Ro (Ro) Khanna (D-USH17)
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Capitol: 202.225.2631
FAX: 202.225.2699
District: 408.436.2720
District FAX: 408.436.2721
Room 221 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0517

Residence: Fremont, CA
Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Ritu Ahuja   DOB: 9/13/1976
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Term Limits Caucus
Co-ChairNo PAC Caucus
Co-ChairWar Powers Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Antitrust Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy
FC MemberCongressional Affordable Medicines Caucus
Vice ChairCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Civility and Respect Caucus
FC MemberFourth Amendment Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Blockchain Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cooperative Business Caucus
FC MemberHouse Quiet Skies Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities
FC MemberCongressional Reformers Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Taskforce to Combat the Heroin Epidemic
FC MemberCongressional Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multicultural Media Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Government Operations
FC MemberCongressional Ethiopian American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pakistan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Peace Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Vietnam
FC MemberCongressional Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Task Force
FC MemberCongressional NASA Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Portuguese American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Oversight and Reform
FC MemberCongressional #FutureForum Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
Ranking MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberBlue Collar Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus (House)
Advisory MemberWomen Veterans Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Budget
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Alameda / Santa Clara


Congressman Ro Khanna represents California's 17th Congressional District, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, and is serving in his second term. Rep. Khanna sits on the House Budget, Armed Services, and Oversight and Reform committees and is first vice chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. He also serves as an Assistant Whip for the Democratic Caucus.

Rep. Khanna is committed to representing the people and ideas rooted in Silicon Valley to the nation and throughout the world. For each job created in the high-tech industry, another four jobs are created. The tech multiplier is even larger than the multiplier for U.S. manufacturing. Rep. Khanna will work to ensure the technology sector is at the forefront of U.S. economic policy and strive to provide opportunities to those our changing economy and technological revolution has left behind. To do so, the U.S. must implement policies that will not only create tech jobs in Silicon Valley but across America. This includes job training programs, economic development initiatives, re-wiring the U.S. labor market, and debt-free college to help working families prepare for the future.

A dedicated political reformer, Rep. Khanna is one of just six elected officials to refuse contributions from PACs and lobbyists. He also supports a 12-year term limit for Members of Congress and a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

Rep. Khanna was born in Philadelphia, PA, during America's bicentennial, to a middle-class family. Both of his parents immigrated to the United States in the 1970s from India in search of opportunity and a better life for their children. His father is a chemical engineer and his mother is a substitute school teacher. Rep. Khanna's commitment to public service was inspired by his grandfather who was active in Gandhi's independence movement, worked with Lala Lajpat Rai in India, and spent several years in jail for promoting human rights.

Prior to serving in Congress, Rep. Khanna taught economics at Stanford University, law at Santa Clara University, and American Jurisprudence at San Francisco State University. He wrote the book Entrepreneurial Nation- Why Manufacturing is Still Key to America's Future and worked as a lawyer specializing in intellectual property law. Rep. Khanna served in President Barack Obama's administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In 2012, California Governor Jerry Brown appointed him to the California Workforce Investment Board. He has also provided pro bono legal counsel to Hurricane Katrina victims with the Mississippi Center for Justice, and co-authored an amicus brief on the fair housing U.S. Supreme Court case, Mount Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, Inc.

Rep. Khanna graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago and received a law degree from Yale University. As a student at the University of Chicago, he walked precincts during Barack Obama's first campaign for the Illinois Senate in 1996. In his free time, Rep. Khanna enjoys cheering for the Golden State Warriors, watching movies, and traveling. He and his wife Ritu call Fremont, CA, home.

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