Rep. Ro Khanna
Congressman Ro Khanna is serving his second term representing California’s 17th Congressional District, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Rep. Khanna sits on the House Budget, Armed Services, and Oversight and Reform committees and is the Congressional Progressive Caucus’s first vice-chair and serves as an Assistant Whip for the Democratic Caucus. Rep. Khanna passed the first War Powers Resolution through Congress. 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.