The NDAA amendment, moved by Congressman Steve Chabot along with Indian-American lawmaker Ami Bera and passed on Monday.
In California, incumbents Dr Ami Bera and Ro Khanna registered an easy win in their respective seventh and 17th Congressional Districts. Both are from the Democratic party.
US House speaker, Nancy Pelosi has been a critic of the air strike and said it provoked more questions than it answered.
Krishna Bansal, who will enter the race from 11th Congressional District of Illinois from the Republican Party, launched his campaign around December 14.