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December 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) led her California congressional colleagues in demanding that the American Kidney Fund (AKF) reconsider its decision to abandon patients it supports in the state. Rep. Porter, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen.

December 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today led a bipartisan effort with Republican Congressman Kenny Marchant and 22 colleagues to call on House leaders from both parties to reinstate 7.5% income threshold for deducting medical expenses from federal taxes in year-end legislation.

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December 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) and Congressman Max Rose (NY-11) introduced the Transparency in Executive Branch Officials’ Finances Act as part of their continued efforts to root out corruption in Washington by requiring additional accountability and transparency measures for political appointees and direct family members of the President a

November 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today introduced legislation to protect students struggling with mental health challenges. The Student Mental Health Rights Act would ensure that mental health policies on college campuses are consistent with existing federal guidelines.

November 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today led 81 members in supporting legislation aimed at empowering those trapped in domestic violence situations by giving them the tools to keep their pets safe.

November 14, 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

On Monday, we observed Veterans Day. I was honored to join members of our community at Bill Barber Memorial Park to honor our troops, past and present. Our servicemembers put their lives on the line to keep us safe. It is our solemn duty to make sure we take care of them and their families when they complete their service to our country.

November 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today introduced a bipartisan bill to remove a marriage penalty from federal family leave policy.

November 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today called out the Trump Administration’s inadequate response to oversight efforts demanding transparency from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

October 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed a bill authored by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) to make it easier for working parents to run for federal office.

October 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) has introduced legislation that would improve reporting requirements for universities on the number of their graduates who can’t repay their student loans. Under the current system, institutions can artificially deflate the number of individuals who default on their loans and escape accountability.

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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 16, 2019 In The News

How are your kids doing?

It isn’t the question itself that bothers Katie Porter. The freshman Democratic congresswoman from California, a single mom of three children, is perfectly aware that inquiring about another person’s family is just polite small talk.