Ro (Ro) Khanna (D-USH17)
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Capitol: 202.225.2631
FAX: 202.225.2699
District: 408.436.2720
Representative
Room 306 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0517

Residence: Fremont, CA
Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Ritu Ahuja   DOB: 9/13/1976
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairIndia Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Term Limits Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Antitrust Caucus
Co-ChairNo PAC Caucus
Co-ChairWar Powers Caucus
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Cyber, Information Technology, and Innovation
FC MemberEgypt Human Rights Caucus
Vice ChairFood Allergy Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Autonomous Vehicle Caucus
FC MemberHouse Food Waste Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation
FC MemberHouse National Security Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Affordable Medicines Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Lebanon Friendship Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Reformers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberFourth Amendment Caucus
FC MemberCooperative Business Caucus
FC MemberDefense Spending Reduction Caucus
FC MemberNo War With Iran Caucus
MemberHouse Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
MemberHouse Committee on Oversight and Accountability
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Energy Policy, and Regulatory Affairs
FC MemberCongressional NASA Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Smart Cities
FC MemberCongressional Civility and Respect Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Blockchain Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multicultural Media Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Portuguese American Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic
FC MemberEntrepreneurship Caucus
FC MemberVietnam Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ethiopian American Caucus
FC MemberHouse Quiet Skies Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberCongressional High Technology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers
Ranking MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberCongressional Peace Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Democratic Congressional Delegation
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberBlue Collar Caucus
FC MemberEqual Rights Amendment (ERA) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus (HBCU)
FC MemberCongressional Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional #FutureForum Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
WhipCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Alameda / Santa Clara

Bio

Representative Ro Khanna is a leading progressive voice in the House working to restore American manufacturing and technology leadership, improve the lives of working people, and advance U.S. leadership on climate, human rights, and diplomacy around the world. He believes our nation needs a new economic patriotism to create jobs in the industries of the future and unify Americans -- from the South to the heartland to the coasts -- around a shared purpose.

Khanna proudly represents California's 17th Congressional District, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, and is serving his fourth term. He serves on the House Armed Services Committee as ranking member of the Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies and Information Systems (CITI), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, a member of the Select Committee on the Strategic Competition between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party, and on the Oversight and Accountability committee, where he previously chaired the Environmental Subcommittee.

He has worked across the aisle to deliver on legislation to invest in science and technology, create millions of good paying tech jobs and revitalize American manufacturing and production. Khanna authored the Endless Frontier Act, which formed the basis for the sweeping CHIPS and Science Act signed into law by President Biden.

As Chair of the House Oversight and Reform Environmental Subcommittee, Khanna brought the CEOs of six major fossil fuel companies before Congress to testify under oath about climate disinformation for the first time in history. He also held hearings to investigate the health harms associated with leaded aviation fuel, implement better wildfire preparation measures, and protect America's food supply from the threats posed by climate change. During the Inflation Reduction Act negotiations, Khanna played a key role in ensuring that important climate provisions remained in the final deal.

He is committed to using his position to advance a foreign policy of military restraint and diplomatic engagement. Instead of spending trillions on wars overseas, Khanna believes we should invest in priorities at home like Medicare for All, affordable childcare and free public college and vocational school. To pay for his own higher education, he took out over $100,000 dollars in student loans and as a member of Congress he has called for student loan debt forgiveness - the more, the better.

Khanna is a strong supporter of the labor movement and has pushed for policies like the PRO Act to ensure that no one with a full-time job needs to rely on food stamps, housing vouchers, or other welfare. He is also one of only a few members of Congress to refuse contributions from PACs and lobbyists. He supports a 12-year term limit for Members of Congress, 18 years for Supreme Court Justices, and a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. Since arriving in Congress, he has had five bills signed into law.

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, he taught economics at Stanford University and served as deputy assistant secretary of commerce in the Obama administration. He has written two books- Entrepreneurial Nation- Why Manufacturing is Still Key to America's Future and Dignity in a Digital Age.

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, Khanna enjoys cheering for the Golden State Warriors, watching movies, and traveling. He calls Fremont home, and he and his wife Ritu have two young children.