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Rep. Porter Introduces Legislation to Eliminate Foreign Political Influence

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) has introduced legislation to eliminate foreign political influence in our elections and dramatically increase transparency on lobbying for foreign governments. The Foreign Political Influence Elimination Act of 2021 would close loopholes that enable foreign governments and corporations to make campaign contributions. Porter’s bill would also go after lobbyists f...

Rep. Porter Report Details Corruption, Conflicts of Interest in Dialysis Industry

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today released a report detailing how cozy relationships between a patient advocacy group and leading dialysis providers are putting patients at risk. The report, “Dying on Dialysis: Inside an Industry Putting Profits Over Patients,” describes how the American Kidney Fund receives a large majority of its funding from leading dialysis providers DaVita and Freseniu...

ADVISORY: FRIDAY: Rep. Katie Porter to Host U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh in Orange County

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) will host U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh on Friday, July 9th, 2021 in Orange County, California. Porter and Walsh will be joined by Congressman Mike Levin (CA-49) for a tour of the union-built electric vehicle infrastructure at University of California, Irvine—an institution at the forefront of sustainable transportation. The pair will also visit a child care c...

ADVISORY: SUNDAY: Rep. Katie Porter to Host In-Person, Outdoor Town Hall

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) will host “Policy in the Park,” an in-person, outdoor town hall, on Sunday, July 11th, 2021 to engage Orange County families directly about the issues that matter most to them. The event will feature a question and answer session with Congresswoman Porter, activities for kids, opportunities to connect with staff about how to get help from a federal agency, and mo...

Rep. Porter Spearheads Legislation to Help Patients Hold Insurers Accountable

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) introduced legislation to help patients hold insurers accountable for wrongfully denying coverage for health care services. The Justice for Patients Act, co-led by Congressman Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-9), and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), would protect patients’ access to the judicial system, including their ability to join cla...

Rep. Porter Spearheads Bipartisan Bill to Strike Loophole in Family Leave Policy

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to close an unfair loophole that limits how much leave certain married people can take. The FAIR Leave Act—or Fair Access for Individuals to Receive Leave Act—would amend federal family leave policy to allow married couples working for the same employer to take the same amount of leave as couples working for different emp...

Rep. Porter Introduces Legislation to Better Protect Against Natural Disasters

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) is reintroducing legislation to better protect Californians by standardizing research on natural disasters. The Disaster Learning and Life Saving Act, co-led by Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03), would establish an independent board to review natural disasters and make recommendations on how to keep people safe. Companion legislation will be introduced by Senato...

Rep. Porter Spearheads Bipartisan Resolution to Honor Volunteers Working in Foster Care System

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today introduced a bipartisan resolution to recognize specially-trained volunteers who advocate on behalf of child survivors of abuse, neglect, and abandonment in courtrooms and other settings. The CASA Volunteer’s Day Resolution would honor Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) volunteers for their life-changing work with children e...

Reps. Porter, Pressley, and Beyer Introduce Bill to Strike Single Parent Penalty from Tax Code

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today introduced legislation to make it easier for families headed by single parents to get help from the expanded child tax credit. The Single Parent Penalty Elimination Act, which is co-led by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08), would change the income threshold for Americans filing as heads of household—the status most comm...

Rep. Porter Reintroduces Bipartisan Bill to Help Older Americans Age in Place

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would make it easier for older Americans to age in place. The Homecare for Seniors Act, which was introduced with Congressman Don Bacon (NE-2), changes the law to allow older adults to use funds from their health savings accounts (HSAs) for homecare. “For Orange County seniors who want to age in their own homes, we should ...