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Rep. Ro Khanna

Representative for California’s 17th District

pronounced roh // KAH-nuh

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 2020.

Photo of Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Khanna.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Dec 11, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

League of Conservation Voters: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% NIAC Action: A United States Chamber of Commerce: 58% The Club for Growth: 25% FreedomWorks: 15% Americans for Prosperity: 8% NumbersUSA: 0%

Committee Membership

Ro Khanna sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Khanna was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Khanna sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (22%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Health (11%) Taxation (11%) Labor and Employment (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Environmental Protection (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Khanna’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Khanna voted Nay

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion ...

Khanna voted Yea

Passed 366/52 on Jul 25, 2018.

The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This ...

Khanna voted Nay

Passed 363/54 on Jul 12, 2018.

H.R. 6237 authorizes appropriations for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the U.S. government for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. The bill authorizes funds for the ...

Khanna voted Nay

Passed 395/19 on Mar 20, 2018.

H.R. 4566 amends Title I of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) to exempt nonbank financial institutions not under the ...

Khanna voted No

Passed 388/25 on Feb 27, 2018.

A new bill could become the first law to apply criminal penalties to website owners due to posts of that site’s users — or so ...

Khanna voted Nay

Passed 380/35 on Jul 28, 2017.

H.R. 3180 authorizes appropriations for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the U.S. government for fiscal year 2018. The bill authorizes funds for the intelligence and ...

Khanna voted Nay

Khanna voted Nay

Passed 372/30 on May 22, 2017.

H.R. 1862 increases the coverage of current laws relating to unlawful sexual conduct with minors during foreign travel. Under current law, certain types of sexual ...

Khanna voted Nay

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Dec 2019, Khanna missed 13 of 1,892 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. This is better than the median of 2.2% 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: