July 19, 1973 (50)
Raja Krishnamoorthi is a politician, lawyer, and U.S. representative for Illinois’ 8th congressional district. Krishnamoorthi has made a name for himself in Congress as a fierce advocate for working families, small businesses, and civil rights. Throughout his career, he has worked with influential leaders from both parties on issues ranging from healthcare and education to national security and infrastructure.
One of Krishnamoorthi’s most significant accomplishments is his leadership in passing the Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights, which aims to protect student borrowers from predatory lending practices and ensure that they have access to fair and transparent loan terms. He has also been a vocal advocate for healthcare reform, working to expand access to affordable healthcare for all Americans.
Krishnamoorthi has collaborated with several notable celebrities and influential people throughout his career. He worked with actress and activist Alyssa Milano on the passage of the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, which guarantees certain rights to survivors of sexual assault. He has also worked with singer John Legend on criminal justice reform, and with former President Barack Obama on various initiatives related to healthcare and national security.
In addition to his legislative work, Krishnamoorthi is also an advocate for animal welfare and protection. He has been a supporter of various animal non-profit organizations, including the Humane Society of the United States and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. He has also introduced legislation aimed at protecting animals from cruelty and abuse, such as the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act and the Animal Testing and Consumer Products Safety Act.
Krishnamoorthi’s career is marked by several milestones, including his election to Congress in 2016 and his subsequent re-elections in 2018 and 2020. He has served on several committees in the House of Representatives, including the Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Committee on Education and Labor. He is also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the New Democrat Coalition.
Krishnamoorthi is also an accomplished lawyer and businessman. He earned his law degree from Harvard Law School and worked as a partner at a law firm before founding his own technology company. He has also served as a special assistant attorney general in Illinois and as an adviser to former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.