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Rep. Porter Bill Makes it Easier for Military Families to Afford Housing

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Reps. Katie Porter (D-CA), Julia Brownley (D-CA), Trent Kelly (R-MS), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) today introduced legislation to make it easier for veterans and servicemembers to get guaranteed home loans. The VA Home Loan Guaranty Resiliency and Concurrency Enhancement (GRACE) Act would help families buy a home at a new duty station, easing the transition when relocating to another base. “Our v...

Building on Her Report Investigating Student Loan Servicers, Rep. Porter Reintroduces Legislation to Boost Accountability

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Following a report Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) recently released on conflicting priorities in the student loan servicing industry, Porter and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) reintroduced their bill to boost transparency, oversight, and accountability of student loan servicers. The CFPB Student Loan Integrity and Transparency Act would direct both the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Depar...

New Rep. Porter Proposal Aims to Restore Americans’ Trust in Congress

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Today, Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) announced a reform to strengthen Americans’ trust in Congress. Her proposal would change a procedure that can be abused by individual Members of Congress to disrupt House business. “Americans see a Washington that is broken and not working in their best interests,” said Rep. Porter. “Too many half-baked censure, expulsion, and impeachment resolutions have wasted tim...

Amid Rising Hate, Rep. Porter Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Protect Places of Worship

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As antisemitism, Islamophobia, and other forms of hatred continue to rise, Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) today renewed her push to protect places of worship. Porter introduced the Pray Safe Act, co-led by Reps. María Elvira Salazar (R-FL) and Troy A. Carter, Sr. (D-LA), which would establish a federal resource for nonprofits and places of worship to get information on best practices to keep their organ...

Rep. Porter Reintroduces Bill to Help Parents Run for Office

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Today, Reps. Katie Porter (D-CA) and Nikema Williams (D-GA) reintroduced legislation to make it easier for parents and candidates of all incomes to run for office. The Help America Run Act would eliminate common financial barriers that candidates face by allowing campaign funds to be spent on health care premiums, child care expenses, and elder care costs. In 2019, the Help America Run Act passed ...

Rep. Porter Report Highlights Major Obstacle to Clean Energy Transition

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Today, Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) published a report calling out the double standard between streamlined government approval of gas pipelines and the bureaucratic permitting process for new electrical transmission lines. Her report argues this policy is holding back our clean energy transition and delaying record investments in renewable energy made during the Biden Administration. Read her report, ...

Rep. Porter Urges Permanent Support for Every Kid Outdoors Program

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Today, Reps. Katie Porter (D-CA) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) introduced the Every Kid Outdoors Act to permanently authorize the special program that enables fourth graders and their families to visit national parks for free. In addition, their legislation would expand the Every Kid Outdoors program to include all fourth and fifth grade students, making it easier for families to visit our national tre...

Rep. Porter Condemns Religious Disparity on the Terrorism Watchlist

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Dear Neighbor, I’m proud to represent a thriving Muslim community in Orange County. I know there has been a troubling rise in Islamophobia, and as your Representative, I have been working hard to root out this hate. As a strong believer in oversight, I regularly call out government institutions when they fail the American people. I was concerned by a recent Council on American-Islamic Relations (C...

Rep. Porter Uncovers Conflict of Interest in Student Loan Servicing

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Today, Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) released a new report analyzing how the Department of Education has a structural conflict of interest in its dual role as both a lender and representative for student borrowers. Over several months, her office investigated the student loan servicing industry and documented a substantial need for stronger oversight and transparency. Click HERE to read Rep. Porter’s r...

New Rep. Porter Report Exposes How Scam PACs Cheat Americans

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Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) today released a report exposing the problem of scam PACs, fraudsters who pose as legitimate campaign organizations to get donations but then pocket the money. The 13-page report also details what policy changes are needed to stop Americans from getting cheated and outlines what steps people can take to protect themselves in the meantime. Click HERE to read the report, Pol...

Porter Introduces Bipartisan Bills to Bolster Clean Energy Transition

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Today, Reps. Katie Porter (D-CA) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) reintroduced two bills to encourage the development of clean hydrogen fuel for heavy-duty transportation. The Hydrogen for Trucks Act and Hydrogen for Ports Act would incentivize research, development, and implementation of hydrogen and fuel cell technology in two sectors in which it is particularly difficult to reduce pollution. Senators C...

California’s Homeowners Insurance Crisis

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Dear Neighbor, California is experiencing a homeowners insurance crisis. With climate change increasing the frequency and intensity of natural disasters, California families are suffering higher homeowners insurance rates and struggling to find coverage. Homeowners insurance is essential to protect families from financial ruin if our homes are damaged or destroyed. Yet, given the ongoing risk of w...

Congresswoman Porter Stands Up to the Iranian Regime

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Dear Neighbor, I am writing to update you on my work to support the Iranian people. Since the killing of Mahsa Amini, the Iranian regime has doubled down on its ruthless assault on basic civil liberties. Further, Iran remains a national security threat, funding terrorist organizations in the Middle East, such as Hamas and Hezbollah. I’ve spent the past year continuing my work to curb the Iranian r...

Rep. Katie Porter Statement on Israel-Hamas War

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Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) issued this statement on the Israel-Hamas war: “Since Hamas’ terrorist attack on Israel, I have mourned the Israeli and Palestinian lives lost to escalating violence. The human tragedies of this war are painful to witness, and as Americans, we should all desire enduring peace and stability in the Middle East. I have long said that durable peace will require a two-state sol...

Rep. Porter, Sen. Gillibrand Introduce Bill to Ban Government Officials from Owning Stocks

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Today, Representative Katie Porter (D-CA) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced the introduction of strengthened legislation to crack down on financial conflicts of interest in all three branches of government. Their improved STOCK Act 2.0 is Congress’ most comprehensive effort yet to eliminate corruption and establish strict ethics standards for Members of Congress, Supreme Court justic...