Press Releases

November 20, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s bill would help bring university mental health policies up to standard

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
Congresswoman is joined by 81 colleagues in supporting 34 percent of domestic violence survivors with pets

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 Press Release
Congresswoman’s bill would ensure married individuals cannot be discriminated against under existing family leave policy

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
Congresswoman calls out agency’s inadequate response to oversight

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
Congresswoman’s Help America Run Act passes with unanimous, bipartisan support

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
Congresswoman’s legislation holds universities accountable for accurately reporting number of graduates who are unable to repay student loans

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.

October 11, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s bill would prevent drug manufacturers from profiting off unreasonable price hikes

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today introduced legislation that would protect patients from unnecessary price spikes. The Freedom from Price Gouging Act recovers taxpayer dollars from pharmaceutical companies when they try to hike their drug prices to increase their profits.

October 7, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s request comes in response to President Trump executive order to improve the nation’s transplant system

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today called on the Trump Administration to conduct appropriate and necessary oversight for organ procurement organizations (OPOs), which are responsible for evaluating and securing organs from those who have decided to donate their organs.

October 3, 2019 Press Release
Representatives lead 46 colleagues in investigating Administration’s failure to implement program forgiving student loans for those working in public service

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) and Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, today demanded answers from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos following a recent report that the Department, under her leadership, has denied 99 percent of public service workers the debt relief that they earned.

September 26, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s leads 65 House colleagues in calling on Trump Administration to protect consumers rather than debt collectors

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today called out the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for rolling back protections that prevent debt collectors from harassing Americans. She was joined in her effort by 65 Members of Congress.

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