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EVENT ALERT: Whiteboard Town Hall on the Build Back Better Act

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Dear friend, This month, I voted to invest in what our country needs to grow our economy: affordable child care, lower health care costs, robust climate action, and more. Our global competitors have long prioritized these economic building blocks, and I’m proud to do my part to help the United States remain the strongest, most stable economy in the world. There’s a lot to unpack in the Build Back ...

EVENT ALERT: Rep. Porter is Getting Answers About the Major Oil Leak

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Dear friend, Congressional hearings are about getting answers for families about the issues that matter most to them. Right now, a major oil leak off our coast threatens Orange County communities. This pollution puts our health, our businesses, and our environment at risk. There must be accountability for this major oil leak. As federal investigators continue to gather information about how and wh...

EVENT ALERT: In-Person Town Hall This SUNDAY

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Dear friend, Engaging community members about the issues that matter most to them is fundamental to being a Representative—and it’s incredibly important to me. We’ve held some great virtual events during the pandemic, but there’s nothing quite like talking to Orange County families in person. That’s why I’m excited to announce our first in-person, outdoor town hall of this Congress: Policy in the ...

The Fight for Equality

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Dear friend, June is Pride Month—a time to celebrate our LGBTQ+ friends and neighbors, and to recognize that there’s still much work to be done to achieve equality for every American. From the Stonewall Riots to leading the charge for the Equality Act, the LGBTQ+ community has fought tirelessly for justice. I'm committed to being their ally in this battle. Everyone deserves to live their truth. An...

Restoring Tax Fairness and Holding Corporate Cheaters Accountable

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Dear Friend, It is unacceptable that the wealthiest corporations in this country are cheating the tax system. When it comes to funding public resources that we all rely on, we all have a part to play. Orange County families pay their fair share; corporations should do the same. The U.S. loses approximately $1 trillion in unpaid taxes every year because the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is too und...

Striking the #SingleParentPenalty

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Dear friend, Children are expensive, but they are also the building blocks of our future economy. That’s why, in 1951, Congress created a tax cut—commonly known as the Child Tax Credit—for most families with kids. The Child Tax Credit has been a lifeline for parents, especially as the costs of child care skyrocket. I’m glad Congress recently expanded the Child Tax Credit, which is estimated to hel...

How Big Oil is Costing Taxpayers, and What I'm Doing About It

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Dear friend, Our public lands are national treasures that belong to all Americans. But right now, these outdoor spaces are under attack. Big Oil companies are trying to get rich off our public lands and rip off taxpayers in the process—not on my watch. Polluters are extracting resources from public lands at rates that haven’t been updated in decades. We haven’t raised the rental rate since I was i...

Celebrating Older Americans Month

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Dear friend, Each May, the Administration for Community Living celebrates Older Americans Month. The theme for 2021 is "Communities of Strength," and I can’t think of a better description for our older adults here in Orange County. The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard for all of us, and our older neighbors have dealt with some of its worst challenges. I strive to honor them every day through my wor...

Telephone Town Hall Next Week!

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Dear friend, Transparency and accountability are key components of our democracy. Listening to and learning from members of our community are essential parts of being a representative. That’s why I wanted you to be among the first to know about an upcoming telephone town hall I’m hosting next week. I’m so excited to share that on Wednesday, April 21, I’m hopping on the phone to talk to Orange Coun...

The First 100 Days

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Dear Friend, Today marks the 100th day of my second term in Congress. I want to share some highlights of what my team and I have accomplished for Orange County families so far. I have introduced 10 bills, including legislation to hold polluters accountable and to make health care cheaper. I have also led 13 letters demanding answers on behalf of the American people—writing to big insurance compani...