Raja (Raja) Krishnamoorthi (D-USH08)
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Capitol: 202.225.3711
FAX: 202.225.7830
District: 847.413.1959
District FAX: 847.925.0288
Room 115 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-1308

Residence: Schaumburg, IL
Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Priya   DOB: 7/19/1973
Committee Assignments
FC MemberCongressional Citizen Legislature Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Solar Caucus
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy
Co-ChairCongressional Middle Class Jobs Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic
MemberHouse Investigative Subcommittee on Gaetz
FC MemberCongressional Candy Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Environment
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Americans
FC MemberCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
FC MemberHouse Tech Accountability Caucus
FC MemberLyme Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cooperative Business Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Intelligence Modernization and Readiness
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research
FC MemberCongressional New Americans Caucus
FC MemberHouse Quiet Skies Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Oversight and Reform
FC MemberBipartisan Taskforce to Combat the Heroin Epidemic
FC MemberMunicipal Finance Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
MemberHouse Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Ranking MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberFriends of a Free, Democratic, and Stable Syria Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Cook / Lake / McHenry


Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi was elected in November 2016 to represent the 8th District of Illinois, which includes the west and northwest suburbs of Chicago. Raja serves on the Oversight Committee, for which he is also the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, as well as on the House Intelligence Committee. In addition to this committee work, Raja was selected as an Assistant Whip and serves on the Steering and Policy Committee.

Raja's policy platform focuses on growing and strengthening the middle class by supporting small businesses, rebuilding our infrastructure, and protecting Social Security and Medicare. Raja knows our economy works best when it works for all of us, and that's why he's fighting to make college more affordable, expand access to paid sick and parental leave, and guarantee equal pay for equal work.

Raja is the child of immigrants and was reared in Peoria, Illinois. He attended public schools in Peoria and was a valedictorian of his high school class. Scholarships and student loans allowed Raja to graduate summa cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in mechanical engineering and a certificate from the Princeton School of Public Policy. He then graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and clerked for a federal judge before practicing law in Chicago.

Raja pursued public service while practicing law and was appointed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan as a Special Assistant Attorney General to help start the state's Public Integrity Unit created to root out corruption in Illinois. As a member of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, Raja chaired its Audit Committee, helping to provide thousands of low and moderate-income families across the state with affordable housing. Raja also served as Illinois Deputy Treasurer. There, he oversaw the state's technology venture capital fund and helped revamp programs such as the state's unclaimed property program to become leaner and more efficient.

After his time in the Illinois Treasurer's Office, Raja returned to the private sector, serving as president of research-oriented small businesses developing technology in the national security and renewable energy industries. Raja also served as the Vice-Chair of the Illinois Innovation Council and co-founded InSPIRE, a non-profit that provides inner-city students and veterans with training in solar technology.

Raja and his wife, Priya, a physician, live in Schaumburg with their two sons and baby daughter.

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