Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, Congressman, USA
Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi represents Chicago’s west and northwest suburbs comprising the 8th Congressional District of Illinois. He serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Committee on Oversight and Reform.
“Politics is not a transactional game, it is a relationship game.”
We are so delighted to have Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi on the show today. Mr. Krishnamoorthi is the representative of Illinois District eight. He comes from a family of educators and has studied Mechanical Engineering from Princeton and Law from Harvard Law School.
In Congress, he has served as the Deputy Treasurer. He is also the Entrepreneur of a defense and solar energy venture. With respect to the Covid-19 situation, Mr. Sandeep Tyaagi and Mr. Krishnamoorthi engaged in a very gripping conversation about increasing the government stimulus package for companies that have faced difficulties in the pandemic. They also discussed the immigration situation of the country.
Mr. Krishnamoorthi believes that he would rather prefer in-sourcing talent than out-sourcing work. He believes there can never be too many hardworking and bright people. And that the immigrants have worked and become a part of the fabric of the United States.
While conversing about relationships with India, Mr. Krishnamoorthi mentioned that each leader of America has contributed to the nation. And that the national security of the US is in part bounds with India. He believes Mr. Biden can mend the harm done by the Trump Govt. A believer in ‘getting things done, Mr. Krishnamoorthi faces his challenges with his head held high.
Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi represents Chicago’s west and northwest suburbs, comprising the 8th Congressional District of Illinois. He serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Committee on Oversight and Reform.
In addition, Raja is the Chairman of Economic and Consumer Policy Subcommittee of the House oversight committee, and he was appointed an Assistant Whip for the Democratic Caucus for the 116th Congress.
Raja’s policy platform focuses on growing and strengthening the middle class by supporting small businesses, making college more affordable, rebuilding our infrastructure, and protecting Social Security and Medicare.
Raja was previously appointed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan as a Special Assistant Attorney General and served as Illinois Deputy Treasurer before becoming president of small businesses in the Chicago area. Raja and his wife, Priya, a physician, live in Schaumburg with their two sons and a daughter.