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    Maher makes me gag


    I never heard of Rohit Khanna.

    Rohit Khanna /ˈroʊ ˈkɑːnə/ (born September 13, 1976) is an American academic, lawyer, and politician serving as the U.S. Representative for California’s 17th congressional district as a member of the Democratic Party. Khanna defeated eight-term incumbent Congressman Mike Honda in the general election held on November 8, 2016, after he ran unsuccessfully 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 November 2012.

    Khanna only accepts donations from individuals and is one of only six members of Congress who does not take campaign contributions from Political Action Committees (PACs) or corporations.[1][2][3]

    ..Khanna has called on his colleagues to adopt a more progressive economic platform.[41][42] He is an original co-sponsor of Senator Bernie Sanders’ bill to make college affordable to all.[43] He also has proposed $1 trillion expansion of the earned income tax credit,[44] financed by a financial transaction tax, to help working families across America.[45]

    In the Budget Committee, Khanna pointed out that President Donald Trump was for a single payer healthcare system in 2000.[46] He now supports a bill to provide “Medicare for All” in the House.[47]

    Fred Hiatt, the editor of the Editorial Page of the Washington Post, has suggested that Khanna is a thoughtful and new economic voice for the Democratic Party.[48]
    NO PAC Caucus

    Representative Khanna founded the NO PAC Caucus[49] in Congress, with two other members : Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and Jared Polis (D-Colo.) (currently three other members of Congress refuse all contributions from political action committees : Phil Roe (R-TN), Francis Rooney (R-FL), and John Sarbanes (D-MD)).[3] These members do not want to fill out questionnaires and pledge positions to political action committees in exchange for contributions. Khanna also introduced with Representative Beto O’Rourke a bill to ban PACs from giving contributions to members of Congress.[1][50]

    Representative Khanna worked with leading constitutional scholar Bruce Ackerman to propose a plan for Democracy Dollars. Under the proposal, Every American citizen would get $50 to spend on federal elections.[51]

    Khanna has worked across the aisle with Congressman Mike Gallagher on reform proposals.[52]…

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