Feb 4, 2018 4:00 to 5:30 PM · Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
annotated Tweets posted by @uscitizenpod
Teacher Jennifer says: Here are my annotated tweets from today's town hall meeting with our US Rep Ro Khanna (CA-17). If you have the opportunity, please attend a Congressional Town Hall. AWESOME!
Super glad to attend @RoKhanna #TownHall at my alma mater Santa Clara University #GoBroncos
(Boy Scouts parade in with the flag. We stand to recite the Pledge of Allegiance)
Do we do we do the #PledgeOfAllegiance in #California? Of course! Why do we cast aspersions on each other's #patriotism? #RoKhanna
We take ideas from all over the world and add these ideas to the #AmericanWay #RoKhanna
Q1 Earned income tax credit--remove the upper age limit of 64 years old. RK: Raise wages--don't. Give tax credits to corps, #RoKhanna
Q2 Dem response #NunesMemo? RK: GOP has forgotten how to be conservative. Dems support US institutions / #lawenforcement #RoKhanna
- @RoKhanna tweeted Feb 4, 2018 "The Nunes memo is an assault on our founding. Madison said that the “preservation of liberty” requires that the executive and congressional powers be “separate and distinct.” Montesquieu warned that “there can be no liberty where the executive and legislative powers are united.”
- VIDEO: Silicon Valley Congressman Ro Khanna reacts to GOP memo
Q3. Infrastructure? RK: How has Trump supported infrastructure for his voters? 5G??? #infrastructure is #bipartisan! #RoKhanna.
Q4 #shutdown impacts military, RK: turnnaas. The question to the #DREAMers. WE MUST
KEEP OUR PROMISE! #RoKhanna
- GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
- STATEMENT: REP. KHANNA STANDS WITH DREAMERS, DISMISSES TRUMP IMMIGRATION POLICY
Q5 Climate Change? RK: Head of EPA thinks the air is too clean. However the #ClimateChange caucus is growing. Carbon offset. #RoKhanna
- @RoKhanna tweeted 9:47 AM - 26 Sep 2017 Climate Change isn’t just a moral question but a collective issue for our nation. We need bipartisan efforts to find real solutions now.
Q6 HR2925 Medicare and wigs. RK: He will cosponsor #HR2925 #RoKhanna
- H.R.2925 - To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage for wigs as durable medical equipment under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Q7 Social Media #FreedomOfSpeech RK: we do't want #fakenews / #hatespeech but we need standards to allow for #dissent #RoKhanna
Q8 Uprising in #Iran #HR188. RK: Will review this res. We support #humanrights but can't use it as an excuse for regime change #RoKhanna
- @RoKhanna tweeted 1:19 PM - 6 Jan 2018 Iran’s treatment of protesters who are speaking out for a better life is completely unacceptable. Every person has the right to protest, and the government should listen to their demands instead of cracking down on their dissent.
Q8 #H4visa? RK: I support #H4 holders right to work. #RoKhanna
- Follow @h4visaacurse H4 VISA, A CURSE Advocacy platform to highlight the issues faced by dependents on H4 Visa.
Q9 #education #financialaid for #middlecollege #students. RK: we must support financial relief / #debtfree #AdultEdu #PostHighSchool #edu
- #RoKhanna FB post Nov 10, 2017 Student loan debt is the second highest form of consumer debt in the country. In an effort to ease that burden, I have cosponsored the H.R.795 - Employer Participation in Student Loan Assistance Act from Rep. Rodney Davis.
- #RoKhanna on Education
Q10 #immigration linked to #innovation. RK: If you have hunger and talent, come to #SiliconValley #chainmigration makes us strong #RoKhanna
Q11 Spiraling national deficit. RK: re prioritize budget items such defense spending. Fiscal prudence. #RoKhanna
Q12 Dodd-Frank Bill? RK: Wrong to save banks while homeowners lose their homes. Dems must. Preserve these reforms #RoKhanna
Q13 Larry Nassar etc? RK: make. #sexualharrassment settlements public and harasser financially responsible. Forum in march. #RoKhanna
- Rep. Ro Khanna Announces 2 Bills Taking Aim at Sexual Harassment
- House Democrats Push To End ‘Corporate Culture Of Secrecy’ Around Sexual Harassment
- H.R.4729 - Ending Secrecy About Workplace Sexual Harassment Act
Q14 cannabis prosecution and Jeff Sessions? RK move to regulation and normalization. #RoKhanna
- #RoKhanna cosponsors #HR4815 - #Marijuana Justice Act of 2018
Q15 rep from @IndivisibleSF / SV asks about #impeachment. RK we need impartial #Mueller Investigation not polarization. #RoKhanna
- STATEMENT: REP. RO KHANNA ON THE APPOINTMENT OF ROBERT MUELLER AS SPECIAL COUNSEL
- Rep. Khanna on Special Counsel Mueller’s Investigation
- Democrats Weigh The Political Risks Of Calling For Trump's Impeachment
- Connect with @IndivisibleTeam: Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen. We're not the leaders of this movement. You are.
Q16 Dems break GOP complicity? Use #shutdown to preserve #democracy RK: support Midterm Dems; DREAMERS; Mueller #RyanShutdown #RoKhanna
GOP leaders’ complicity grows as their members undermine the rule of law
- @swingleft helps you find and commit to supporting #progressives in your closest Swing District so that you can help ensure we take back the House in 2018. https://swingleft.org/ #Crooked7 @crookedmedia @PodSaveAmerica #takebackthehouse
- @RoKhanna tweeted 1:09 PM - 31 Jan 2018 There is only one person who was responsible for the shutdown and that is @SpeakerRyan. 34 Republicans in the House want to vote for DREAMers and most Americans are in support. This should be a no-brainer. If Ryan gave us a vote in the House, this crisis would be over.
- @JusticeDemocrats DEMAND DEMOCRATS TAKE A STAND No DREAM, No Deal
Q17 Carbon Offset? RK: we are looking for bipartisan support for the bill
Q18 #SocialSecurity solvency? RK: no cuts! We. Need to get get rid of corporate cap. GOP will target vulnerable programs #RoKhanna
Q19 Repeal of #Obamacare. RK: Young Cancer patient chanting #SHAME from the gallery. We need to heal #polarization. #RoKhanna
- Senate Republicans vote to open debate on repealing and replacing Obamacare--Patients shout #Shame #shameful #ShameOnYou from the gallery
Also see my annotated notes from previous Ro Khanna Town Meetings
- uscitizenpod: 06/17/2017 US Rep Ro Khanna CA-17 June Town Hall in Milpitas, CA
- uscitizenpod: 10/07/2017: Sunnyhills Neighborhood Meeting with US Rep Ro Khanna's Senior Adviser Tarun Galagali
- uscitizenpod: 11/12/2017: Ro Khanna Veterans Day Town Hall Meeting at Newark Memorial High School
- uscitizenpod: 01/14/18: January Town Hall with US Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17)