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CNN: Katie Porter isn't part of 'The Squad.' But the freshman House Democrat is stirring up trouble for Trump

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Washington (CNN) - When Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election, a California law professor named Katie Porter -- who had been expecting to join Clinton's transition team to advise on housing policy -- thought she would sit the next four years out of government. She figured she'd wind up working for Elizabeth Warren, her former Harvard law school professor, or Kamala Harris, who in 20... Read more »

HUD Secretary Ben Carson has failed America's working families. They deserve better.

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When Secretary Ben Carson appeared before Congress at the end of May, I came prepared for a serious discussion about our nation’s housing supply. In my home district in Orange County, California, we have both a rental affordability crisis and a homeownership affordability crisis, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has an important role to play in helping working families who... Read more »

HuffPost: How Freshman Rep. Katie Porter Puts Wall Street In The Hot Seat

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You don’t often see some of the smartest people in the country being asked to do math at a congressional hearing. (You rarely see tough questions at all, really). That’s exactly what Wall Street executives and regulators face when freshman Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) takes her turn on the dais at hearings of the House Financial Services Committee. The panel treated the financial world far more g... Read more »

Washington Post: A record number of congresswomen are mothers. Here’s a glimpse inside their first-ever caucus.

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How are your kids doing? It isn’t the question itself that bothers Katie Porter. The freshman Democratic congresswoman from California, a single mom of three children, is perfectly aware that inquiring about another person’s family is just polite small talk. But there’s something about the way some people ask her, the subtle emphasis on that last word — “how are your kids doing?” — that makes her ... Read more »