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Rep. Porter Introduces Bill to Improve Public Understanding of Renewable Energy

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WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) has introduced legislation to encourage the development of apps that will give users more information how electricity is delivered to homes and businesses. This bill would help consumers understand energy grid demand and supply, including how much energy is provided by renewable sources. “As a consumer protection attorney, I know from experience how kn... Read More »

Rep. Porter Statement on Passage of War Powers Resolution

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WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today released the below statement following the House vote to de-escalate tensions with Iran: “Today, I joined my House colleagues in passing a resolution to prevent the Trump Administration from further escalating hostilities with Iran without Congressional approval. The American people do not want a war, yet this Administration’s actions are pu... Read More »

Rep. Porter Provisions to Support Military Families and Scientific Research Signed into Law

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WASHINGTON—Several amendments authored by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) were included in a key national defense bill signed into law by President Trump today. These amendments, which were previously adopted by the House of Representatives on a broad bipartisan basis, include measures to protect military families in private housing and support civilian academic medical centers and teaching hos... Read More »

Rep. Porter Secures House Passage of Bill to Lower Orange County Taxes

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WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives today passed a bipartisan bill championed by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) that would lower taxes on Orange County families. The legislation would repeal the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction cap, which caused many households in Orange County families to see their taxes go up in 2018. Watch Porter call for the bill’s passage on the House floor HERE. ... Read More »

Rep. Porter Introduces Bill to Increase Oversight of Fraudulent For-Profit Universities

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WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) has introduced legislation that would crack down on predatory for-profit universities. Porter’s bill empowers federal watchdogs to investigate fraudulent schools that cheat students when those institutions face financial downturns, as Western State College of Law did earlier this year. “It’s unacceptable that scam artists have free license to take adva... Read More »

House Passes Porter Legislation to Lower Taxes, Cut Medical Expenses

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WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives today passed a provision championed by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) to lower families’ medical expenses and save them money. The Porter provision does this by lowering the threshold at which families can deduct medical expenses from federal taxes from 10% to 7.5%. Porter previously led a bipartisan effort with 23 colleagues to call on House leaders fro... Read More »

Rep. Porter-backed Bill to Lower Orange County Taxes Clears Key Committee Hurdle

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WASHINGTON—A bill backed by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) received the approval of the House Ways and Means Committee, bringing it one step closer to becoming law. The legislation would repeal the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction cap, which caused many Orange County families to see their taxes go up in 2018. Porter previously led a bipartisan letter to House leaders of both parties, calli... Read More »

Rep. Porter Legislation to Lower Drug Costs Approved by House of Representatives

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WASHINGTON—A bill by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) to prevent drug manufacturers from profiting off unreasonable price hikes passed the House of Representatives today as part of broader legislation to lower prescription drug costs. The Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which passed with Porter’s support, would allow federal officials to negotiate fair drug prices and included Porte... Read More »

Rep. Porter Slams American Kidney Fund for Abandoning California Dialysis Patients

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) led her California congressional colleagues in demanding that the American Kidney Fund (AKF) reconsider its decision to abandon patients it supports in the state. Rep. Porter, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Kamala Harris, and 12 additional Representatives for California, requested that AKF provide a pathway forward for the patients they are leaving behind and asked ... Read More »

Rep. Porter Leads Bipartisan Effort to Prevent Tax Increases on Families Deducting Medical Expenses

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today led a bipartisan effort with Republican Congressman Kenny Marchant and 22 colleagues to call on House leaders from both parties to reinstate 7.5% income threshold for deducting medical expenses from federal taxes in year-end legislation. If this income threshold is not reinstated by the end of the year, families currently deducting medical expenses could se... Read More »

Porter, Rose Introduce Bill to Bring Transparency, Accountability to Administration Family Members and Root Out Corruption

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) and Congressman Max Rose (NY-11) introduced the Transparency in Executive Branch Officials’ Finances Act as part of their continued efforts to root out corruption in Washington by requiring additional accountability and transparency measures for political appointees and direct family members of the President and Vice President. “This should not be a controversial... Read More »

Rep. Porter Introduces Legislation to Protect Students’ Mental Health Rights

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today introduced legislation to protect students struggling with mental health challenges. The Student Mental Health Rights Act would ensure that mental health policies on college campuses are consistent with existing federal guidelines. “Too many students across the country who face mental health challenges find themselves dealing with an additional burden of un... Read More »

Rep. Porter Leads Effort to Empower Survivors of Domestic Violence with Pets

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today led 81 members in supporting legislation aimed at empowering those trapped in domestic violence situations by giving them the tools to keep their pets safe. Approximately 34 percent of domestic violence survivors are torn between escaping abuse and leaving a beloved pet behind. “We should be doing everything we can to empower survivors of domestic violence ... Read More »

Taking care of our veterans

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Dear Friend, On Monday, we observed Veterans Day. I was honored to join members of our community at Bill Barber Memorial Park to honor our troops, past and present. Our servicemembers put their lives on the line to keep us safe. It is our solemn duty to make sure we take care of them and their families when they complete their service to our country. I was proud to join a Veterans Day ceremony in ... Read More »

Rep. Porter Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Close Family Leave Loophole

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today introduced a bipartisan bill to remove a marriage penalty from federal family leave policy. The legislation would ensure that married couples who work for the same employer are not restricted in the amount of leave they can take under existing law, closing a loophole that has become increasingly prevalent for the modern workforce. “As a working mom myself, ... Read More »