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Rep. Katie Porter

Representative for California’s 45th District

pronounced KAY-tee // POR-ter

Porter is the representative for California’s 45th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2019. Porter’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2021.

Rep. Katie Porter is currently voting by proxy under new rules in effect during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since Nov 12, 2020, Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA10] will be casting Porter’s vote. Under the rules for proxy voting, representatives may designate another representative as their proxy and must give their proxy exact instructions on how to vote.
Photo of Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA45]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 Report Card for Porter.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Porter is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Porter has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Nov 20, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100%

Committee Membership

Katie Porter sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Porter sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Health (19%) Education (16%) Taxation (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%) Housing and Community Development (6%) Commerce (6%) Labor and Employment (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Porter’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Nov 2020, Porter missed 22 of 928 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: