Taking Care of Our Troops and Veterans

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 Secures Consumer Protection, Pentagon Oversight Provisions in House-Passed National Defense Bill

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The House of Representatives has passed a key defense bill with five amendments by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45), including provisions to strengthen Pentagon oversight, increase consumer protections for servicemembers, and study risks to national security posed by social media companies. These amendments were accepted on a broad bipartisan basis and included in the National Defense Authorizat...

Rep. Porter Introduces Legislation to Honor Orange County Tuskegee Airman

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IRVINE—Congresswoman Katie Porter introduced a bill to name a post office for Orange County veteran Lieutenant Colonel Robert J. Friend. Before passing away in June 2019, Lt. Col. Friend was one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, who took to the skies during World War II as the first African American military aviators. He also served in Korea and Vietnam. “Lieutenant Colonel Robert J. Friend w...

Rep. Porter Announces Program to Send Valentines Cards to Southern California Veterans

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IRVINE—Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today announced her “Valentines for Vets” program to collect and distribute Valentine’s Day cards to Southern California veterans. “Those who’ve selflessly served our country deserve our highest level of respect and admiration for keeping our families and communities safe,” Congresswoman Porter said. “Valentines for Veterans is a great way to show our dist...

Rep. Porter Provisions to Support Military Families and Scientific Research Signed into Law

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WASHINGTON—Several amendments authored by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) were included in a key national defense bill signed into law by President Trump today. These amendments, which were previously adopted by the House of Representatives on a broad bipartisan basis, include measures to protect military families in private housing and support civilian academic medical centers and teaching hos...

Following Rep. Porter Advocacy, House Passed National Defense Bill with Several Provisions Supporting Medical Treatment and Military Families

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The House of Representatives passed a key defense bill with nine amendments authored by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) that would support medical treatment, military families, and fiscal responsibility, while continuing to support and promote a strong national security. These amendments were accepted on a broad bipartisan basis and included in the bill that passed the House, include provisions...

Rep. Porter Amendments to Protect Women and Children, Help Veterans, and Boost Clean Vehicle Innovation Passes House in Government Funding Bill

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The U.S. House of Representatives today passed a partial funding bill with amendments from Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) that would support key programs for Orange County families. Five amendments led by Porter would increase funds for reducing the sexual assault kit backlog, qualifying volunteer advocates for child survivors of abuse and neglect, fighting veteran homelessness, helping vetera...

House Passes Two Rep. Porter Amendments to Help Veterans

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The House of Representatives today passes two amendments by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) that would increase money to fighting veteran homelessness and helping veterans in crisis. These dollars would go towards Department of Veterans Affairs homeless assistance programs and a toll-free suicide hotline for veterans. “Our servicemembers put their lives on the line to keep us safe—our duty is t...