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Rep. Porter Introduces Bill to Streamline Clean Energy Infrastructure

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Today, Reps. Katie Porter (D-CA) and Nikema Williams (D-GA) introduced the Solar Use Network (SUN) Act to spur development of renewable energy infrastructure and electric vehicle charging stations along interstate highways. Their proposal would convert unused right-of-ways, like interstate medians, into valued community assets that can be used for renewable energy…

Rep. Porter Bill Makes it Easier for Military Families to Afford Housing

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Reps. Katie Porter (D-CA), Julia Brownley (D-CA), Trent Kelly (R-MS), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) today introduced legislation to make it easier for veterans and servicemembers to get guaranteed home loans. The VA Home Loan Guaranty Resiliency and Concurrency Enhancement (GRACE) Act would help families buy a home at a new duty station, easing the transition when relocating to…

Building on Her Report Investigating Student Loan Servicers, Rep. Porter Reintroduces Legislation to Boost Accountability

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Following a report Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) recently released on conflicting priorities in the student loan servicing industry, Porter and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) reintroduced their bill to boost transparency, oversight, and accountability of student loan servicers. The CFPB Student Loan Integrity and Transparency Act would direct both the Consumer Financial…

New Rep. Porter Proposal Aims to Restore Americans’ Trust in Congress

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Today, Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) announced a reform to strengthen Americans’ trust in Congress. Her proposal would change a procedure that can be abused by individual Members of Congress to disrupt House business.  “Americans see a Washington that is broken and not working in their best interests,” said Rep. Porter. “Too many half-baked censure, expulsion, and impeachment…

Amid Rising Hate, Rep. Porter Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Protect Places of Worship

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As antisemitism, Islamophobia, and other forms of hatred continue to rise, Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) today renewed her push to protect places of worship. Porter introduced the Pray Safe Act, co-led by Reps. María Elvira Salazar (R-FL) and Troy A. Carter, Sr. (D-LA), which would establish a federal resource for nonprofits and places of worship to get information on best practices to…

Rep. Porter Reintroduces Bill to Help Parents Run for Office

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Today, Reps. Katie Porter (D-CA) and Nikema Williams (D-GA) reintroduced legislation to make it easier for parents and candidates of all incomes to run for office. The Help America Run Act would eliminate common financial barriers that candidates face by allowing campaign funds to be spent on health care premiums, child care expenses, and elder care costs. In 2019, the Help…

Rep. Porter Report Highlights Major Obstacle to Clean Energy Transition

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Today, Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) published a report calling out the double standard between streamlined government approval of gas pipelines and the bureaucratic permitting process for new electrical transmission lines. Her report argues this policy is holding back our clean energy transition and delaying record investments in renewable energy made during the Biden Administration. Read…

Rep. Porter Urges Permanent Support for Every Kid Outdoors Program

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Today, Reps. Katie Porter (D-CA) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) introduced the Every Kid Outdoors Act to permanently authorize the special program that enables fourth graders and their families to visit national parks for free. In addition, their legislation would expand the Every Kid Outdoors program to include all fourth and fifth grade students, making it easier for…

Rep. Porter Uncovers Conflict of Interest in Student Loan Servicing

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Today, Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) released a new report analyzing how the Department of Education has a structural conflict of interest in its dual role as both a lender and representative for student borrowers. Over several months, her office investigated the student loan servicing industry and documented a substantial need for stronger oversight and transparency. Click HERE to…

New Rep. Porter Report Exposes How Scam PACs Cheat Americans

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Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) today released a report exposing the problem of scam PACs, fraudsters who pose as legitimate campaign organizations to get donations but then pocket the money. The 13-page report also details what policy changes are needed to stop Americans from getting cheated and outlines what steps people can take to protect themselves in the meantime. Click HERE to…