Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna, who was just lately elected for a 3rd consecutive time period from the congressional district representing Silicon Valley, has been named because the Democratic Vice Chair of the Congressional India Caucus.
The seat has been created for the primary time since its formation in 1994. Ro Khanna is being thought of as a possible contender to fill the US Senate seat from California that can fall vacant in January after Kamala Harris is sworn in because the nation’s vp.
Daughter of an Indian-American mom and African-American father, Kamala Harris was elected a US Senator from California in 2016. The seat will turn out to be vacant after she is sworn in because the vp in January.
“I imagine Ro Khanna could be an impressive Democratic Vice Chair,” Congressman Brad Sherman, Democratic Co-Chair of the Caucus, stated in an electronic mail to his Congressional colleagues on Wednesday, information company PTI reported.
After serving as its Vice Chair within the 117th Congress (2021-2022), Ro Khanna would probably be the Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus for the 118th Congress (2023-24). Congressman Steve Chabot could be the Republican Co-Chair of the India Caucus within the subsequent Congress.
WHO IS RO KHANNA?
Ro Khanna, who’s think about to be “dynamic” by his Congressional colleagues, is a robust supporter of India-US relationship.
Amid farmers’ protest towards new farm legal guidelines in India, Ro Khanna had earlier hoped for “peaceable and truthful answer” to the difficulty.
“India & the US share a wealthy custom of democracy & peaceable protests. Farmworkers are the spine of each our nations & will need to have their voices heard. I hope there is a peaceable and truthful answer to allow them to present for his or her households. I’m inspired by the continuing dialogue,” Ro Khanna tweeted on December 14.
India & the US share a wealthy custom of democracy & peaceable protests. Farmworkers are the spine of each our nations & will need to have their voices heard. I hope there is a peaceable and truthful answer to allow them to present for his or her households. I’m inspired by the continuing dialogue.
— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) December 13, 2020
Born in Philadelphia in 1976, 44-year-old Ro Khanna is the youngest of the 4 Indian-American lawmakers within the US Home of Representatives. The opposite three are Dr Ami Bera, 55, who’s the senior-most member of the so referred to as ‘Samosa Caucus’, Raja Krishnamoorthi, 47, and Pramila Jayapal, 55.
Ro Khanna beforehand served within the Obama administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary within the Division of Commerce from August 2009 to August 2011.
First elected to the US Congress in 2016 by defeating incumbent Mike Honda, Ro Khanna has made a mark for himself inside the Democratic Occasion, but additionally on the nationwide stage on key points together with international coverage, nationwide safety, setting, commerce and manufacturing jobs.
Ro Khanna identifies himself as a progressive capitalist and was a nationwide co-chair of Bernie Sanders”s 2020 presidential marketing campaign.
Khanna’s father is a chemical engineer who graduated from the Indian Institute of Know-how (IIT) and the College of Michigan, and his mom is a former substitute faculty instructor.