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Ro Khanna
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 17th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded by Mike Honda
Personal details
Rohit Khanna

September 13, 1976 (1976-09-13) (ageĀ 44)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
Political party Democratic
Relatives Amarnath Vidyalankar (Grandfather)
Education University of Chicago (BA)
Yale University (JD)

Rohit Khanna ( born September 13, 1976) is an American academic, lawyer and politician. He is the U.S. Representative for California's 17th congressional district since 2017. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He beat then-current Representative Mike Honda in the general election on November 8, 2016, after first running for the same seat in 2014.


Khanna also served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the United States Department of Commerce under President Barack Obama from August 8, 2009 to August 2011.

Khanna only accepts donations from individuals and is one of only six members of the U.S. House of Representatives, and ten total members of Congress, who do not take campaign contributions from Political Action Committees (PACs) or corporations.

Khanna was one of the few Representatives to endorse Bernie Sanders for President of the United States.

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