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House Democrats on Wednesday touted unprecedented majority support for a bill that would expand Medicare to the entire U.S. population, reflecting a growing liberal consensus behind single-payer health insurance.
As a newly elected progressive Democrat, Representative Ro Khanna (CA) couldn’t be more out of step with the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives. He supports free public college, for example, along with a single payer health care system and a path to citizenship for undocumented residents.
On this episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, the Congressman Ro Khanna came by the studio to speak with Kara and Recode’s Senior Editor for Policy and Politics, Tony Romm. The conversation ranged from Silicon Valley’s responsibility toward American citizens to job creation and job loss due to technological advances.
U.S. freshman congressman Ro Khanna, a Democrat representing the 17th District of California, which includes Santa Clara, held a Town Hall meeting on May 7 at the Performing Arts Center of Santa Clara High School. Khanna was welcomed by Santa Clara City Councilmember Kathy Watanabe.
Rep. Ro Khanna, congressman from California, talks with David Axelrod about the need for the Democratic Party to develop an effective economic message that resonates in every part of the country, why he supported Bernie Sanders in last year's Democratic primary, and why he believes President Trump's actions so far have benefitted Wall Street at the expense of Main Street.
Ro Khanna has a $1 trillion plan to fatten Americans’ wallets.
Congressman Ro Khanna has a message for the winners of Silicon Valley: You have a civic duty to help the entire country.
How can Democrats best reply to the Trump agenda?
Since the rise of the tea party, the Democratic response that seems to have resonated most with voters has been to promise more stuff to more people.
You want to slow the growth of Social Security benefits for the upper income? We’ll increase Social Security. For everybody.
The Trump Administration may not believe that automation threatens today’s American workforce, but try telling that to a travel agent or a truck driver or a factory worker or an accountant. One recent study found that for every one robot introduced to the workforce, six related human jobs disappear. But those six humans still need to get by.
For all the important debates happening right now in the United States, the economy remains at the top of people's minds. In a recent CNN/ORC poll, respondents listed it as the top issue facing the country.