Ro Khanna

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Ro Khanna
Ro Khanna, official portrait, 115th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 17th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded byMike Honda
Personal details
Rohit Khanna

(1976-09-13) September 13, 1976 (age 45)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
Political partyDemocratic
RelativesAmarnath Vidyalankar (Grandfather)
EducationUniversity of Chicago (BA)
Yale University (JD)
WebsiteHouse website

Rohit Khanna (/ˈr ˈkɑːnə/; born September 13, 1976) is an American academic, lawyer and politician. He is the U.S. Representative for California's 17th congressional district since 2017. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He beat then-current Representative Mike Honda in the general election on November 8, 2016, after first running for the same seat in 2014.

Career[change | change source]

Khanna also served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the United States Department of Commerce under President Barack Obama from August 8, 2009 to August 2011.

Khanna only accepts donations from individuals and is one of only six members of the U.S. House of Representatives, and ten total members of Congress, who do not take campaign contributions from Political Action Committees (PACs) or corporations.[1][2][3][4]

Khanna was one of the few Representatives to endorse Bernie Sanders for President of the United States.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "U.S. Senate — Senators' PAC Fundraising in their current Election Cycles". 2017-09-15. Archived from the original on 2019-03-25. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  2. "Khanna starts PAC-free caucus". POLITICO. July 12, 2017. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  3. "'No PAC Act' offers voters hope to be heard". Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  4. "PAC Fundraising Totals and the 115th Congress – House of Representatives @". Archived from the original on December 28, 2017. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  5. "Ro Khanna to Justice Democrats: "I Endorsed Bernie Sanders." Did he Lie? (Update: NO!) » John Halle". John Halle. 2017-05-13. Retrieved 2020-06-22.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Media related to Ro Khanna at Wikimedia Commons