Press Releases

June 13, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s amendment will support improved analysis of populations not enrolling in health coverage

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today adopted an amendment by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) that would gather data on state enrollment figures for the Affordable Care Act. The proposal, which passed with a bipartisan majority, would further require that figures include enrollment numbers disaggregated by race, ethnicity, preferred language, age and sex.

June 13, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s amendment will increase funding for federal program to protect Medicare recipients from fraud and abuse

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today adopted an amendment by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) that would increase funding for a program to protect Medicare recipients from fraud. The proposal passed with a large bipartisan majority.

June 10, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s bipartisan Mental Health Parity Compliance Act would improve enforcement of requirement that mental health coverage not be more restrictive than other types of medical care

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve health plans’ and insurers’ compliance with mental health parity laws, which require that mental health coverage cannot be more restrictive than coverage for other medical care. She was joined by Democratic Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-1) and Republican Rep.

May 22, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s bipartisan legislation would allow older Americans to use health savings accounts for homecare needs

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) introduced a bipartisan bill with Democratic Rep. John Larson (CT-1) and Republican Reps. Adrian Smith (NE-3) and Jackie Walorski (IN-2) to support older Americans living in their homes.

May 17, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s bill would require transparency and accountability from the federal officials responsible for helping student borrowers

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) along with Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1) today introduced legislation to protect student borrowers and increase transparency and accountability within the student loan servicing industry.

May 13, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s bill establishes a grant program for the installation of electric charging and hydrogen fueling stations on the nation’s highways

WASHINGTON – On Friday, Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) joined Congressmen Harley Rouda and Mark DeSaulnier in introducing the Clean Corridors Act of 2019.

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.

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