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Rep. Porter-backed Bill to Lower Orange County Taxes Clears Key Committee Hurdle

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WASHINGTON—A bill backed by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) received the approval of the House Ways and Means Committee, bringing it one step closer to becoming law. The legislation would repeal the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction cap, which caused many Orange County families to see their taxes go up in 2018. Porter previously led a bipartisan letter to House leaders of both parties, calli... Read more »

Rep. Porter Legislation to Lower Drug Costs Approved by House of Representatives

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WASHINGTON—A bill by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) to prevent drug manufacturers from profiting off unreasonable price hikes passed the House of Representatives today as part of broader legislation to lower prescription drug costs. The Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which passed with Porter’s support, would allow federal officials to negotiate fair drug prices and included Porte... Read more »

Rep. Porter Slams American Kidney Fund for Abandoning California Dialysis Patients

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) led her California congressional colleagues in demanding that the American Kidney Fund (AKF) reconsider its decision to abandon patients it supports in the state. Rep. Porter, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Kamala Harris, and 12 additional Representatives for California, requested that AKF provide a pathway forward for the patients they are leaving behind and asked ... Read more »

Rep. Porter Leads Bipartisan Effort to Prevent Tax Increases on Families Deducting Medical Expenses

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today led a bipartisan effort with Republican Congressman Kenny Marchant and 22 colleagues to call on House leaders from both parties to reinstate 7.5% income threshold for deducting medical expenses from federal taxes in year-end legislation. If this income threshold is not reinstated by the end of the year, families currently deducting medical expenses could se... Read more »

Porter, Rose Introduce Bill to Bring Transparency, Accountability to Administration Family Members and Root Out Corruption

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) and Congressman Max Rose (NY-11) introduced the Transparency in Executive Branch Officials’ Finances Act as part of their continued efforts to root out corruption in Washington by requiring additional accountability and transparency measures for political appointees and direct family members of the President and Vice President. “This should not be a controversial... Read more »

Rep. Porter Introduces Legislation to Protect Students’ Mental Health Rights

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today introduced legislation to protect students struggling with mental health challenges. The Student Mental Health Rights Act would ensure that mental health policies on college campuses are consistent with existing federal guidelines. “Too many students across the country who face mental health challenges find themselves dealing with an additional burden of un... Read more »

Rep. Porter Leads Effort to Empower Survivors of Domestic Violence with Pets

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today led 81 members in supporting legislation aimed at empowering those trapped in domestic violence situations by giving them the tools to keep their pets safe. Approximately 34 percent of domestic violence survivors are torn between escaping abuse and leaving a beloved pet behind. “We should be doing everything we can to empower survivors of domestic violence ... Read more »

Rep. Porter Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Close Family Leave Loophole

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today introduced a bipartisan bill to remove a marriage penalty from federal family leave policy. The legislation would ensure that married couples who work for the same employer are not restricted in the amount of leave they can take under existing law, closing a loophole that has become increasingly prevalent for the modern workforce. “As a working mom myself, ... Read more »

Rep. Porter Continues Fighting for Trump Administration Transparency

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today called out the Trump Administration’s inadequate response to oversight efforts demanding transparency from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In July, Rep. Porter sent a letter to EPA expressing alarm about a new regulation that would make it easier for polluters to overturn environmental protections in secret, without transparency for the public. T... Read more »

Rep. Porter Bill to Help Working Parents Run for Office Passes House of Representatives

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Today, the House of Representatives passed a bill authored by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) to make it easier for working parents to run for federal office. The Help America Run Act would clarify that candidates are permitted to use campaign contributions to pay for child care, elder care, dependent care, and healthcare premiums and passed the House with unanimous, bipartisan support. “As a s... Read more »