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How I Fought for Orange County Families in 2021

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Dear friend, As we celebrate the start of 2022, I’m reflecting on all that we were able to accomplish last year—together. From convening a Congressional hearing and listening session in Orange County following the devastating oil leak off our coast, to hosting U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh at UC Irvine, I’m proud of the work our team did in partnership with our community. To better serve you, o...

Rep. Katie Porter Statement on Recent Comments by Sen. Joe Manchin

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today released the following statement in response to comments by Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) that he would not vote for the Build Back Better Act: “The Build Back Better Act is fiscally responsible legislation. We will pay an incredible price if we don’t lower the costs families face, including unaffordable child care, prescription drugs prices, energy, and more—...

Rep. Katie Porter Statement on the Retirement of Rep. Alan Lowenthal

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IRVINE—Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today released the following statement after Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) announced he will retire at the end of this term: “A true public servant, Congressman Lowenthal has fought tirelessly for Southern California families for nearly three decades. His leadership helped transform the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles into two of the cleanest and ...

Rep. Porter Statement on 2022 National Defense Authorization Act Vote

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WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today released the following statement regarding her opposition to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022: “I came to Congress to hold the federal government accountable, including the Department of Defense. The House-passed National Defense Authorization Act did that—in terms of upholding human rights, affirming Congression...

EVENT ALERT: Whiteboard Town Hall on the Build Back Better Act

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Dear friend, This month, I voted to invest in what our country needs to grow our economy: affordable child care, lower health care costs, robust climate action, and more. Our global competitors have long prioritized these economic building blocks, and I’m proud to do my part to help the United States remain the strongest, most stable economy in the world. There’s a lot to unpack in the Build Back ...

Rep. Katie Porter Announces Support for Veterans Cemetery in Anaheim Hills

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today released the following statement expressing support for a veterans cemetery located at Gypsum Canyon in Anaheim Hills, a site located within California’s 45th Congressional District: “We have a responsibility to do right by our service members and military families,” said Rep. Katie Porter. “The bare minimum we can do for our veterans, who have made tremend...

Rep. Porter Chairs Hearing, Holds Listening Session in Orange County on Major Oil Leak

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IRVINE—Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45), Chair of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, led a hearing on the major oil leak off the coast of Orange County. The hearing, titled “Southern California Oil Leak: Investigating the Immediate Effects on Communities, Businesses, and the Environment,” took place in Irvine, California, and was immediately followed by a l...

EVENT ALERT: Rep. Porter is Getting Answers About the Major Oil Leak

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Dear friend, Congressional hearings are about getting answers for families about the issues that matter most to them. Right now, a major oil leak off our coast threatens Orange County communities. This pollution puts our health, our businesses, and our environment at risk. There must be accountability for this major oil leak. As federal investigators continue to gather information about how and wh...

ADVISORY: MONDAY: Southern California Representatives Porter, Lowenthal, and Levin to Hold Hearing in Orange County on Recent Major Oil Leak

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45), Chair of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations; Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), Chair of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources; and Congressman Mike Levin (CA-49) will lead a joint hearing on the major oil leak off the coast of Orange County on Monday, October 18, 2021. The hearing, titled...

Vanity Fair: Katie Porter Has the Floor

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There was going to be trouble—that much was certain. The question was, how bad would the trouble get? It was a scorching Sunday afternoon in July, and Representative Katie Porter was about to hold her first in-person town hall since COVID-19 beset the nation. Porter, who represents California’s 45th Congressional District, had chosen an outdoor venue—a field at Mike Ward Community Park in Irvine—p...

Rep. Katie Porter Secures Pentagon Oversight Measures in House-Passed National Defense Bill

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WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) secured eight amendments, including several proposals to increase accountability at the Pentagon, to a key defense bill passed by the House of Representatives. These amendments were accepted on a broad bipartisan basis and included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 that passed the House by a vote of 316-113. “The Pen...

Rep. Katie Porter Secures First-of-its-kind Grant for Orange County Marshallese-American Community

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IRVINE—Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today announced $500,000 in federal funding for Marshallese Youth of Orange County (MYOC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping first-generation Marshallese Americans get health care, education, and employment. The grant, which will be allocated by the Department of the Interior Office of Insular Affairs Technical Assistance Program (TAP), is the ...

ADVISORY: TOMORROW: Rep. Katie Porter, Protect Our Care Rally to Improve Health Care

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IRVINE—On Thursday, September 2, 2021, Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) will headline the final stop of Protect Our Care’s nationwide bus tour to rally for better health care and lower costs. Alongside health care advocates and Orange County families, Porter will speak about the urgent need to reduce drug prices by passing H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, as well as her F...

Office of Rep. Katie Porter Named 2021 Democracy Award Winner for Innovation and Modernization

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The office of Rep. Katie Porter (CA-45) was recognized today for its unique and innovative methods in constituent interactions, communications, and office operations. The independent, nonpartisan Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) announced that Porter is a winner in the Innovation and Modernization category of the Democracy Awards, which acknowledge non-legislative achievement and performa...

Fast Company: She demanded free Covid-19 testing. Now Katie Porter is taking on child care policy

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Wearing a poppy-red top and a turquoise beaded necklace, Rep. Katie Porter materializes in Zoom gallery view alongside two dozen childcare professionals from her home district in Orange County, California. It’s mid-January, 10 long months since COVID-19 upended operations at day cares and schools, and pandemic fatigue casts a shadow over the group. But not on Porter. Yes, she’s been mostly at hom...