Press Releases

September 12, 2019 Press Release
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.

September 6, 2019 Press Release
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.

August 1, 2019 Press Release
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.

July 31, 2019 Press Release
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.

July 23, 2019 Press Release
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.

July 16, 2019 Press Release
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.

July 15, 2019 Press Release
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.

July 10, 2019 Press Release
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.

July 9, 2019 Press Release
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.

June 25, 2019 Press Release
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.