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Rep. Katie Porter Announces Support for Veterans Cemetery in Anaheim Hills

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today released the following statement expressing support for a veterans cemetery located at Gypsum Canyon in Anaheim Hills, a site located within California’s 45th Congressional District: “We have a responsibility to do right by our service members and military families,” said Rep. Katie Porter. “The bare minimum we can do for our veterans, who have made tremend...

Rep. Porter Chairs Hearing, Holds Listening Session in Orange County on Major Oil Leak

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IRVINE—Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45), Chair of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, led a hearing on the major oil leak off the coast of Orange County. The hearing, titled “Southern California Oil Leak: Investigating the Immediate Effects on Communities, Businesses, and the Environment,” took place in Irvine, California, and was immediately followed by a l...

ADVISORY: MONDAY: Southern California Representatives Porter, Lowenthal, and Levin to Hold Hearing in Orange County on Recent Major Oil Leak

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45), Chair of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations; Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), Chair of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources; and Congressman Mike Levin (CA-49) will lead a joint hearing on the major oil leak off the coast of Orange County on Monday, October 18, 2021. The hearing, titled...

Rep. Katie Porter Secures Pentagon Oversight Measures in House-Passed National Defense Bill

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WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) secured eight amendments, including several proposals to increase accountability at the Pentagon, to a key defense bill passed by the House of Representatives. These amendments were accepted on a broad bipartisan basis and included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 that passed the House by a vote of 316-113. “The Pen...

Rep. Katie Porter Secures First-of-its-kind Grant for Orange County Marshallese-American Community

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IRVINE—Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today announced $500,000 in federal funding for Marshallese Youth of Orange County (MYOC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping first-generation Marshallese Americans get health care, education, and employment. The grant, which will be allocated by the Department of the Interior Office of Insular Affairs Technical Assistance Program (TAP), is the ...

ADVISORY: TOMORROW: Rep. Katie Porter, Protect Our Care Rally to Improve Health Care

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IRVINE—On Thursday, September 2, 2021, Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) will headline the final stop of Protect Our Care’s nationwide bus tour to rally for better health care and lower costs. Alongside health care advocates and Orange County families, Porter will speak about the urgent need to reduce drug prices by passing H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, as well as her F...

Office of Rep. Katie Porter Named 2021 Democracy Award Winner for Innovation and Modernization

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The office of Rep. Katie Porter (CA-45) was recognized today for its unique and innovative methods in constituent interactions, communications, and office operations. The independent, nonpartisan Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) announced that Porter is a winner in the Innovation and Modernization category of the Democracy Awards, which acknowledge non-legislative achievement and performa...

Rep. Porter Report Details Exploitation in VA Home Loan Program

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today released a report revealing how predatory mortgage lenders are still exploiting military borrowers, despite years of efforts to prevent such abuses. “AWOL: How Watchdogs Are Failing to Protect Servicemembers from Financial Scams” analyzes new government data and shows that NewDay USA and The Federal Saving Bank, two lenders that have been punished in the pa...

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...