Ro (Ro) Khanna (D-17)

US Representative Ro Khanna

Ro (Ro) Khanna (D-17)
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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
3150 De La Cruz Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Residence:Fremont, CA

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairCongressional Term Limits Caucus
Co-ChairNo PAC Caucus
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Environment
Co-ChairWar Powers Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Antitrust Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberCongressional Affordable Medicines Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberEntrepreneurship Caucus
FC MemberEgypt Human Rights Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies and Information Systems
FC MemberCongressional Civility and Respect Caucus
FC MemberFourth Amendment Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit
FC MemberCongressional Cooperative Business Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Blockchain Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
FC MemberNo War With Iran Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Reformers Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture
FC MemberHouse Quiet Skies Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
FC MemberCongressional Ethiopian American Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Taskforce to Combat the Heroin Epidemic
FC MemberCongressional Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multicultural Media Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Peace Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers
FC MemberCongressional Portuguese American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Vietnam
FC MemberCongressional NASA Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Task Force
MemberHouse Committee on Oversight and Reform
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Government Operations
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
Ranking MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional #FutureForum Caucus
FC MemberBlue Collar Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Smart Cities
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
WhipCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
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 (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus

Bio

Representative Ro Khanna represents California's 17th Congressional District, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, and is serving his third term. Rep. Khanna sits on the House Committees on Agriculture, Armed Services, and Oversight and Reform, where he chairs the Environmental Subcommittee. Additionally, Rep. Khanna is the Deputy Whip of the Congressional Progressive Caucus; serves as an Assistant Whip for the Democratic Caucus and is the Democratic Vice Chair of the House Caucus on India and Indian Americans. Rep. Khanna is working to ensure our nation is focused on creating new tech jobs across the country, particularly for American left behind, and investing in science and technology to win the 21st Century. 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. He is also committed to advancing a foreign policy of military restraint and diplomatic engagement. Instead of spending trillions on wars overseas, Rep. Khanna believes we should invest in priorities at home like Medicare for All, Debt Free College, and a new 21st Century infrastructure. A dedicated political reformer, Rep. Khanna is one of only a few members of Congress 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.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Ritu Ahuja   DOB: 9/13/1976
Counties Representing
Alameda
Santa Clara