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Fire Drill Friday with Jane Fonda and Rep. Ro Khanna | Greenpeace USA

It is a very busy and profoundly important moment in Washington D.C. as the congress works to move forward the build back better bill and invest in our country’s future. Jane sits down with a climate champion and progressive leader @Rep. Ro Khanna to discuss what’s really happening in Washington and how we can keep the pressure on our leaders to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies and address the climate crisis.

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Congressman Ro Khanna is proud to serve as the representative for California’s 17th District. Ro was elected to his first term in Congress in 2016. As Silicon Valley’s representative in Congress, Ro is a Progressive Capitalist who has led the way on tech policy and job creation, working across the aisle to pass multiple bills into law. Ro was named as the Democrat most likely to succeed in having a bill signed by former President Trump, passing 5 into law during the Trump administration. In response to the growing economic crisis, Ro led the way on the largest government investment in science and tech since the 1960s, the Endless Frontiers Act, which invests $250 billion in science and technology hubs across the United States. As Chairman of the Oversight subcommittee on the Environment, Ro has championed the environment while holding polluters accountable and calling for an end to fossil fuel subsidies. During his time in Congress, Ro has worked to spread the wealth of high paying digital jobs to areas of the country left behind in the digital revolution, partnering with Silicon Valley tech companies to establish job training programs in states like Iowa, South Carolina, and Mississippi to rebuild the middle class.

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