Press Releases

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.

September 25, 2019 Press Release
Legislation includes Congresswoman’s amendment to ensure safeguards are extended to new banks and credit unions

WASHINGTON – With support from Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45), the House of Representatives today passed a bipartisan bill to protect banks and credit unions serving marijuana business in states where cannabis is legal.

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.