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Ro Khanna
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Ro Khanna on Abortion
Click here for 6 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • All women should have access to birth control and abortion. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports abortion rights, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Apr 2018)
  • Supports abortion rights, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Apr 2018)
  • Supports pro-choice legislation. (Nov 2016)
Ro Khanna on Budget & Economy
Click here for 6 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Entrepreneurial Nation: programs to grow businesses. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports stimulus spending, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports stimulus spending, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports federal spending to promote economic growth. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted NO on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Ro Khanna on Civil Rights
Click here for 5 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Ensure full equality for LGBTQ Americans. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports same-sex marriage, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports same-sex marriage, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Nov 2016)
  • Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Ro Khanna on Corporations
Click here for 5 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Flexibility on R&D taxes & startup businesses. (Nov 2016)
  • Close loopholes that allow companies to avoid paying taxes. (Nov 2016)
  • Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices. (Mar 2018)
  • Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs. (Nov 2017)
  • Voted YES on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Ro Khanna on Crime
Click here for 4 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Support alternatives to prison; oppose capital punishment. (Nov 2016)
  • First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration. (Dec 2018)
  • Asked Biden Administration to abolish federal death penalty. (Dec 2020)
  • Sponsored stricter rules for police accountability. (Mar 2021)
Ro Khanna on Drugs
Click here for 3 full quotes on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses. (Oct 2017)
  • Opposes jail sentences for non-violent drug offenders. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Ro Khanna on Education
Click here for 7 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • More funding for K-12, pre-K, STEM & STEAM. (Nov 2016)
  • More federal grants & more local students for UC. (Nov 2016)
  • Make college affordable; prepare students for 21st century. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports Common Core, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports Common Core, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports states adopting federal education standards. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Ro Khanna on Energy & Oil
Click here for 11 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Environmental threat means opportunities for green energy. (Nov 2016)
  • Expand tax credits for solar power & plug-in hybrids. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes Keystone XL, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports regulating CO2, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes Keystone XL, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports regulating CO2, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes building the Keystone XL pipeline. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports federally developing renewable energy. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports regulation of greenhouse gas emission. (Nov 2016)
  • Green New Deal: 10-year national mobilization. (Feb 2019)
  • Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Ro Khanna on Environment
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  • Promote open space and sustainable agriculture. (Nov 2016)
  • Keep restrictive rules for predator control in Alaska. (Feb 2017)
Ro Khanna on Families & Children
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Ro Khanna on Foreign Policy
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  • Maintain World Bank funding as part of multilateralism. (Jan 2018)
  • Sponsored bill to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
Ro Khanna on Free Trade
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  • Trade agreements fair to U.S. workers & environment. (Nov 2016)
  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Dec 2019)
Ro Khanna on Government Reform
Click here for 11 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Push back on Citizens United with online campaign disclosure. (Nov 2016)
  • I never accept contributions from lobbyists or PACs. (Nov 2016)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Jan 2017)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2017)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Apr 2017)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Jun 2017)
  • Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access. (Mar 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access. (Feb 2021)
  • Sponsored impeachment of Trump for inciting insurrection. (Jan 2021)
  • Sponsored bill for statehood for Washington D.C. (Apr 2021)
  • Sponsored "Protecting Our Democracy" to restrict president. (Dec 2021)
Ro Khanna on Gun Control
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  • Supports gun-control legislation. (Nov 2016)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
  • Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
Ro Khanna on Health Care
Click here for 4 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • ACA is a good start; improve ObamaCare. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes repealing Obamacare, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes repealing Obamacare, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes repealing the 2010 affordable care act. (Nov 2016)
Ro Khanna on Homeland Security
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  • Right to be free from warrantless metadata collection. (Nov 2016)
  • Expand support for service members & their family members. (Nov 2016)
  • Control the ballooning of the Defense budget. (Nov 2016)
  • Combat international and domestic Islamophobia. (Dec 2021)
Ro Khanna on Immigration
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  • Give DREAMers a pathway to citizenship. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes deportation of illlegals, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes deportation of illlegals, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes requiring illegals to return to country of origin. (Nov 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban. (Apr 2021)
Ro Khanna on Jobs
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  • Make it easier to file equal-pay lawsuits. (Nov 2016)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $15. (Nov 2016)
  • Sponsored bill for strengthening union organizing. (Mar 2021)
Ro Khanna on Principles & Values
Click here for 4 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Question Trump on Emoluments clause. (May 2017)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by Bernie Sanders/Our Revolution. (Nov 2020)
  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Create Commission to investigate Jan. 6 Capitol riots. (Jun 2021)
Ro Khanna on Social Security
Click here for 5 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Protect the retirement age; apply COLA increases. (Nov 2016)
  • Scrap the cap: same rate for earnings over $250K. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts, rated by Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes diverting some FICA into personal accounts. (Nov 2016)
Ro Khanna on Tax Reform
Click here for 4 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Rewrite antiquated tax code that stacks the deck. (Nov 2016)
  • Our tax policy benefits the top 1% of Americans. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports tax increases to balance the budget. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes lowering taxes to promote economic growth. (Nov 2016)
Ro Khanna on Technology
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  • $900M to extend BART to Silicon Valley. (Nov 2016)
  • Sponsored bill for net neutrality for open internet. (Apr 2019)
Ro Khanna on War & Peace
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  • Led bipartisan War Powers resolution against Yemen war. (Apr 2019)
  • Opposes American intervention in Mideast beyond air support. (Nov 2016)
  • Sponsored bill to remove US forces from Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • No military force against Iran without Congress approval. (Feb 2020)
  • Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq. (Jun 2021)
Ro Khanna on Welfare & Poverty
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  • GAIN Act: $111 billion a year for people in poverty. (Jan 2019)
  • Voted NO on transferring housing vouchers to ex-addicts. (Jun 2018)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
All women should have access to birth control and abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports abortion rights, according to Faith2Action: Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports abortion rights, according to PVS rating: Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports pro-choice legislation: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Make it easier to file equal-pay lawsuits: Strongly Favors topic 2
Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Favors topic 2
Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Combat international and domestic Islamophobia: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Ensure full equality for LGBTQ Americans: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage, according to PVS rating: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
ACA is a good start; improve ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing Obamacare, according to Faith2Action: Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing Obamacare, according to PVS rating: Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing the 2010 affordable care act: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Protect the retirement age; apply COLA increases: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Scrap the cap: same rate for earnings over $250K: Favors topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts, rated by Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes diverting some FICA into personal accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More funding for K-12, pre-K, STEM & STEAM: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Supports Common Core, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 7
Supports Common Core, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 7
Supports states adopting federal education standards: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Promote open space and sustainable agriculture: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Rated Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices: Opposes topic 8
Rated Keep restrictive rules for predator control in Alaska: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Support alternatives to prison; oppose capital punishment: Strongly Opposes topic 9
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Asked Biden Administration to abolish federal death penalty: Opposes topic 9
Sponsored stricter rules for police accountability: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports gun-control legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Flexibility on R&D taxes & startup businesses: Opposes topic 11
Close loopholes that allow companies to avoid paying taxes: Favors topic 11
Rewrite antiquated tax code that stacks the deck: Favors topic 11
Our tax policy benefits the top 1% of Americans: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports tax increases to balance the budget: Favors topic 11
Opposes lowering taxes to promote economic growth: Strongly Favors topic 11
Rated Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Give DREAMers a pathway to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes deportation of illlegals, according to Faith2Action: Favors topic 12
Opposes deportation of illlegals, according to PVS rating: Favors topic 12
Opposes requiring illegals to return to country of origin: Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Trade agreements fair to U.S. workers & environment: Opposes topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
Rated Maintain World Bank funding as part of multilateralism: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Sponsored bill to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Strongly Favors topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Expand support for service members & their family members: Favors topic 15
Control the ballooning of the Defense budget: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Push back on Citizens United with online campaign disclosure: Strongly Favors topic 16
I never accept contributions from lobbyists or PACs: Favors topic 16
Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Led bipartisan War Powers resolution against Yemen war: Strongly Favors topic 17
Opposes American intervention in Mideast beyond air support: Favors topic 17
Sponsored bill to remove US forces from Yemen: Strongly Favors topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Environmental threat means opportunities for green energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Expand tax credits for solar power & plug-in hybrids: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes Keystone XL, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulating CO2, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes Keystone XL, according to PVS rating: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulating CO2, according to PVS rating: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes building the Keystone XL pipeline: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports federally developing renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulation of greenhouse gas emission: Strongly Favors topic 18
Green New Deal: 10-year national mobilization: Favors topic 18
Rated Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes jail sentences for non-violent drug offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Rated Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Entrepreneurial Nation: programs to grow businesses: Favors topic 20
Supports stimulus spending, according to Faith2Action: Favors topic 20
Supports stimulus spending, according to PVS rating: Favors topic 20
Supports federal spending to promote economic growth: Strongly Favors topic 20
Rated Voted NO on $900 billion COVID relief package: Strongly Opposes topic 20
$1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Favors topic 20

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