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The First 100 Days

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Dear Friend, Today marks the 100th day of my second term in Congress. I want to share some highlights of what my team and I have accomplished for Orange County families so far. I have introduced 10 bills, including legislation to hold polluters accountable and to make health care cheaper. I have also led 13 letters demanding answers on behalf of the American people—writing to big insurance compani... Read More »

Fighting Corruption in Healthcare

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Dear Friend, As your Representative, I promised I would fight to drive down healthcare costs and improve the quality of care for Orange County families. That’s why I’ve been working for two years to stop corrupt practices in the healthcare industry, especially among organ procurement organizations and dialysis providers. This month is National Donate Life Month, a time to commemorate organ donors ... Read More »

Solidarity with our AAPI Community

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Dear Friend, I’m proud to represent Orange County, which is home to a vibrant Asian-American community. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders not only enrich our communities—they help them flourish. Celebrating and supporting this diversity is core to our Orange County values. I have been deeply disturbed by the rise in hate crimes committed against the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communit... Read More »

Federal, State, and Local Pandemic Relief

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Dear friend, The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an incredible burden on Orange County. Many people are out of work, and our small businesses are struggling to stay afloat. Since the beginning of the pandemic, I have repeatedly said that relief from the federal government needs to match the scope and magnitude of the crisis we are in. That’s why I was proud to vote for the American Rescue Plan, which... Read More »

FRIDAY: Rep. Katie Porter to Host Town Hall on Curbing Anti-Asian Hate

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) will host a virtual town hall to hear directly from members of the community about the alarming rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. DATE: FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2021 TIME: 3:30 - 4:30 PM PT RSVP: bit.ly/KPaapith Any outlet that plans to attend must also RSVP to KatiePorter.Press@mail.house.gov with their outlet and bes... Read More »

Protecting Survivors of Domestic Violence

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Dear Friend, Every single person in Orange County deserves to be safe. Elected officials should not only support survivors of domestic violence, but empower them. Last week, I proudly voted to renew the Violence Against Women Act, which helps protect survivors and those currently experiencing domestic violence. The bill included my proposal to incorporate “economic abuse” as a form of domestic vio... Read More »

Reps. Porter, Herrera Beutler Reintroduce Legislation to Protect New Parents from Surprise Medical Bills

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to protect new parents from surprise medical bills. The No Surprise Bills for New Moms Act, co-led by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-3), would simplify the process for enrolling newborns in health coverage. “Growing your family should be a time of joy; instead, our healthcare system often springs surprise medical... Read More »

Standing up to the NRA

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Dear friend, No student should be afraid to go to school, and no parent should fear their child may never come home. For years, Congress has failed to pass meaningful legislation that would prevent gun violence. This inaction is traumatizing an entire generation. It’s past time we stand up to the gun lobby. Today, I joined my House colleagues in passing legislation that would curb gun violence and... Read More »

Fighting Corruption

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Dear friend, Real people, not special interest donors, should decide our elections. Since the Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizens United decision in 2010, corporations and special interest groups have spent billions of dollars to influence our elections and corrupt our democracy. I’m fighting to restore power to the people. Throughout my time in Congress, I’ve made it a priority to increase transp... Read More »

Rep. Porter Introduces Bill to Raise Fees on Polluters Extracting from Public Lands

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45), chair of the Natural Resources Oversight Subcommittee, today introduced legislation to protect public lands and recover taxpayer dollars. The Ending Taxpayer Welfare for Oil and Gas Companies Act, co-led by full Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva (AZ-3) and Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), would raise royalties, rental rates, inspection fees, and penalties on o... Read More »

Protecting the Post Office

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Dear friend, The United States Postal Service is central to our democracy and economy; it supports our elections, delivers medications and Social Security checks to older Americans, and helps small businesses operate. That’s why, last week, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing to discuss proposals to support and improve how the USPS operates. As a member of this Committee, I ... Read More »

Rep. Porter Reintroduces Bill to Reduce Violence Against Individuals with Mental Illness and Disabilities

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45), along with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), and Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05), today reintroduced legislation to reduce violence against individuals with mental illness and disabilities. The Mental Health Justice Act would make it easier for state and local governments to send trained mental health professionals ... Read More »

I'll Hold Polluters Accountable

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Dear friend, Californians know firsthand that environmental protection cannot wait. Holding polluters accountable is how we protect our beaches and public lands and fight the climate crisis, which is causing record-breaking wildfires. This term, I am joining the House Committee on Natural Resources, which has jurisdiction to crack down on polluters. As of last week, I also have the honor of servin... Read More »

Rep. Porter to Chair House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight

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This week, Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) was elected to serve as Chair of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. The Subcommittee is responsible for holding polluters accountable and rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse in areas under the Committee’s jurisdiction, including the climate crisis, public lands, wildfire management, and tribal affairs. “California... Read More »

Reintroduced Porter Legislation Will Honor Orange County Tuskegee Airman

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) reintroduced a bill this week to honor Orange County veteran Lieutenant Colonel Robert J. Friend by naming a local post office for him. Before passing away in June 2019, Lt. Col. Friend was one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, who took to the skies during World War II as the first African-American military aviators. He also served in Korea and Vietnam. “Dur... Read More »