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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...

Rep. Porter Report Details Exploitation in VA Home Loan Program

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today released a report revealing how predatory mortgage lenders are still exploiting military borrowers, despite years of efforts to prevent such abuses. “AWOL: How Watchdogs Are Failing to Protect Servicemembers from Financial Scams” analyzes new government data and shows that NewDay USA and The Federal Saving Bank, two lenders that have been punished in the pa...

Rep. Porter Introduces Legislation to Eliminate Foreign Political Influence

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) has introduced legislation to eliminate foreign political influence in our elections and dramatically increase transparency on lobbying for foreign governments. The Foreign Political Influence Elimination Act of 2021 would close loopholes that enable foreign governments and corporations to make campaign contributions. Porter’s bill would also go after lobbyists f...

Rep. Porter Report Details Corruption, Conflicts of Interest in Dialysis Industry

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today released a report detailing how cozy relationships between a patient advocacy group and leading dialysis providers are putting patients at risk. The report, “Dying on Dialysis: Inside an Industry Putting Profits Over Patients,” describes how the American Kidney Fund receives a large majority of its funding from leading dialysis providers DaVita and Freseniu...

EVENT ALERT: In-Person Town Hall This SUNDAY

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Dear friend, Engaging community members about the issues that matter most to them is fundamental to being a Representative—and it’s incredibly important to me. We’ve held some great virtual events during the pandemic, but there’s nothing quite like talking to Orange County families in person. That’s why I’m excited to announce our first in-person, outdoor town hall of this Congress: Policy in the ...

ADVISORY: FRIDAY: Rep. Katie Porter to Host U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh in Orange County

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) will host U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh on Friday, July 9th, 2021 in Orange County, California. Porter and Walsh will be joined by Congressman Mike Levin (CA-49) for a tour of the union-built electric vehicle infrastructure at University of California, Irvine—an institution at the forefront of sustainable transportation. The pair will also visit a child care c...

ADVISORY: SUNDAY: Rep. Katie Porter to Host In-Person, Outdoor Town Hall

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) will host “Policy in the Park,” an in-person, outdoor town hall, on Sunday, July 11th, 2021 to engage Orange County families directly about the issues that matter most to them. The event will feature a question and answer session with Congresswoman Porter, activities for kids, opportunities to connect with staff about how to get help from a federal agency, and mo...

Rep. Porter Spearheads Legislation to Help Patients Hold Insurers Accountable

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) introduced legislation to help patients hold insurers accountable for wrongfully denying coverage for health care services. The Justice for Patients Act, co-led by Congressman Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-9), and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), would protect patients’ access to the judicial system, including their ability to join cla...

The Fight for Equality

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Dear friend, June is Pride Month—a time to celebrate our LGBTQ+ friends and neighbors, and to recognize that there’s still much work to be done to achieve equality for every American. From the Stonewall Riots to leading the charge for the Equality Act, the LGBTQ+ community has fought tirelessly for justice. I'm committed to being their ally in this battle. Everyone deserves to live their truth. An...

Rep. Porter Spearheads Bipartisan Bill to Strike Loophole in Family Leave Policy

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to close an unfair loophole that limits how much leave certain married people can take. The FAIR Leave Act—or Fair Access for Individuals to Receive Leave Act—would amend federal family leave policy to allow married couples working for the same employer to take the same amount of leave as couples working for different emp...

Rep. Porter Introduces Legislation to Better Protect Against Natural Disasters

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) is reintroducing legislation to better protect Californians by standardizing research on natural disasters. The Disaster Learning and Life Saving Act, co-led by Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03), would establish an independent board to review natural disasters and make recommendations on how to keep people safe. Companion legislation will be introduced by Senato...

Restoring Tax Fairness and Holding Corporate Cheaters Accountable

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Dear Friend, It is unacceptable that the wealthiest corporations in this country are cheating the tax system. When it comes to funding public resources that we all rely on, we all have a part to play. Orange County families pay their fair share; corporations should do the same. The U.S. loses approximately $1 trillion in unpaid taxes every year because the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is too und...

The Hill: Porter blasts oil CEOs: 'Declined to answer to the American people'

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Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) on Wednesday chastised oil company executives who declined her invitation to testify before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, saying they “declined to answer to the American people.” Porter, who chairs the subcommittee, invited the CEOs of ExxonMobil, Devon Energy and EOG Resources to testify at a hearing, which was titled, “Misu...