Government Accountability

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…

Rep. Porter Condemns Religious Disparity on the Terrorism Watchlist

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Dear Neighbor, I’m proud to represent a thriving Muslim community in Orange County. I know there has been a troubling rise in Islamophobia, and as your Representative, I have been working hard to root out this hate. As a strong believer in oversight, I regularly call out government institutions when they fail the American people. I was concerned by a recent Council on American-Islamic…

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…

Rep. Porter, Sen. Gillibrand Introduce Bill to Ban Government Officials from Owning Stocks

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Today, Representative Katie Porter (D-CA) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced the introduction of strengthened legislation to crack down on financial conflicts of interest in all three branches of government. Their improved  STOCK Act 2.0 is Congress’ most comprehensive effort yet to eliminate corruption and establish strict ethics standards for Members of…

Reps. Porter, Gallagher Bill Would Crack Down on Foreign Influence in State and Local Elections

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Today, Reps. Katie Porter (D-CA) and Mike Gallagher (R-WI) reintroduced legislation with seven of their colleagues to eliminate foreign funding from state and local ballot initiatives, referendums, and recalls. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) plans to introduce companion legislation in the Senate. “Our elections are for Americans to make their voices heard—not foreign…

Rep. Porter, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Transparency of Mail-in Ballots

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Today, Reps. Katie Porter (D-CA), Nancy Mace (R-SC), Kweisi Mfume (D-MD), Byron Donalds (R-FL), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and Juan Ciscomani (R-AZ) introduced bipartisan legislation to increase transparency of mail-in ballots. The Vote By Mail Tracking Act would require ballots to include tracking barcodes and an official logo…

Reps. Porter, LaMalfa Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Modernize Permitting Process

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This week, Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) and Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) introduced the Electronic Permitting Modernization Act to streamline the Department of Interior’s permitting process. Permission to use federal lands for various activities would be easier to acquire under the bipartisan bill, which establishes a centralized location to access each type of permit. “Inefficient,…

Reps. Porter, McClain Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Another Infant Formula Shortage Crisis

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Today, Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA), the top Democrat on the Oversight Subcommittee on Health Care and Financial Services, and Chairwoman Lisa McClain (R-MI) introduced a bipartisan bill that would help prevent another infant formula crisis.  The Safeguarding Kids and Families from Critical Food Shortages Act would require formula manufacturers to report to the Food and Drug…

Rep. Porter Doubles Down on Increasing Accountability at the Pentagon

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Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) introduced a package of legislation to improve transparency in the military and protect servicemembers’ health and financial well-being. These bills were submitted for consideration as amendments to the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), but House Republicans blocked them from a vote on the floor. Five of the six legislative proposals…

Rep. Katie Porter Statement on FY2024 National Defense Authorization Act Vote

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) today released the following statement on her vote against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2024: “The House version of this year’s NDAA authorizes tens of billions more in spending than even our Department of Defense requested as necessary. When Congress continues to fund projects like a $750 million amphibious vessel that…