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New Report by Rep. Katie Porter Exposes Big Pharma’s Launch Price Abuse

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WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) today released a report documenting how Big Pharma has set prices for new drugs higher and higher to line its pockets. The report, “Skyrocketing: How Big Pharma Exploits Launch Prices to Cash in on Cancer,” analyzes pricing and spending data to expose how the prices of newly launched cancer drugs put patients and taxpayers at risk. “Our report is clear:...

New Rep. Katie Porter Bill Holds Government Accountable for Delivering Better Services to Americans

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WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA), Vice Chair of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations, today introduced legislation that would strengthen how the federal government interacts with the American public. The Trust in Government Act, which is co-led by Rep. Gerry Connolly, Chair of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, details specific requirements for federal agen...

Rep. Katie Porter Introduces Bill to Protect Patients and Give Watchdogs More Transparency into Medicare-Funded Private Insurance

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WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter today introduced legislation to help patients and government watchdogs evaluate the quality of private health insurance plans provided through Medicare. The Medicare Advantage Consumer Protection and Transparency Act, co-led by Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), improves data collection and holds insurers acc...

Rep. Katie Porter Introduces Legislation to Show Americans How Congressmembers Spend Time

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WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) today introduced legislation to give the American people more visibility into how their representatives use their time. “The American people deserve to know how Congressmembers are working on their behalf—or not,” Porter said. “Increasing transparency on how we spend our time will empower Americans to better hold Congressmembers accountable when they pr...

Rep. Katie Porter Bill to Increase Public Safety, Protect Americans Experiencing Mental Health Crises Passes House

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WASHINGTON—A bill by Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) to create mental health first responder units today passed the House with bipartisan support. The Mental Health Justice Act, co-led by Representatives Michelle Steel (R-CA), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), and Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA), would empower state and local governments to send trained mental health professionals instead of...

Rep. Katie Porter Introduces Bill to Crack Down on Big Corporations Coordinating Price Hikes

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WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) has introduced legislation that would strengthen accountability for big corporations that engage in coordinated price hikes. The Competitive Prices Act closes loopholes that price-gouging corporations exploit to escape accountability in antitrust cases. “Big corporations are gouging consumers to push their profit margins to record highs,” said Porter, w...

Rep. Katie Porter, Energy Sec. Jennifer Granholm Tour Local Training Facility for Clean Energy Workers

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ORANGE COUNTY—Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) and U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm toured the Orange County Electrical Training Institute (OCETI), a local facility that is training the next generation of unionized clean energy workers. Porter and Granholm also hosted a roundtable with local labor leaders and other government officials on how the recently-passed Inflation Reduction Act an...

TOMORROW: Rep. Katie Porter, Energy Sec. Jennifer Granholm Tour Electrical Training School

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On Thursday, September 1, Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) and U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm will tour an Orange County facility that is training the next generation of unionized clean energy workers. Porter and Granholm will also hold a roundtable with local labor leaders and other government officials on how the recently-passed Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure...

Rep. Katie Porter Post Office Ceremony Honors Orange County Tuskegee Airman

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IRVINE—Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) today hosted a post office naming ceremony in honor of the late Lieutenant Colonel Robert J. Friend, a longtime Orange County resident and one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, who took to the skies during World War II as the first African-American military aviators. Lt. Col. Friend passed away in 2019, and Rep. Porter has been working to honor his mem...

THURSDAY: Rep. Katie Porter to Host Post Office Naming Ceremony for Orange County Tuskegee Airman

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IRVINE—On Thursday, August 25, Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) will host a ceremony celebrating the naming of a local post office for longtime Orange County resident Lieutenant Colonel Robert J. Friend, one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, who took to the skies during World War II as the first African-American military aviators. Lt. Col. Friend passed away in 2019, and Rep. Porter has been...

Rep. Katie Porter Introduces Bill to End Taxpayer-Funded Climate Misinformation Campaigns

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WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) today introduced legislation to protect taxpayers from funding climate misinformation. The End Subsidies for Fossil Fuel Advertising Act, co-led by House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), would end taxpayer subsidies for industry advertisements that encourage the continued use of oil and gas. “Big Oil has been lying to the American...

Rep. Katie Porter, Interior Sec. Deb Haaland Announce New Push to Boost Southern California Drought Resiliency

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IRVINE—Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA), U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton, and other state and local leaders today announced new efforts to provide Orange County families with sustainable clean water. The Irvine Ranch Water District, which serves 447,000 Orange County residents, will receive $12.2 million through the Bipartisan Infras...

THURSDAY: Rep. Katie Porter, Interior Sec. Deb Haaland Presser on Boosting Southern California Drought Resiliency

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IRVINE—On Thursday, August 18, Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA), U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton, and other federal, state, and local leaders will host a press conference on new efforts to protect families from California’s ongoing megadrought. Porter, Haaland, and Touton will announce reallocated federal dollars that will support wa...

Rep. Katie Porter Statement on House Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) today released the following statement after joining the House to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, landmark legislation that will lower costs for families and strengthen our economy for decades to come. “Today, I proudly voted for legislation that will make our economy stronger, more stable, and more globally competitive. The Inflation Reduction Act includes seve...

Rep. Katie Porter Introduces Strengthened Bill to Crack Down on Political Scams

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WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) has introduced bipartisan legislation to crack down on political fundraising scams. The Stop Scam PACs Act, co-led by Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), would empower the Federal Election Commission to take action against fraudsters who pose as political action committees (PACs) to cheat Americans. “Americans who want to participate in our political process shou...