Raja Krishnamoorthi, U.S. Representative for Illinois

Raja Krishnamoorthi

U.S. Representative for Illinois

Raja Krishnamoorthi was born in July 1973 in Delhi, India. He earned an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and a Juris Doctor from Harvard University. He clerked for a federal judge in the Northern Illinois District Court before serving on the congressional campaign of future president Barack Obama, in 2000, and on his campaign for U.S. Senate in 2004.

Krishnamoorthi was appointed to the Illinois Housing Development Authority board and practiced law. He served as a special assistant attorney general, then deputy state treasurer. He became vice chair of the Illinois Innovation Council. He resigned his position as president of a Chicago tech business when he entered Congress.

He won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2016 and has been reelected three times.

He is married to Priya, and they have three children.

In the News…

U.S. Representatives Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois and Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin have proposed the “Protecting Americans From Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act” that would require ByteDance, a company based in China, to divest itself of TikTok within months or be banned in the U.S.

Congressman Krishnamoorthi, the ranking member of the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, previously stated, “TikTok, under its current ownership and control structure, is an unmitigable threat to our national security and needs to be dealt with as such.“

Over a dozen legislators have co-sponsored the bill, which would also address applications under the control of others foreign adversaries, such as Russia, North Korea, and Iran.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Krishnamoorthi today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Raja Krishnamoorthi
Representative for Illinois
2367 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515


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