Washington, DC – Representatives Carolyn B.
Tonight the Congress voted on a “continuing resolution” to re-open the federal government by funding it on a short-term basis. This development only bought two more weeks for the President and Congress to negotiate but does not commit to a vote renewing DACA for more than 800,000 DREAMers affected by the President’s decision to cancel the program four months ago.
I want to assure you that my offices will be open and our work for you and the people in Silicon Valley will continue.
Washington, DC – Today, amid growing concerns and escalating tensions with Pyongyang, Rep. Ro Khanna, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, led more than 30 bipartisan members in sending an urgent letter to the Trump Administration, calling for re-establishment of military-to-military communication.
The false missile alert in Hawaii on Saturday reminds us that miscalculation and human error are major risks that can escalate to war. Fortunately, recent events offer hope for diplomacy in the Korean Peninsula.
Washington, DC – Rep. Ro Khanna, member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement in response to the tax bill passing the House by a vote of 227-203:
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ro Khanna, member of the House Armed Services Committee, strongly disagreed with President Trump’s announcement that he will break with longstanding U.S. presidential policy by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and begin the process of moving the U.S. embassy:
Washington, DC -- U.S. Representatives Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s call for Saudi Arabia to lift a crippling blockade on Yemen that has prevented food, fuel, and medicine from reaching Yemenis facing a famine.
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Rep. Ro Khanna (D., Calif.) called for an Internet "bill of rights" similar to those in Europe during an appearance Wednesday on CNBC.
Khanna, whose California district includes Silicon Valley, said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's appearances on Capitol Hill revealed a "knowledge gap" about social media among lawmakers.
U.S. Representative Ro Khanna, a California Democrat, says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony was long overdue. He speaks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."
Increased regulation in the technology sector would be good for Facebook but bad for its competitors, said Kevin Knight, former Team Lead of Facebook Creative Shop in New York.
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein was just a twelve-mile drive from Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., when she fielded a question about what Washington is doing to protect America’s Democratic process from cyber attacks by foreign actors.
Rep. Ro Khanna, who represents Silicon Valley in the House, says he has spoken to Facebook officials and warned them that it is time to create an Internet Bill of Rights that includes the right to know your data, delete your data and transfer your data online.
SCOTT DETROW, HOST:
This coming week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will sit before House and Senate committees. He'll be answering questions about how a conservative political firm improperly obtained data about up to 87 million Facebook users. The Cambridge Analytica scandal looks like it may be a tipping point when it comes to how the public and how politicians view social media.
Mark Zuckerberg will be headed to Washington. No one knows precisely when or to whom, but he himself has said he would be “happy” to testify.
That he has never been before Congress is one of those minor miracles that only technology companies seem capable of generating through their bulky “policy” (i.e. lobbying) teams and still considerable popularity.
A little-noticed provision in the 2,232-page government spending bill passed last week bans U.S. arms from going to a controversial ultranationalist militia in Ukraine that has openly accepted neo-Nazis into its ranks.
Tech policy issues could drive decision-making at the polls in 2018, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), whose district includes Silicon Valley, told Bloomberg Law.
“Net neutrality is a voting issue, especially for young folks,” Khanna said.
The revelation that British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica collected and maintained data on 50 million Facebook users to influence U.S. elections has prompted calls for oversight, investigation and possibly regulation of the social media giant.