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Rep. Porter Introduces New Legislation to Restore Trust in Congress

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Today, Representative Katie Porter (D-CA) introduced five bills that will help Congress function more effectively and curb the influence of special interests in government. Research shows there is a growing appetite from the American people for government reform and modernization. The 118th Congress has been one of the least effective in history, suggesting that Capitol Hill is in need of updated ...

Porter, Comer Introduce Landmark Presidential Ethics Reform Act

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Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) and House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-KY) today are introducing the Presidential Ethics Reform Act, a landmark federal ethics reform bill to deliver transparency to the American people and enable robust congressional oversight. In addition to requiring disclosure of conflicts of interest while in office, the bill requires presidents an...

Rep. Porter Leads Bipartisan Bill to Help Veterans Put Food on the Table

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Reps. Katie Porter (D-CA) and David G. Valadao (R-CA) today introduced the bipartisan Transitioning Veterans Food Security Act to keep veterans’ fridges and pantries stocked as they navigate the often difficult transition to civilian life after military service. “Veterans have already sacrificed so much for our country; the last thing they should have to worry about when leaving the military is ho...

Rep. Porter Advocacy Brings Afghan Support Center to Orange County

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Today, Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) announced the opening of a temporary Afghan Support Center in Anaheim on Tuesday. At multiple roundtables with immigration advocates and Afghan refugees last year, she heard concerns about the challenges facing resettled Afghans in our community. Following these meetings, Rep. Porter pushed repeatedly for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to...

Rep. Katie Porter Applauds Implementation of Her Law to Hold Big Oil Accountable

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Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) released the below statement applauding the Biden Administration for finalizing its new oil and gas rule. “For over a century, Big Oil has paid pennies on the acre to drill on our public lands—and then left taxpayers on the hook to clean up the mess,” said Rep. Porter. “In Congress, I’ve fought to get rid of Big Oil’s sweetheart deal to pollute our public lands. I’m proud ...

Rep. Katie Porter Statement on Israel-Hamas War

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Today, Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) released this statement regarding the Israel-Hamas war: “Since Hamas’ October 7th terrorist attack, a humanitarian crisis has unfolded in Gaza, and I continue to join all those mourning the immense loss of Israeli and Palestinian lives. Before and during this conflict, I have been steadfast that military aid to any country must be used in accordance with U.S. laws a...

Rep. Porter Reintroduces Bill to Help Patients Hold Insurers Accountable

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Today, Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA), the top Democrat on the Oversight Subcommittee on Health Care and Financial Services, reintroduced legislation to help patients hold insurers accountable for wrongfully denying coverage for health care services. The Justice for Patients Act, co-led by Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), would protect patients’ access to the j...

Rep. Porter Introduces Bill to Streamline Clean Energy Infrastructure

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Today, Reps. Katie Porter (D-CA) and Nikema Williams (D-GA) introduced the Solar Use Network (SUN) Act to spur development of renewable energy infrastructure and electric vehicle charging stations along interstate highways. Their proposal would convert unused right-of-ways, like interstate medians, into valued community assets that can be used for renewable energy projects. “Californians know that...

2024 FAFSA Resource Guide

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Dear Neighbor, Attaining a college degree is expensive and many students struggle to pay for higher education. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is the first step for students to get federal financial aid to help pay for college. Universities and career schools use the FAFSA form to determine how much financial aid students are eligible to receive, and students must apply f...

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...

Roll Call: Katie Porter takes aim at ‘half-baked’ privileged resolutions

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In the latest sign of frustration over frequent censures and other punishment attempts in the House, California Democratic Rep. Katie Porter is proposing a rule change aimed at ending the partisan tit for tat. Porter on Friday introduced legislation that would change House rules around privileged resolutions, the procedural maneuver many members have used this Congress to force votes on rebuking t...

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 ...