Press Releases

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.