Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Ro Khanna (D-CA), Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip and Member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Nancy Mace (R-SC), introduced the bipartisan Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act to bolster America’s cybersecurity capabilities to match the heightened threats in the digital age.
San Jose, CA – May 26, 2021 – Today, Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA), San Jose Congressman and Member of the House Committee on Oversight, released this statement following the deadly rampage at the Valley Transit Authority (VTA) facility on Younger Ave.
Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Ro Khanna (CA-17) and Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced two pieces of legislation that will better protect residents of manufactured housing communities (MHCs) from predatory financial practices by corporate owners, provide them fundamental rights as tenants, and help keep communities affordable.
Washington, DC – Today, Representative Ro Khanna (CA-17), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and nearly two dozen of their colleagues sent President Joseph P. Biden a letter urging his administration to add a gender inclusive marker (“X”) on all federal IDs.
Washington, DC – Today, Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA), Congressional Progressive Caucus Vice Chair and lead House Sponsor of the Endless Frontier Act, released this statement following the markup and passage of the Endless Frontier Act in the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation:
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Ro Khanna (CA-17), Congressional India Caucus Vice Chair and Member of the House Armed Services Committee, joined the India Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Brad Sherman (CA-30) and Rep. Steve Chabot (OH-01), in addition to co-Vice Chair Rep. Michael Waltz (FL-06), in sending a letter to President Joseph R. Biden.
Good afternoon. I would like to provide a few updates about recent developments in Congress and share some important information.
Endless Frontier Act
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Ro Khanna (CA-17), Congressional India Caucus Vice Chair and Member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in response to the dire COVID-19 crisis in India:
Washington, DC – Today, Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA), Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip and House Armed Services Member, joined Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Todd Young (R-IN), and Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI) in reintroducing the bipartisan Endless Frontier Act.
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Congress is moving with increasing urgency on bipartisan legislation to confront China and bolster U.S. competitiveness in technology and critical manufacturing with the Senate poised to act within weeks on a package of bills.
A group of Republicans and Democrats are putting forward a new plan aimed at bolstering the nation's economic competitiveness against China. It represents a big test of whether Republicans and Democrats can still collaborate on key issues in Congress.
Congressman Ro Khanna of California was the first House Democrat to speak out Friday against President Joe Biden's request for a $715 billion Pentagon budget for Fiscal Year 2022, an increase from the current $704 billion level approved under former President Donald Trump.
Congressional Democrats are introducing legislation to transfer $1bn in funding from a controversial new intercontinental ballistic missile to the development of a universal Covid vaccine.
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.