Raja (Raja) Krishnamoorthi (D-USH08)
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Capitol: 202.225.3711
FAX: 202.225.7830
District: 847.413.1959
Room 2367 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-1308

Residence: Schaumburg, IL
Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Priya   DOB: 7/19/1973
Committee Assignments
FC MemberCongressional Citizen Legislature Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Middle Class Jobs Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Solar Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic
RM MemberHouse Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party
Co-ChairCOVID-19 Global Vaccination Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Distracted Driving Awareness
FC MemberCongressional Candy Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Energy Policy, and Regulatory Affairs
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Central Intelligence Agency
FC MemberHouse Tech Accountability Caucus
FC MemberTransatlantic Friends of Israel Caucus
FC MemberMaternity Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Americans
MemberHouse Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
FC MemberLyme Disease Caucus
FC MemberCooperative Business Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Oversight and Accountability
FC MemberCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional New Americans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Blockchain Caucus
FC MemberHouse Quiet Skies Caucus
FC MemberGreat Lakes Task Force (Joint)
FC MemberBipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic
FC MemberMunicipal Finance Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Fentanyl Prevention Caucus
FC MemberFriends of a Free, Democratic, and Stable Syria Caucus
Ranking MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberAhmadiyya Muslim Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberUnexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force
FC MemberCongressional #FutureForum Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
Counties Representing
Cook / Lake / McHenry


Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi was elected to Congress in 2016 and is now in his fourth term representing Illinois' 8th District, which includes Chicago's west and northwest suburbs as well as the 41st ward of the city. He serves as Ranking Member of the Select Committee on Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party, making him the first South Asian American in history to lead a Congressional Committee. He also serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Committee on Oversight and Accountability as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Health Care and Financial Services. The Congressman is a Vice-Chair of the Equality Caucus and Co-Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Immigration Task Force. In addition, he is the founder and Chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic and the bipartisan Solar Caucus.

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

Representative Krishnamoorthi 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, the Congressman chaired the Audit Committee, helping to provide thousands of low and moderate-income families across the state with affordable housing. Congressman Krishnamoorthi also served as Illinois Deputy Treasurer, where he oversaw the state's technology venture capital fund and helped make programs such as the state's unclaimed property program leaner and more efficient.

After his time in the Illinois Treasurer's Office, Representative Krishnamoorthi returned to the private sector, serving as President of a research-oriented small businesses developing technology in the national security and renewable energy industries. Representative Krishnamoorthi 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.

The Congressman resides with his wife Priya, a physician, and 3 children in Schaumburg, Illinois.