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Rep. Katie Porter

Representative for California’s 47th District

pronounced KAY-tee // POR-ter

Porter is the representative for California’s 47th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2023. Porter is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. She is 49 years old.

She was previously the representative for California’s 45th congressional district as a Democrat from 2019 to 2022.

Photo of Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA47]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 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, 2019 to Mar 23, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Katie Porter sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Porter was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Porter sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (29%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Taxation (14%) Education (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Energy (7%) Labor and Employment (6%) Commerce (4%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Porter recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Porter voted Nay

Porter voted Nay

Passed 363/70 on Dec 7, 2021.

This is the yearly military spending policy bill, which governs how military and related federal appropriations can be spent under the law. This bill was …

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 Mar 2023, Porter missed 26 of 2,114 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is on par with the median of 1.5% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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