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.
Fellow will help military and veteran constituents navigate federal, state, and local agencies
IRVINE – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) is hiring a wounded or disabled veteran for a two-year paid fellowship in her Irvine office. The fellow will work with military and veteran constituents to handle veteran-related casework and serve as a liaison between veterans in the 45th District and federal, state, and local agencies.
Congresswoman’s amendments would combat veteran homelessness and fight veteran suicide
WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today passes two amendments by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) that would increase money to fighting veteran homelessness and helping veterans in crisis. These dollars would go towards Department of Veterans Affairs homeless assistance programs and a toll-free suicide hotline for veterans.
Congresswoman’s amendment will increase funding to process untested sexual assault kits
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today introduced an amendment to increase funding for the sexual assault kit backlog program. Across the country, there are hundreds of thousands of sexual assault kits (also known as rape kits) sitting untested. The amendment was adopted by the House of Representatives on a bipartisan basis.
Congresswoman’s amendment will increase funding for advocates for children navigating the child welfare system
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today introduced an amendment to increase funding for a program that recruits and trains volunteers who advocate on behalf of child survivors of abuse, neglect, and abandonment in courtrooms and other settings. The amendment was adopted on a broad bipartisan basis.