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Rep. Porter Hosts Listening Session for Local Childcare Providers, Parent Teacher Associations

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) hosted a roundtable discussion yesterday with representatives from local childcare providers and parent teacher associations to hear directly about the hardships they’re facing during the coronavirus pandemic. “As a single working mom, I know how critical childcare is not just for families, but for our entire economy,” said Congresswoman Porter. “Working parents ... Read More »

Rep. Porter Calls on Health Insurers to Guarantee Coverage of COVID-19 Vaccine

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today called on insurance companies to guarantee that they will not charge Americans for COVID-19 vaccines or their administration. She was joined by Reps. Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jan Schakowsky (IL-9), Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Peter Welch (VT-At Large), and Pramila Jayapal (WA-7) in demanding swift action from the national association representing health insurers.... Read More »

Rep. Porter Statement on the Storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) released the following statement after a violent mob incited by President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol during a Joint Session of Congress: “Yesterday’s storming of our Capitol was a direct attack on our democracy—and it was incited by President Trump. We have to call it what it was: domestic terrorism. “After orders to shelter-in-place, I stayed in a House offi... Read More »

Porter, McGovern Announce New Disclosure Requirements for Congressional Witnesses

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) and Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (MA-02) today announced reforms to House rules to strengthen the “Truth-in-Testimony” disclosures that congressional witnesses submit to Congress about potential conflicts of interest. These changes will be voted on in the House on Monday as part of the rules package for the 117th Congress. “Hearings are opportunitie... Read More »

Rep. Porter Bills to Improve Mental Health Coverage, Protect Americans with High Medical Expenses Signed into Law

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Bills introduced by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) to improve mental health coverage and protect Americans with high out-of-pocket medical costs were signed into law yesterday as part of government funding and coronavirus relief legislation. Porter introduced both of these bills last year and has been fighting to have them signed into law. Her Mental Health Parity Compliance Act would strength... Read More »

Huffington Post: ‘Corruption In Real Time’: Rep. Katie Porter Shreds McConnell For Stymying Stimulus Bill

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Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) lambasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) over his refusal to support bipartisan stimulus legislation this week, accusing the powerful GOP lawmaker of working behind the scenes to protect corporations rather than Americans in need of financial support. Congress has renewed talks with the White House this week over a new stimulus package as the COVID-19 ... Read More »

Rep. Porter Report Details the Burden of the Pandemic on Working Women

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today released a report documenting the economic burden of the coronavirus pandemic on women in the workforce. The report suggests that disparities between men and women in the workplace are likely to deepen without a recovery effort that includes policies focused on women and families. These gaps, left unaddressed, would last for generations and result in long t... Read More »

Rep. Porter Statement on Election as Deputy Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today released the below statement following her election as Deputy Chair for the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) in the 117th Congress: “I’m deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve in the new role of Deputy Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus,” Porter said. “In 2018, many of my Democratic colleagues and I successfully ran campaigns roote... Read More »

The Hill: Katie Porter in heated exchange with Mnuchin: 'You're play-acting to be a lawyer'

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Democratic Rep. Katie Porter (Calif.) on Wednesday got into a heated conversation with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during a House Financial Services Committee hearing, with Porter claiming that Mnuchin was “play-acting to be a lawyer.” Porter specifically grilled Mnuchin over his support to move $455 billion in COVID-19 relief from the Federal Reserve back into the Treasury’s general fund, m... Read More »

My New Bill: The Mental Health Justice Act

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Dear friend, I believe that every American should be treated equally—with justice, dignity, and respect under the law. That’s why I’ve helped lead the effort in Congress to provide first responders with the resources they need to manage and de-escalate emergency situations that involve a person suspected of experiencing a mental health crisis. Throughout this summer, in the wake of the protests su... Read More »

Honoring our veterans

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Dear friend, Last Wednesday, we honored the millions of brave Americans who have put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Even though Veterans Day celebrations may have looked different this year, the meaning remains the same. Our veterans and military families have made incredible sacrifices for our country. Many who served missed loved ones’ birthdays, marriages, and holidays. To honor their... Read More »

Rep. Porter Op-ed: California has guaranteed mental health parity; it’s time for Congress to do so nationally

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Long before COVID-19 reached our shores, our nation was confronting a massive public health emergency. Even as the coronavirus pandemic has taken center stage, a mental health crisis that has long persisted is worsening. This problem may be quieter, but its toll is just as devastating. The COVID-19 pandemic has only made things worse, isolating individuals in their homes, interrupting services lik... Read More »

Rep. Porter Announces Run for Progressive Caucus Leadership Position

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U.S. Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today announced her candidacy for Deputy Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). If elected to this leadership role, she would help advance progressive priorities by communicating with the American people and working with other Congressional caucuses, outside advocates, and partners in the Biden-Harris Administration. “I know from firsthand expe... Read More »

ADVISORY: WEDNESDAY: Rep. Porter to host virtual press conference with Orange County resident freed from Vietnamese prison

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) will hold a video press conference regarding the release of Michael Nguyen, an American citizen and Orange County resident who had been imprisoned in Vietnam since July 2018. Michael and his family will be in attendance as well as other Members of Congress. DATE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28th TIME: 9:30 AM PT RSVP: HERE Any outlet that plans to participate must RSVP to... Read More »

Rep. Porter Backs House Resolution Calling for End of Korean War

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As the international community commemorates the 75 years of the United Nations this weekend, U.S. Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today announced her support of a House resolution calling for the end of the Korean War, now in its 69th year. The resolution urges the Trump Administration to provide a clear roadmap for achieving a permanent peace settlement and the denuclearization of the Korean p... Read More »