Government Accountability

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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,...

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...