Bay Area congressmembers react to Capitol insurrection; Barbara Lee calls it ‘violent coup attempt’

Alameda County's three members of Congress faced one of the darkest days in American history on Wednesday as a mob of pro-Trump protesters surrounded the Capitol and entered the chambers. Alameda County Reps. Barbara Lee, Ro Khanna, and Eric Swalwell each tweeting abhorrence of the events and notified constituents of their safety. Lee called the … Continue reading Bay Area congressmembers react to Capitol insurrection; Barbara Lee calls it ‘violent coup attempt’

Khanna, Sanders, propose medical masks for all

With the number of coronavirus cases surging in many parts of the country, including California, and locally, in Alameda County, Rep. Ro Khanna, along with Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a bill on Tuesday to mail a medical mask to all Americans. “If we can afford a $740 billion defense budget, we can afford to send … Continue reading Khanna, Sanders, propose medical masks for all

Khanna touts Warren for veep

In a series of tweets last week, East Bay Rep. Ro Khanna strongly advocated for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to select Sen. Elizabeth Warren as his vice presidential nominee. Khanna, a former co-chair for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, tweeted, “She needs to be on the ticket.” On Monday, Khanna ramped up his push … Continue reading Khanna touts Warren for veep

Ro loves coffee

I have missed going to coffee shops and my masala tea in Fremont.-Rep. Ro Khanna answering a constituent's question during a virtual town hall on Thursday about the first thing he'll do when social distancing orders are lifted.

Khanna on CDC funding

How about we consider how inadequately we have been funding government and public health?—Rep. Ro Khanna challenging small government advocates by noting that funding for the Centers for Disease Control makes up just 1.5% of the U.S. defense budget during a hearing on the coronavirus on Wednesday.

Influential Indian power broker is done with Ro Khanna

After nearly two terms in Congress, Rep. Ro Khanna has become a nationwide progressive leader. His work on Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign could possibly put Khanna in line for a job in the Social Democrat's future administration.Khanna is already one of the most powerful Indian Americans in Washington. But his rise as a progressive … Continue reading Influential Indian power broker is done with Ro Khanna

House approves Lee, Khanna bills that limit presidential war powers

The House of Representatives approved legislation authored by Rep. Barbara Lee on Thursday that would repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) that led to the war in Iraq. A bill, introduced by Rep. Ro Khanna that withholds military spending for any military conflict with Iran without congressional consent, also passed the … Continue reading House approves Lee, Khanna bills that limit presidential war powers

House to schedule a vote on Barbara Lee’s repeal of 2001 AUMF

After almost two decades of persistence, Rep. Barbara Lee's quest to repeal the Authorization for Use of Military force (AUMF) that led to the Iraq War, and that she has doggedly opposed over the years, will come to a vote in Congress. A bill introduced by Lee to repeal the 2001 AUMF will be heard … Continue reading House to schedule a vote on Barbara Lee’s repeal of 2001 AUMF

Sanders, Khanna introduce legislation opposing war in Iran without approval of Congress

A day after President Trump roiled the geopolitics of the Middle East by authorizing the assassination of Iran's highest-ranking military commander, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Ro Khanna renewed an effort to limit military force in the region without the prior consent of congress. Sanders and Khanna said Friday they plan to introduce legislation that will … Continue reading Sanders, Khanna introduce legislation opposing war in Iran without approval of Congress

Alameda County reps vote to impeach Trump

The House of Representatives voted along party lines to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday. The historic vote included support from Alameda County's three members of Congress. Below is remarks made on the House floor in support of impeachment by Reps. Eric Swalwell, Barbara Lee, and Ro Khanna. https://twitter.com/RepSwalwell/status/1207412407993356295 https://twitter.com/RepBarbaraLee/status/1207337553482919936 https://twitter.com/RepRoKhanna/status/1207342264390950912

Khanna slams fellow Dems, GOP for supporting defense bill to fund ‘endless wars’

Rep. Ro Khanna serves as one of Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign co-chairs. It seems Sanders' progressive rhetoric and propensity to skewering not only the right, but the left, is rubbing off on Khanna. The Fremont and Silicon Valley gave a blistering speech on the House floor Wednesday in opposition of the National Defense Authorization … Continue reading Khanna slams fellow Dems, GOP for supporting defense bill to fund ‘endless wars’

Six to challenge Eric Swalwell in March primary; Khanna faces candidate critical of his stance toward Pakistan

By now, Rep. Eric Swalwell's image on any cable news network over the past three years has greatly raised his profile in a mostly positive manner. But there is a flip-side to his ubiquity in the public eye. Six candidates will challenge his re-election in the 15th Congressional District next March. They include three Democrats, … Continue reading Six to challenge Eric Swalwell in March primary; Khanna faces candidate critical of his stance toward Pakistan

Khanna wants PG&E to become a public utility

Rep. Ro Khanna called on the state of California to take public ownership of the increasingly troubled PG&E. Amid several rounds of large and unprecedented power shut-offs in recent weeks intended to lower the potential of its transmission lines igniting wildfires in Northern California, Khanna told CNBC on Tuesday that PG&E's response to the wildfires … Continue reading Khanna wants PG&E to become a public utility

Khanna on Syria withdrawal

For all those piling on Trump for his hasty Syria withdrawal: I hear you. But what is our plan?-Rep. Ro Khanna challenging fellow Democrats after President Trump ordered the withdrawal of U.S. troops in Syria.

Eric Swalwell has skipped more votes than any other House Democrat

While on a quixotic run for president, Rep. Eric Swalwell skipped more votes than any other elected Democrat in the House of Representatives this session outside of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Swalwell ended his bid for president after just three months last July, all the while missing a whopping 40 percent of all votes in Congress, … Continue reading Eric Swalwell has skipped more votes than any other House Democrat