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.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Porter.
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.
Katie Porter sits on the following committees:
Porter was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1170 (117th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1 League in Irvine, California, as the “Tuskegee Airman Lieutenant Colonel Robert J. Friend Memorial …
- H.R. 2706 (117th): Freedom from Price Gouging Act
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).
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:
- H.R. 1602: To repeal title IV of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection …
- H.R. 1326: SALT Act
- H.R. 9637 (117th): Stop Airplane Seat Shrinking Act
- H.R. 9636 (117th): Prompt Refunds for Cancelled Flights Act
- H.R. 9635 (117th): Rental Car Consumer Protection Act
- H.R. 9597 (117th): Wildlife Disease Surveillance for Pandemic Prevention Act of 2022
- H.R. 9482 (117th): No Hungry Kids in Schools Act
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Office of the Clerk, House of Representatives for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills