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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 is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Porter has cosponsored 2 bills introduced in the current Congress by Republican legislators who fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election.
Photo of Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA45]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 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 3, 2017 to Jun 17, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Human Rights Campaign: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% League of Conservation Voters: 90% The Club for Growth: 12%

Committee Membership

Katie Porter sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Porter sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (30%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Taxation (14%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Education (11%) Commerce (5%) Labor and Employment (5%) Energy (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Porter voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due ...

Porter voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Jun 2021, Porter missed 22 of 1,126 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% 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: