests that the law has had negative outcomes for sex workers, law enforcement, and online speech.

December 4, 2019 In The News

When a group of bills known as SESTA/FOSTA was introduced in early 2018, it garnered widespread bipartisan support. The bills were intended to curb online sex trafficking, a goal that was easy for lawmakers to get behind, and one that few wanted to be seen actively opposing. One of the few dissenting votes was from Rep. Ro Khanna, a Democrat from California.

November 27, 2019 In The News

As soon as next week, Democrats in Congress will have another chance to end U.S. participation in the brutal Saudi-led war in Yemen.

November 8, 2019 In The News

As presidential hopefuls campaign on a national “Medicare for all” system, a California congressman is pushing for a different path to universal coverage: letting the states go first.

November 1, 2019 In The News

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) called for a public takeover of the investor-owned utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. as anger mounts over widespread blackouts aimed at keeping electrical equipment from igniting wildfires. 

October 31, 2019 In The News

Rep. Ro Khanna, a Democrat from California, has called on Gov. Gavin Newsom to transform Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) into a customer-owned utility.

October 30, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Fremont, on Tuesday called for "bold action," urging California to seize public ownership of PG&E amidst widespread wildfires throughout the state.

"This situation has been devastating for many people across California. Many are without power and homes have been destroyed by these fires," Khanna said in a statement from his office in Washington, D.C.

October 29, 2019 In The News

California Rep. Ro Khanna told CNBC on Tuesday the government should take control of PG&E as the nation’s largest utility puts millions of state residents in the dark in hopes of preventing more wildfires.

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