Press Releases

May 9, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s amendment prohibits administrative actions taking care away from consumers

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today joined the House of Representatives in passing the Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act of 2019, which would protect Americans with pre-existing conditions by preventing insurance companies from selling “junk” healthcare plans.

May 2, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s amendment highlights importance of scientific research and continued need for clean technology development

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today joined the House of Representatives in passing the Climate Action Now Act, which would require the Trump Administration to remain in the Paris Climate Accord and develop a serious plan for how the United States will meet its commitment to reduce pollution.

April 23, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman demands House leadership make tax relief for Orange County families a priority

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) led a bipartisan group of 24 colleagues demanding that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy prioritize repeal of the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction cap, which has caused many Orange County families to see their 2018 taxes go up.

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April 19, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman heard from 45th District stakeholders about dangerous spike in cost of insulin

IRVINE – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) hosted a roundtable discussion this week on Type 1 Diabetes with leading medical experts, local advocates, and children and families living with Type 1 Diabetes.

April 10, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s amendment would ensure FCC follows through with enforcement

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today joined her House colleagues in a bipartisan vote to pass the Save the Internet Act, which would restore net neutrality provisions for internet users.

April 4, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s amendment would ensure economic abuse is included as a subset of domestic violence

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today joined her House colleagues to pass an extension for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which supports the safety of and provides protections for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

April 3, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s legislation would protect Orange County families from rising taxes if they deduct for medical expenses

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today introduced a bipartisan bill with Republican Congressman Kenny Marchant to permanently lower the threshold for deducting medical expenses from federal taxes to 7.5% of income. Without this legislation, Orange County families currently deducting medical expenses could see their taxes increase next Tax Day.

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April 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today joined House Democrats in condemning the Trump Administration’s legal campaign to eliminate all of the healthcare protections provided by the Affordable Care Act, including protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions.

March 29, 2019 Press Release
Financial Services Committee approved Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act with Porter Amendment

WASHINGTON – The House Financial Services Committee, on which Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) serves, this week approved legislation backed by Porter which would protect financial institutions serving state-legal marijuana businesses, including those in California.

March 28, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s Family Savings for Kids and Seniors Act would allow families to set aside more pre-tax income for dependent care

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today introduced legislation to address the skyrocketing cost of childcare.

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