Government Accountability

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... Read more »

Fighting Corruption

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Dear friend, Real people, not special interest donors, should decide our elections. Since the Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizens United decision in 2010, corporations and special interest groups have spent billions of dollars to influence our elections and corrupt our democracy. I’m fighting to restore power to the people. Throughout my time in Congress, I’ve made it a priority to increase transp... Read more »

Protecting the Post Office

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Dear friend, The United States Postal Service is central to our democracy and economy; it supports our elections, delivers medications and Social Security checks to older Americans, and helps small businesses operate. That’s why, last week, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing to discuss proposals to support and improve how the USPS operates. As a member of this Committee, I ... Read more »

Pulling Back the Curtain on COVID Relief

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Dear friend, As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, our state and local governments are struggling to stay afloat. Since the start of this pandemic, I’ve been fighting to get California state leaders and Orange County local officials the support they need to guide our community through this crisis. Nearly a year later, I remain committed to passing a relief package that matches the size and scope of t... Read more »

ICYMI: Orange County Register Dubs Rep. Porter OC’s “most legislatively productive representative so far this session”

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) was dubbed the “most legislatively productive representative” by the Orange County Register, which cited several of the Congresswoman’s recent legislative actions to provide relief to families struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. As noted by the OC Register, Congresswoman Porter has spearheaded several pandemic-related letters and bills since her second te... Read more »

Rep. Porter Statement on Waiver for General Austin to Serve as Secretary of Defense

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to grant a waiver for General Lloyd Austin to serve as Secretary of Defense: “Civilian control of the military is one of the most fundamental founding principles of our country. This value must guide our work in Congress, regardless of which party controls the White House. “Of course,... Read more »

Rep. Porter Statement on the Storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) released the following statement after a violent mob incited by President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol during a Joint Session of Congress: “Yesterday’s storming of our Capitol was a direct attack on our democracy—and it was incited by President Trump. We have to call it what it was: domestic terrorism. “After orders to shelter-in-place, I stayed in a House offi... Read more »

Porter, McGovern Announce New Disclosure Requirements for Congressional Witnesses

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) and Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (MA-02) today announced reforms to House rules to strengthen the “Truth-in-Testimony” disclosures that congressional witnesses submit to Congress about potential conflicts of interest. These changes will be voted on in the House on Monday as part of the rules package for the 117th Congress. “Hearings are opportunitie... Read more »

Huffington Post: ‘Corruption In Real Time’: Rep. Katie Porter Shreds McConnell For Stymying Stimulus Bill

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Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) lambasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) over his refusal to support bipartisan stimulus legislation this week, accusing the powerful GOP lawmaker of working behind the scenes to protect corporations rather than Americans in need of financial support. Congress has renewed talks with the White House this week over a new stimulus package as the COVID-19 ... Read more »

Tracking down taxpayer dollars

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Dear friend, Throughout my time in Congress, I’ve made it a priority to increase accountability and transparency in our government. That’s why, last month, I introduced legislation with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to crack down on politicians seeking to enrich themselves off American taxpayers. The American people rely on transparency and disclosure to hold powerful people accountable, and that’s e... Read more »