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KHANNA, Ro, a Representative from California; born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 13, 1976; graduated from Council Rock High School, Newtown, Pa., 1994; A.B., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill., 1998; J.D. Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 2001; lawyer, private practice; professor; author; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the One Hundred Ninth Congress in 2004; deputy assistant secretary, United States Department of Commerce, 2009-2011; member, Calif. workforce development board, 2012-2016; unsuccessful candidate for election to the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress in 2014; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fifteenth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2017-present)

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Khanna, Ro. Entrepreneurial Nation: Why Manufacturing is Still Key to America's Future. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2012.

Khanna, Ro. Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2022.

"Ro Khanna" in Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Congress, 1900-2017. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of the Historian and the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Publishing Office, 2018.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Agriculture
  • House Committee - Armed Services
  • House Committee - Budget
  • House Committee - Oversight and Reform
    • Environment - Chair
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