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June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today adopted an amendment by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) that would increase funding for a program to protect Medicare recipients from fraud. The proposal passed with a large bipartisan majority.

“It is unacceptable that older adults continue to be targeted when it comes to fraud and abuse,” Congresswoman Porter said. “I’m proud to support the critical work of educating our older residents so that they can protect themselves from scam artists, and I’m thankful to have support from both Republicans and Democrats.”

June 10, 2019 In The News

When Secretary Ben Carson appeared before Congress at the end of May, I came prepared for a serious discussion about our nation’s housing supply.

May 17, 2019 Page

When a patient receives care that they believe is in-network or receives emergency care that is out of network, they often receive “surprise” bills that are astronomically high. These claim denials are becoming more and more common - a Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that 7 in 10 patients unable to afford their out-of-network medical bills were unaware that the healthcare provider was not an in-network provider. Many of these patients received critical emergency care, only to later receive a bill that could bankrupt their family.

May 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) along with Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1) today introduced legislation to protect student borrowers and increase transparency and accountability within the student loan servicing industry. The CFPB Student Loan Integrity & Transparency Act of 2019 would strengthen the oversight abilities of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s student loan ombudsman, the top federal official responsible for defending the interests of student borrowers struggling to repay their loans.

April 21, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON ― You don’t often see some of the smartest people in the country being asked to do math at a congressional hearing. (You rarely see tough questions at all, really).

April 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today joined her House colleagues in a bipartisan vote to pass the Save the Internet Act, which would restore net neutrality provisions for internet users. The legislation passed with a Porter amendment that would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to document the enforcement actions it has taken against internet service providers, ensuring that the FCC follows through with fines for companies violating the law.

March 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) issued the following statement after the announcement that Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan would be resigning effective immediately:

“Mr. Sloan presided over scandal after scandal at Wells Fargo, tried to minimize the wrongdoing in his testimony to Congress, and then failed to give customers the relief he promised. It was time for him to go – without a golden parachute.

February 17, 2019 Press Release

IRVINE, CA – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today issued the following statement in response to ongoing reports that Argosy University students have yet to receive financial aid funds expected in early January. Argosy’s parent organization, Dream Center Education Holdings, runs numerous former for-profit universities, including Western State College of Law in Irvine.

January 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45), a longtime commercial law professor and consumer protection attorney, announced today that she will be serving on the House Financial Services Committee. The Committee is responsible for ensuring that the economy works to create prosperity and opportunity for American families.