Press Releases

March 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) issued the following statement after the announcement that Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan would be resigning effective immediately:

March 8, 2019 Press Release
As House Democrats push electoral reform, Congresswoman’s Help America Run Act would allow campaign funds to go towards childcare

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) has introduced legislation that would explicitly allow campaign funds to pay for childcare expenses, making it easier for working parents to run for elected office. She also pushed for the inclusion of similar language in H.R.

February 28, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s proposal requires report on effect of firearm possession on victims of domestic violence

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) introduced her first legislative amendment today, which would require a report to Congress on the effect of firearm possession on victims of domestic violence. The amendment was adopted on a bipartisan basis, without objection, by the House of Representatives.

February 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today the below statement regarding her support of the Medicare for All Act of 2019:

February 25, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan request comes from 27 members of Congress ahead of summit in Hanoi, calls on President to assist American citizen detained in Vietnam

WASHINGTON – Ahead of President Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un in Hanoi this week, Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45), Congressman Brad Sherman (CA-30), and Congressman Ted S. Yoho (FL-3) called on President Trump to take additional action to secure the release of Michael Nguyen, an American citizen from Orange County detained in Vietnam.

February 17, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman sounds alarm on $9 million in missing taxpayer-funded student aid, failure to protect students

IRVINE, CA – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today issued the following statement in response to ongoing reports that Argosy University students have yet to receive financial aid funds expected in early January. Argosy’s parent organization, Dream Center Education Holdings, runs numerous former for-profit universities, including Western State College of Law in Irvine.

February 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to fund the government and avoid another government shutdown:

January 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) issued the below statement following the announcement that an agreement was reached to end the partial government shutdown:

“I’m glad that our federal employees will finally get the paychecks they earned—over 800,000 workers have suffered for far too long.

January 22, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman documents how government shutdown harms 45th district families in new congressional report

IRVINE, CA – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today held her first official town hall as a member of Congress, where she heard from constituents who have been hurt by the government shutdown. With the shutdown entering a second month, Porter also released a new congressional report showing how the shutdown harms families in the 45th district.

January 17, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman brings nearly 20 years of experience as commercial law professor, consumer advocate to Committee post

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45), a longtime commercial law professor and consumer protection attorney, announced today that she will be serving on the House Financial Services Committee. The Committee is responsible for ensuring that the economy works to create prosperity and opportunity for American families.