Press Releases

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.

June 21, 2019 Press Release
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.

June 21, 2019 Press Release
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.

June 20, 2019 Press Release
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.

June 20, 2019 Press Release
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.

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