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 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 46 years old.
Read our 2022 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, 2019 to Mar 23, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Ro Khanna sits on the following committees:
Khanna was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 7535 (117th): Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Preparedness Act
- H.R. 3599 (117th): Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act of 2021
- 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
Does 9 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 (17%) Health (12%) Taxation (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Agriculture and Food (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (5%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Khanna recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.Res. 228: Recognizing the Kingdom of Bhutan as responsible for the oppression and forced eviction …
- H.R. 1014: Big Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act
- H.R. 798: Protecting America’s Meatpacking Workers Act of 2023
- H.R. 797: Farm System Reform Act of 2023
- H.R. 514: National Development Strategy and Coordination Act of 2023
- H.Res. 19: Acknowledging the role of the United States in El Salvador’s civil war and …
- H.R. 9697 (117th): To prohibit the use of funds to provide United States military support …
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2017 to Mar 2023, Khanna missed 21 of 3,324 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. This is better than the median of 1.5% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Office of Ro Khanna for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills