Transportation, Infrastructure, and Disaster Safety

TOMORROW: Rep. Katie Porter to Shadow Workers at I-405/SR-22 Freeway Interchange Construction Site

| Posted in Press Releases

IRVINE—On Thursday, April 21, 2022, Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) will join members of the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (SWRCC) Local 714 at the Interstate 405 Improvement Project construction site to speak directly with workers and see firsthand how federal funds are being used to strengthen Orange County’s infrastructure. The project, which is paid for in part through a $629 mill...

Porter, Bilirakis Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bills to Reduce Carbon Emissions from Trucking, Maritime Transport

| Posted in Press Releases

WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA), Chair of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, today introduced a package of two bipartisan, bicameral bills that would encourage hydrogen, a cleaner fuel source, in heavy-duty trans...

ADVISORY: FRIDAY: Rep. Katie Porter to Host U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh in Orange County

| Posted in Press Releases

Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) will host U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh on Friday, July 9th, 2021 in Orange County, California. Porter and Walsh will be joined by Congressman Mike Levin (CA-49) for a tour of the union-built electric vehicle infrastructure at University of California, Irvine—an institution at the forefront of sustainable transportation. The pair will also visit a child care c...

Investing in our future

| Posted in Newsletters

Dear friend, As we commemorate our nation’s history this Fourth of July, I’m thinking about how important it is that we invest in our communities and create a better future for our children. Making this a priority, I worked with my colleagues on legislation that would improve our infrastructure, protect our kids, and take concrete steps to fight climate change. This bill, the Moving Forward Act, p...

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

| Posted in Press Releases

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...

Rep. Porter Introduces Legislation to Support Clean Vehicles and Innovation

| Posted in Press Releases

On Friday, Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) joined Congressmen Harley Rouda and Mark DeSaulnier in introducing the Clean Corridors Act of 2019. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, cars and trucks account for nearly one-fifth of all U.S. emissions – emitting around 24 pounds of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases for every gallon of gas. While southern California has been a lead...