Congresswoman follows through after Orange County roundtable focusing on environmental issues during August district work period
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) this week joined House colleagues to pass three bipartisan bills to protect sensitive American lands and coastlines from new oil drilling. Porter is continuing to build momentum on environmental issues after hosting a roundtable with Orange County environmental advocates during the August district work period.
Congresswoman calls for investigation into mechanisms driving more low-income patients into dialysis treatment
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) and Congressman Bobby Rush (IL-1) today called on the Trump Administration to consider the impact of both current and future policies on populations receiving dialysis treatment.
Congresswoman urges Department of Education to immediately accept California plan to comply with newly implemented regulation
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today led 18 of her House colleagues to call on the U.S. Department of Education not to withhold federal student aid from Californians receiving online education offered by out-of-state institutions.
Congresswoman brings key stakeholders together to coordinate a complete count of Orange County residents in 2020 census
IRVINE – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today held a roundtable with federal, state, and local entities and with community groups to coordinate efforts to ensure a fair count of Orange County residents in the 2020 census.
Congresswoman conducts oversight of third-party payments keeping patients from accessing care and driving up costs
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today called on a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) watchdog to investigate dialysis providers and patient advocacy groups that are putting patients’ lives at risk and increasing the cost of care for taxpayers.
Congresswoman’s legislation would scale up penalties for companies that break rules and cheat investors
WASHINGTON – A bill introduced by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) to increase consequences for companies that cheat investors today took the first step to becoming law, receiving the approval of the Financial Services Committee.
House-passed National Defense Authorization Act includes Congresswoman’s amendments to support medical centers, protect military families in private housing, and safeguard servicemembers from payday loans
WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives passed a key defense bill with nine amendments authored by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) that would support medical treatment, military families, and fiscal responsibility, while continuing to support and promote a strong national security.
Porter-backed bill would support student loan relief in cases of institutional misconduct
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today joined Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-6) and other freshmen colleagues to introduce legislation to make permanent a student loan forgiveness program for borrowers who were defrauded or misled by their schools.
Congresswoman demands answers after agencies bypass public comment period to implement new rule making it harder for individuals to access agency records
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today called out the Trump Administration’s lack of transparency in implementing a new regulation that would make it easier for polluters to overturn environmental protections in secret, without transparency for the public.
Following Congresswoman’s advocacy, additional funds were allocated to key programs to reduce the sexual assault kit backlog, assist child survivors of abuse and neglect, prevent veteran homelessness and suicide, and invest in infrastructure for zero emission vehicles
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.