Government Accountability

New Rep. Porter Bill Would Expose Congressmembers Who Abuse Official Funds

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WASHINGTON—Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA), founder and co-chair of the End Corruption caucus, today introduced legislation to give taxpayers more information about Congressmembers who potentially misuse official funds for their travel. The Transparency in Taxpayer-Funded Travel Act is co-led by End Corruption co-chair Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO). “Taxpayers fund our official budgets; they deserve to know how...

Rep. Porter, Sens. Hirono and Markey Spearhead Effort to Formally Apologize for U.S. Nuclear Legacy in the Marshall Islands

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WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA), along with Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Ed Markey (D-MA), today introduced a resolution recognizing the legacy of U.S. nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands. The resolution reaffirms the relationships between the United States, the Republics of the Marshall Islands and Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia, with whom the United States is ...

Rep. Katie Porter, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Reintroduce Stock Act 2.0

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WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA), founder and co-chair of the End Corruption caucus, and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), lead sponsor and author of the original STOCK Act, today reintroduced the bicameral STOCK Act 2.0. This legislation would build on the STOCK Act to strengthen disclosure rules and prevent individuals in trusted positions of power—including the President, Vice...

TOMORROW: Rep. Porter, Sen. Gillibrand Reintroduce STOCK Act 2.0

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WASHINGTON—TOMORROW, Wednesday, February 9th at 8:00 AM PT: Representative Katie Porter (D-CA) and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), lead sponsor and author of the original STOCK Act, will hold a video press conference to announce the reintroduction of the STOCK Act 2.0. The STOCK Act 2.0 would build on the STOCK Act to strengthen disclosure rules and prevent individuals in trusted positions...

Rep. Porter Statement on 2022 National Defense Authorization Act Vote

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WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today released the following statement regarding her opposition to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022: “I came to Congress to hold the federal government accountable, including the Department of Defense. The House-passed National Defense Authorization Act did that—in terms of upholding human rights, affirming Congression...

Rep. Katie Porter Secures Pentagon Oversight Measures in House-Passed National Defense Bill

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WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) secured eight amendments, including several proposals to increase accountability at the Pentagon, to a key defense bill passed by the House of Representatives. These amendments were accepted on a broad bipartisan basis and included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 that passed the House by a vote of 316-113. “The Pen...

Office of Rep. Katie Porter Named 2021 Democracy Award Winner for Innovation and Modernization

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The office of Rep. Katie Porter (CA-45) was recognized today for its unique and innovative methods in constituent interactions, communications, and office operations. The independent, nonpartisan Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) announced that Porter is a winner in the Innovation and Modernization category of the Democracy Awards, which acknowledge non-legislative achievement and performa...

Rep. Porter Report Details Exploitation in VA Home Loan Program

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today released a report revealing how predatory mortgage lenders are still exploiting military borrowers, despite years of efforts to prevent such abuses. “AWOL: How Watchdogs Are Failing to Protect Servicemembers from Financial Scams” analyzes new government data and shows that NewDay USA and The Federal Saving Bank, two lenders that have been punished in the pa...

Rep. Porter Introduces Legislation to Eliminate Foreign Political Influence

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) has introduced legislation to eliminate foreign political influence in our elections and dramatically increase transparency on lobbying for foreign governments. The Foreign Political Influence Elimination Act of 2021 would close loopholes that enable foreign governments and corporations to make campaign contributions. Porter’s bill would also go after lobbyists f...

The First 100 Days

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Dear Friend, Today marks the 100th day of my second term in Congress. I want to share some highlights of what my team and I have accomplished for Orange County families so far. I have introduced 10 bills, including legislation to hold polluters accountable and to make health care cheaper. I have also led 13 letters demanding answers on behalf of the American people—writing to big insurance compani...