Tax Fairness

Rep. Porter Secures House Passage of Bill to Lower Orange County Taxes

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WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives today passed a bipartisan bill championed by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) that would lower taxes on Orange County families. The legislation would repeal the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction cap, which caused many households in Orange County families to see their taxes go up in 2018. Watch Porter call for the bill’s passage on the House floor HERE. ... Read more »

House Passes Porter Legislation to Lower Taxes, Cut Medical Expenses

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WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives today passed a provision championed by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) to lower families’ medical expenses and save them money. The Porter provision does this by lowering the threshold at which families can deduct medical expenses from federal taxes from 10% to 7.5%. Porter previously led a bipartisan effort with 23 colleagues to call on House leaders fro... Read more »

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 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 »

Rep. Porter Introduces Bill to Support Homecare Needs for Older Americans

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) introduced a bipartisan bill with Democratic Rep. John Larson (CT-1) and Republican Reps. Adrian Smith (NE-3) and Jackie Walorski (IN-2) to support older Americans living in their homes. This legislation would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow tax-free distributions from health savings accounts (HSAs) to cover qualified home care services. “I’ve he... Read more »

Rep. Porter Leads Bipartisan Effort to Lower Orange County Taxes

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) led a bipartisan group of 24 colleagues demanding that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy prioritize repeal of the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction cap, which has caused many Orange County families to see their 2018 taxes go up. The SALT deduction cap, which was enacted as part of the Trump tax plan, limits the amount of state and local t... Read more »

Rep. Porter Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Permanently Lower Threshold for Medical Expense Tax Deduction

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today introduced a bipartisan bill with Republican Congressman Kenny Marchant to permanently lower the threshold for deducting medical expenses from federal taxes to 7.5% of income. Without this legislation, Orange County families currently deducting medical expenses could see their taxes increase next Tax Day. “I hear it all the time from folks in my district—th... Read more »

Rep. Porter Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Make Childcare More Affordable

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today introduced legislation to address the skyrocketing cost of childcare. Her bipartisan Family Savings for Kids and Seniors Act, which she introduced with Republican Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-3), would more than double the amount of money families can set aside pre-tax in Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) to pay help for help pay ... Read more »