Khanna seeks to stop Washington from Dialing for Dollars

17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTThe concept of "Democracy Dollars" just might coax game show host Wink Martindale out of retirement. Except, it's not a pilot for an ABC television show next fall, but an idea Rep. Ro Khanna promoted this week to rid Washington from the effects of special interest campaign contributions.Along with Yale Professor Bruce Ackerman … Continue reading Khanna seeks to stop Washington from Dialing for Dollars

Democracy will ‘crumble’ if Supreme Court nominee is confirmed, says Khanna

Rep. Ro Khanna17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTPresident Donald Trump's nomination last week of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court will have debilitating consequence for the nation, Rep. Ro Khanna told India West."If the Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, our fragile democracy under this administration will crumble even further,” said. Khanna.In the … Continue reading Democracy will ‘crumble’ if Supreme Court nominee is confirmed, says Khanna

Khanna on Congress: ‘Pharmaceutical industry is a cancer on this body’

https://www.c-span.org/video/standalone/?c4645846CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | Rep. Ro Khanna, during a House floor speech Friday, issued a short stemwinder against the powerful pharmaceutical lobby.Khanna asked why an amendment that would lower prescription drug costs by allowing imports from Canada was not including in the proposal that will replace the Affordable Care Act. "It was appalling that … Continue reading Khanna on Congress: ‘Pharmaceutical industry is a cancer on this body’

Barbara Lee has not endorsed Clinton or Sanders, despite Black Caucus pick

Rep. Barbara LeeCONGRESS | 13TH DISTRICT |Rep. Barbara Lee, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, said she has not offered support for any Democratic presidential candidate, despite the announcement Thursday that its Political Action Committee is supporting Hillary Clinton.During an interview Thursday with Democracy Now!, Lee said there is a distinction between members of … Continue reading Barbara Lee has not endorsed Clinton or Sanders, despite Black Caucus pick

Did Khanna Break His Questionnaire Pledge or Not?

Ro KhannaCONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | Over a year ago, Ro Khanna referenced the Federalist Papers and derided the powerful hand of special interests hampering government today. He later said, “Candidates should publicly refuse to fill out questionnaires from interest groups that pre-commit them to positions.”However, when the influential San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber PAC sent … Continue reading Did Khanna Break His Questionnaire Pledge or Not?

Khanna Asks Honda, Why Denounce Redskins, but not Indo American Mailer?

The PAC Working for Us sent two mailerslast month, above and below, that offered racial stereotypes against India.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | It was an especially steely comment as far as campaign press releases in mid-June go from the Ro Khanna campaign Tuesday morning. And the controversy he may need  to unseat Rep. Mike Honda could … Continue reading Khanna Asks Honda, Why Denounce Redskins, but not Indo American Mailer?