Raja (Raja) Krishnamoorthi (D-USH08)
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Capitol: 202.225.3711
FAX: 202.225.7830
District: 847.413.1959
Representative
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 Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic
RM MemberHouse Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party
FC MemberHouse Tech Accountability Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Central Intelligence Agency
FC MemberCongressional Candy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Americans
MemberHouse Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
FC MemberLyme Disease Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Oversight and Accountability
FC MemberCooperative Business Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus (CDSC)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Energy Policy, and Regulatory Affairs
FC MemberMunicipal Finance Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberHouse Quiet Skies Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
Counties Representing
Cook / Lake / McHenry

Bio

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 the 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 a member of the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Energy Policy, and Regulatory Affairs. 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 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.