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Congressman Ro Khanna

Representing the 17th District of California

Veterans

Veterans LogoIt is our responsibility to return support for the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who took an oath to protect our country. I will advocate for improved health care services and benefits for veterans and increased support for their families and those of our servicemembers. We have a solemn obligation to honor their valor and service to our nation.

Reentry to civilian life is a complicated process that nonetheless provides incredible opportunity for growth and development. I support job training and retraining programs, tax credits for businesses that hire veterans, and a streamlined employment process to fully take advantage of the unique skills veterans have to offer. I will continue to work to ensure our veterans have every opportunity to successfully participate in the digital economy.

In July, the House unanimously passed the Vet-Tec Act, which was part of a legislative package called the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. I was the lead Democratic sponsor of the Vet-Tec Act, which was introduced by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.


Click here to learn more about the bills that I introduced and cosponsored.

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November 15, 2017 Editorials

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This past weekend, our nation united to remember those who gave up their today so we could have our tomorrow—the men and women who put on the uniform and worked together in defense of our freedom and liberty, regardless of their differences. The leadership of our veterans should serve as a model to those of us who serve in Congress.

November 3, 2017 In The News

Although he ran a campaign that emphasized local issues, U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna says there’s a reason he has spent much of his first 10 months in office appearing on national television news discussing American conflicts overseas or Republican budget proposals.

Khanna, a Fremont resident, says he wants to be a “thought leader,” helping to lay out the national progressive agenda and serve as a Democratic alternative to House Speaker Paul Ryan.

October 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, a bipartisan bill was introduced in the House of Representatives to provide military veterans greater access to apprenticeship training programs following their service. The Veteran Apprenticeship and Labor Opportunity Reform (VALOR) Act, led by Reps. Ro Khanna (D-CA), Jodey Arrington (R-TX), and Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) would amend the law in an effort to streamline how non-federal apprenticeship programs based in more than one state are certified.

September 27, 2017 Press Release

September 28, 2017 – Today, Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) honored a World War II ally of the United States, Chinese General Sun Li-jen. General Sun died at the age of 91 in 1990, but his legacy lives on among the Chinese American community.

August 10, 2017 In The News

Plunging his hand into an opened computer chassis, Vichon Ward sorted through a mess of colorful cables, fans and motherboards. The 28-year-old served eight years as a mechanic in the Air Force, repairing massive jet engines at military bases around the world — but before starting a tech training course here last month, he had never seen the inside of a computer.

“I’ve fixed planes my whole life,” said Ward, pulling out a hard drive. “This is brand new.”

July 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) met with representatives from veteran’s groups and other lawmakers to discuss how to implement a new government pilot program to test how GI Bill can help veterans learn jobs skills to join the tech economy.

Earlier this week, the House unanimously passed the Vet-Tec Act, which was part of a legislative package called the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. Rep. Khanna was the lead Democratic sponsor of the Vet-Tec ACT, which was introduced by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.