Energy and the Environment

Investing in our future

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Dear friend, As we commemorate our nation’s history this Fourth of July, I’m thinking about how important it is that we invest in our communities and create a better future for our children. Making this a priority, I worked with my colleagues on legislation that would improve our infrastructure, protect our kids, and take concrete steps to fight climate change. This bill, the Moving Forward Act, p... Read more »

Rep. Porter Introduces Bill to Improve Public Understanding of Renewable Energy

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WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) has introduced legislation to encourage the development of apps that will give users more information how electricity is delivered to homes and businesses. This bill would help consumers understand energy grid demand and supply, including how much energy is provided by renewable sources. “As a consumer protection attorney, I know from experience how kn... 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 Continues Environmental Advocacy, Joins Bipartisan House Effort to Curb New Oil Drilling

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) this week joined House colleagues to pass three bipartisan bills to protect sensitive American lands and coastlines from new oil drilling. Porter is continuing to build momentum on environmental issues after hosting a roundtable with Orange County environmental advocates during the August district work period. “Orange County is blessed with beautiful natural coas... Read more »

Rep. Porter Sounds Alarm on Lack of Transparency in Trump Administration’s New Regulation

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today called out the Trump Administration’s lack of transparency in implementing a new regulation that would make it easier for polluters to overturn environmental protections in secret, without transparency for the public. The new rule, which would allow political appointees, rather than civil servants, at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review publ... Read more »

Rep. Porter Amendments to Protect Women and Children, Help Veterans, and Boost Clean Vehicle Innovation Passes House in Government Funding Bill

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The U.S. House of Representatives today passed a partial funding bill with amendments from Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) that would support key programs for Orange County families. Five amendments led by Porter would increase funds for reducing the sexual assault kit backlog, qualifying volunteer advocates for child survivors of abuse and neglect, fighting veteran homelessness, helping vetera... Read more »

Rep. Porter Introduces Legislation to Support Clean Vehicles and Innovation

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On Friday, Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) joined Congressmen Harley Rouda and Mark DeSaulnier in introducing the Clean Corridors Act of 2019. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, cars and trucks account for nearly one-fifth of all U.S. emissions – emitting around 24 pounds of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases for every gallon of gas. While southern California has been a lead... Read more »

House Passes Historic Climate Legislation with Rep. Porter Amendment

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today joined the House of Representatives in passing the Climate Action Now Act, which would require the Trump Administration to remain in the Paris Climate Accord and develop a serious plan for how the United States will meet its commitment to reduce pollution. Porter’s amendment recognizes the important role of entrepreneurs and universities in establishing the... Read more »