Press Releases

June 19, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman fought for key programs affecting Orange County families, including combating scams targeting older residents, supporting healthcare enrollment, and improving response to intimate partner violence

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.

June 13, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s amendment will support healthcare professionals in recognizing and addressing intimate partner violence

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.

June 13, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s amendment will support improved analysis of populations not enrolling in health coverage

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today adopted an amendment by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) that would gather data on state enrollment figures for the Affordable Care Act. The proposal, which passed with a bipartisan majority, would further require that figures include enrollment numbers disaggregated by race, ethnicity, preferred language, age and sex.

June 13, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s amendment will increase funding for federal program to protect Medicare recipients from fraud and abuse

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.

June 10, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s bipartisan Mental Health Parity Compliance Act would improve enforcement of requirement that mental health coverage not be more restrictive than other types of medical care

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve health plans’ and insurers’ compliance with mental health parity laws, which require that mental health coverage cannot be more restrictive than coverage for other medical care. She was joined by Democratic Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-1) and Republican Rep.

May 22, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s bipartisan legislation would allow older Americans to use health savings accounts for homecare needs

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) introduced a bipartisan bill with Democratic Rep. John Larson (CT-1) and Republican Reps. Adrian Smith (NE-3) and Jackie Walorski (IN-2) to support older Americans living in their homes.

May 17, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s bill would require transparency and accountability from the federal officials responsible for helping student borrowers

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.

May 13, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s bill establishes a grant program for the installation of electric charging and hydrogen fueling stations on the nation’s highways

WASHINGTON – On Friday, Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) joined Congressmen Harley Rouda and Mark DeSaulnier in introducing the Clean Corridors Act of 2019.

May 9, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s amendment prohibits administrative actions taking care away from consumers

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today joined the House of Representatives in passing the Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act of 2019, which would protect Americans with pre-existing conditions by preventing insurance companies from selling “junk” healthcare plans.

May 2, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s amendment highlights importance of scientific research and continued need for clean technology development

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today joined the House of Representatives in passing the Climate Action Now Act, which would require the Trump Administration to remain in the Paris Climate Accord and develop a serious plan for how the United States will meet its commitment to reduce pollution.

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