Congressman Ro Khanna was elected to represent California’s 17th district, which mostly includes the South San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley, in 2016. He serves as a member of the Committee on the Budget and the Committee on Armed Services.
Prior to his election to Congress, Khanna served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the United States Department of Commerce under President Barack Obama. Originally from Pennsylvania and the son of Indian immigrants, Khanna graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago and received a law degree from Yale University.
Congressman Khanna supports a strong US-Israel relationship, and believes that the US should play a leading role in efforts to secure a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians through a negotiated two-state solution. Khanna supported the Iran nuclear deal and also signed on to the Price-Connolly letter, a bipartisan effort signed by 191 Members of Congress to urge President Trump to reaffirm support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.