Khanna is the representative for California’s 17th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2017. Khanna is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Khanna.
Khanna is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Khanna has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jul 27, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Ro Khanna sits on the following committees:
Khanna was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4672 (116th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 21701 Stevens Creek Boulevard in Cupertino, California, as the “Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Matthew ...
- H.R. 9014 (116th): United States Semiquincentennial Commission Amendments Act of 2020
- H.R. 5901 (116th): Information Technology Modernization Centers of Excellence Program Act
- H.R. 4183 (116th): Identifying Barriers and Best Practices Study Act
- H.R. 8191 (116th): CHARGE Act
- H.R. 5759 (115th): 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act
- H.R. 3949 (115th): VALOR Act
Does 7 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Khanna sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (24%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Health (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Taxation (10%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (4%) Environmental Protection (4%)
Some of Khanna’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4461: To establish an independent agency in the executive branch to be known as ...
- H.R. 4421: Farm System Reform Act of 2021
- H.R. 3775: State-Based Universal Health Care Act of 2021
- H.R. 3599: Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act of 2021
- H.R. 2731: Endless Frontier Act
- H.Res. 315: Celebrating the 130th anniversary of the birth of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar.
- H.R. 2227: ICBM Act
From Jan 2017 to Jul 2021, Khanna missed 14 of 2,407 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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