Government Accountability

Our democracy and government should reflect the people of America and serve their needs, not special interests or corporate donors.

In Congress, Congresswoman Porter is leading the fight to end political corruption, increase government transparency, and hold leaders of both parties accountable. She’s committed to protecting American taxpayers and eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse.

Rep. Porter led a successful effort to implement a new rule to expose conflicts of interests in Congressional hearings. When she heard from many Orange County families who are worried about high prescription drug and healthcare costs, she questioned Big Pharma CEOs about their salaries, and introduced legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Congresswoman Porter also secured a commitment from a Trump official that coronavirus testing will be free for all Americans.

Congresswoman Porter’s vote is not for sale and never will be. She founded and chairs End Corruption, along with Congressman Jason Crow (CO-6), an initiative to get Washington answering to working families—not large corporations and special interests. She also helped introduce the For the People Act, a sweeping reform to reduce the influence of dark money in politics, enforce stricter ethics rules on federal officials, and expand voting rights. Additionally, she introduced the STOCK Act 2.0 and the Accountability for Acting Officials Act to bring about greater accountability for government officials.

Throughout the COVID 19 pandemic, Congresswoman Porter has advocated for stronger government oversight and transparency. She’s fought to get COVID relief to the small business owners who need it most and introduced the Paycheck Program Transparency Act, which would require the Small Business Administration (SBA) to make all loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) public.

As the Chair of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, she will hold polluters accountable and help spearhead solutions to the climate crisis. When the Environmental Protection Agency tried to change the rules to make it easier for corporations to pollute in secret, Congresswoman Porter called out the Administration and demanded greater transparency.

By hosting over 35 town hall-style events in her first term in office and making public a list of meetings she takes, Congresswoman Porter has matched her commitment to transparency with concrete action.

With seats on the Natural Resources Committee and the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Congresswoman Porter will continue to fight to speak truth to power and hold Washington accountable to Orange County families.