Women and Families
As a single working mom, Congresswoman Porter understands firsthand that Orange County families need representatives who will fight to make their lives easier.
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed a partial funding bill with amendments from Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) that would support key programs for Orange County families. Five amendments led by Porter would increase funds for reducing the sexual assault kit backlog, qualifying volunteer advocates for child survivors of abuse and neglect, fighting veteran homelessness, helping veterans in crisis, and building clean vehicle infrastructure.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today introduced an amendment to increase funding for the sexual assault kit backlog program. Across the country, there are hundreds of thousands of sexual assault kits (also known as rape kits) sitting untested. The amendment was adopted by the House of Representatives on a bipartisan basis.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today introduced an amendment to increase funding for a program that recruits and trains volunteers who advocate on behalf of child survivors of abuse, neglect, and abandonment in courtrooms and other settings. The amendment was adopted on a broad bipartisan basis.
WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today adopted an amendment by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) that would increase funding for a program to promote intimate partner violence response and health collaboration at the state level. The proposal passed with a large bipartisan majority.
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.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today joined her House colleagues to pass an extension for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which supports the safety of and provides protections for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The bill passed with an amendment authored by Porter, which integrates the term “economic abuse” throughout the legislation.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today introduced legislation to address the skyrocketing cost of childcare. Her bipartisan Family Savings for Kids and Seniors Act, which she introduced with Republican Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-3), would more than double the amount of money families can set aside pre-tax in Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) to pay help for help pay for preschool, summer day camp, before or after school programs, and child or adult daycare.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) has introduced legislation that would explicitly allow campaign funds to pay for childcare expenses, making it easier for working parents to run for elected office. She also pushed for the inclusion of similar language in H.R. 1, the House Democrats’ historic electoral and campaign finance reform legislation, which passed the House floor today.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) introduced her first legislative amendment today, which would require a report to Congress on the effect of firearm possession on victims of domestic violence. The amendment was adopted on a bipartisan basis, without objection, by the House of Representatives.