FREMONT – Ro Khanna, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and candidate for California’s 17th congressional district, issued the following statement today on the Marketplace Fairness Act:
“I strongly urge the House to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act, which has already been approved in the Senate with bipartisan support. Small businesses here in the 17th district are demanding that Congress remove the special tax loopholes for online retailers and create a level playing field. A uniform tax code for online sales tax will also avoid a compliance nightmare for companies that do business in different states with different laws. Overall, the Marketplace Fairness Act is a commonsense way to address some of the fundamental problems with our outdated tax regime.”
FREMONT – Jeremy Bird, Ro for Congress General Consultant and former Obama for America National Field Director, issued the following statement today responding to Democracy for America’s baseless attacks against Ro Khanna:
“As someone who has worked tirelessly for progressive candidates and causes, I know that Ro is the type of thought leader that we need to change the status quo in Washington.
FREMONT – Ro Khanna, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and candidate for California’s 17th congressional district, issued the following statement today on Ambassador Gary Locke’s announcement that he will step down early next year:
“I join the rest of the country today in thanking Ambassador Gary Locke for his service as the United States Ambassador to China. I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with the Ambassador on manufacturing and trade issues while we both served at the Department of Commerce. Ambassador Locke has been a steadfast leader on growing the American economy, boosting exports, and strengthening the vital partnership between the United States and China. He is also a model public servant, and as the first Chinese American to hold this position, he has paved a new road for future generations to follow.”
FREMONT – Ro Khanna, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and candidate for California’s 17th congressional district, issued the following statement today on the new patent office to open in San Jose:
“I am very encouraged by the Commerce Department’s announcement that they will be opening a long overdue patent office in Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley is the world’s leader in new patent applications and this much needed office will add tremendous value to the regional and national economy. As a Congressman, I will work to ensure that all of our patent offices are fully staffed and that the processing backlog is expedited.”
"Veteran’s Day is an important opportunity to reflect on the dedication and unwavering commitment of those who have served in the United States military. Answering our nation’s call of duty requires tremendous sacrifice for those in uniform and for all the families who share in that sacrifice. As Americans, we have an obligation to support our veterans who have given so much throughout history to protect our freedom. Upholding this commitment means working with the VA to reduce its backlog, improving mental health care for combat veterans, and providing resources and guidance for those who want to receive a higher education. It also means focusing our national attention on the transition from military to civilian life by investing in job training programs and working with employers to ensure veterans are able to apply their valuable skills to a new job."
From San Jose Inside
by Nick Rivelli
Almost two weeks into the federal government shutdown, there are still 800,000 employees sitting at home, waiting for Congress to approve a budget and allow them to get back to work.
Some progress has been made in the completely avoidable stoppage—President Obama and House Republicans actually met!—but ultimately they’re still at odds.
From Roll Call
by Emily Cahn
Attorney Ro Khanna, a Democrat challenging longtime Rep. Michael M. Honda, D-Calif., raised $504,000 in the third quarter, bringing his total cash on hand to $1.9 million, his campaign announced Tuesday.
It’s another impressive fundraising haul for Khanna, who brought in $1 million last quarter for the 17th District race. He’s raised $2.8 million total since entering the contest in this Northern California district, according to his campaign.
From The Hill
by Cameron Joseph
Former Obama administration official Ro Khanna (D) has raised another $500,000 for his campaign against Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.), cementing his position as a well-funded challenger to the longtime congressman.
Khanna's latest haul is a drop-off from the previous quarter, when he topped $1 million, but nonetheless is more than most sitting incumbents raise in a quarter, even those in competitive races.
Ro Khanna’s momentum grows in Q3 without accepting money from political action committees, lobbyists, or special interests
FREMONT – The Ro for Congress campaign announced today that it raised $504,450 from 542 donors over the course of the summer fundraising quarter – with 89% of total raised coming from California. With this impressive outpouring of support, Khanna has now raised $2,800,133 for the 2014 election cycle and has increased his cash-on-hand to $1,904,779, following his record-breaking second quarter. In addition to having what is expected to be one of the top fundraising quarters in the country, there was a uniquely high amount of local and first time federal donors – reflecting the growing enthusiasm here in the Bay Area.
FREMONT – Ro Khanna, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and candidate for California’s 17th congressional district, issued the following statement today on the Congressional failure to avert the first federal government shutdown in 16 years:
“Today, working families all across the Bay Area are frustrated that the government shut down because Congress couldn’t fulfill its most basic responsibility: passing a budget. The gridlock and dysfunction in Congress is jeopardizing our economic recovery and threatening our future competitiveness. Beginning with Alexander Hamilton, there has been wide agreement that the federal government has an important role to play in supporting the economy – but Congress has lost sight of its priorities, and as a result, we have seen some of the most reckless economic policy in our history. We need to move the country away from ideological entrenchment and back to our founding principles of pragmatism and working together for the common good.