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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 ... Read more »

Reps. Porter, Lee, and Hayes Relaunch College Affordability Caucus

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45), alongside Congresswomen Susie Lee (NV-03) and Jahana Hayes (CT-05), relaunched the College Affordability Caucus. The group spearheads policies that will drive down the sticker price of higher education. In relaunching the caucus, Porter hosted a briefing with members and Caitlin Zaloom, an expert on the financial challenges that students and families face trying... Read more »

Rep. Porter Spearheads Legislation to Crack Down on Big Pharma Price Hikes

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today reintroduced legislation to prevent drug manufacturers from profiting off unreasonable price hikes. The Freedom From Price Gouging Act, co-led by Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Congressman Jason Crow (CO-06), and Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03),would recover taxpayer dollars from pharmaceutical companies that hike pharmaceutical prices to incre... Read more »

Reps. Porter, DeLauro Reintroduce Legislation to Protect Patients from Paying More for Drugs

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) reintroduced legislation to better protect patients from exorbitant pharmaceutical prices. The Lowest Price for Patients Act, co-led by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), would require pharmacies to inform patients if it’s cheaper to purchase a drug at the pharmacy’s cash price instead of with their insurance. “While Big Pharma is hiking drug prices left and rig... Read more »

FRIDAY: Rep. Katie Porter to Host Town Hall on Curbing Anti-Asian Hate

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) will host a virtual town hall to hear directly from members of the community about the alarming rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. DATE: FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2021 TIME: 3:30 - 4:30 PM PT RSVP: bit.ly/KPaapith Any outlet that plans to attend must also RSVP to KatiePorter.Press@mail.house.gov with their outlet and bes... Read more »

Reps. Porter, Herrera Beutler Reintroduce Legislation to Protect New Parents from Surprise Medical Bills

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to protect new parents from surprise medical bills. The No Surprise Bills for New Moms Act, co-led by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-3), would simplify the process for enrolling newborns in health coverage. “Growing your family should be a time of joy; instead, our healthcare system often springs surprise medical... Read more »

Rep. Porter Introduces Bill to Raise Fees on Polluters Extracting from Public Lands

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45), chair of the Natural Resources Oversight Subcommittee, today introduced legislation to protect public lands and recover taxpayer dollars. The Ending Taxpayer Welfare for Oil and Gas Companies Act, co-led by full Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva (AZ-3) and Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), would raise royalties, rental rates, inspection fees, and penalties on o... Read more »

Rep. Porter Reintroduces Bill to Reduce Violence Against Individuals with Mental Illness and Disabilities

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45), along with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), and Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05), today reintroduced legislation to reduce violence against individuals with mental illness and disabilities. The Mental Health Justice Act would make it easier for state and local governments to send trained mental health professionals ... Read more »

Rep. Porter to Chair House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight

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This week, Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) was elected to serve as Chair of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. The Subcommittee is responsible for holding polluters accountable and rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse in areas under the Committee’s jurisdiction, including the climate crisis, public lands, wildfire management, and tribal affairs. “California... Read more »

Reintroduced Porter Legislation Will Honor Orange County Tuskegee Airman

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) reintroduced a bill this week to honor Orange County veteran Lieutenant Colonel Robert J. Friend by naming a local post office for him. Before passing away in June 2019, Lt. Col. Friend was one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, who took to the skies during World War II as the first African-American military aviators. He also served in Korea and Vietnam. “Dur... Read more »