Energy and the Environment

New Rep. Katie Porter Legislation Helps Prevent Disease Transmission from Animals to Humans

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WASHINGTON—New legislation by Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) would equip governments, tribes, and local organizations with more tools to monitor and prevent wildlife diseases. The Wildlife Disease Surveillance for Pandemic Prevention Act would also improve coordination among institutions and strengthen oversight of wildlife imports. “Disease transmission from animals to humans has…

Rep. Katie Porter, Energy Sec. Jennifer Granholm Tour Local Training Facility for Clean Energy Workers

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ORANGE COUNTY—Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) and U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm toured the Orange County Electrical Training Institute (OCETI), a local facility that is training the next generation of unionized clean energy workers. Porter and Granholm also hosted a roundtable with local labor leaders and other government officials on how the…

TOMORROW: Rep. Katie Porter, Energy Sec. Jennifer Granholm Tour Electrical Training School

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On Thursday, September 1, Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) and U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm will tour an Orange County facility that is training the next generation of unionized clean energy workers. Porter and Granholm will also hold a roundtable with local labor leaders and other government officials on how the recently-passed Inflation Reduction Act and…

Rep. Katie Porter Introduces Bill to End Taxpayer-Funded Climate Misinformation Campaigns

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WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) today introduced legislation to protect taxpayers from funding climate misinformation. The End Subsidies for Fossil Fuel Advertising Act, co-led by House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), would end taxpayer subsidies for industry advertisements that encourage the continued use of oil and gas. “Big Oil has been lying to…

THURSDAY: Rep. Katie Porter, Interior Sec. Deb Haaland Presser on Boosting Southern California Drought Resiliency

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IRVINE—On Thursday, August 18, Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA), U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton, and other federal, state, and local leaders will host a press conference on new efforts to protect families from California’s ongoing megadrought. Porter, Haaland, and Touton will announce reallocated federal dollars that will…

House Passes Porter Proposals to Keep Families Safe from Worsening Wildfires, Droughts

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WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives today passed multiple proposals from Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) that would better protect Orange County families from natural disasters. The Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act, which was approved 218 to 199, includes bills previously introduced by Porter to bolster federal firefighter pay and benefits, extend a key federal program…

House Committee Considers Rep. Katie Porter Bill to Provide Sustainable Clean Water to Orange County Families

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WASHINGTON—The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife today discussed legislation from Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) to further evaluate current and future water levels. Porter’s bill would reauthorize the Bureau of Reclamation’s Basin Study Program, which works with state and local partners and non-governmental organizations to assess water challenges and…

Rep. Porter Introduces Bill to Level Playing Field for Electric Vehicle Investment in California

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WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) today introduced legislation to remove a roadblock that prevents California from getting its fair share of federal electric vehicle investment under the recent bipartisan infrastructure law. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act devotes federal resources to electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. However, states cannot…

House Passes Rep. Katie Porter’s Legislation to Lower Gas Prices

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WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives today passed Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA)’s legislation to crack down on Big Oil’s predatory price increases at the pump. The Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act, co-led by Congresswoman Kim Schrier (D-WA), would lower gas prices by making exploitative price hikes unlawful, holding market manipulators accountable, and boosting…

Rep. Porter, Chair Grijalva Refer Former Interior Secretary Bernhardt, Villages at Vigneto Developer to Justice Department, Alleging Criminal Bribery

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WASHINGTON—Natural Resources Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chair Katie Porter (D-CA) and Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ.) today made a criminal referral to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) outlining evidence of a likely criminal quid pro quo between Trump administration officials, including former U.S. Department of the…