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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 45

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Katie Porter

U.S. Representative
221,843 votes (53.5%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Holding power accountable & fighting corruption
  • Alleviating the middle class squeeze
  • Investing in a sustainable future

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California (3)

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages to secure affordable health care?
Answer from Katie Porter:

Health care is a human right. That is why I will fight for a Medicare for All system and will continue to stand up to the Trump efforts to gut protections for pre-existing conditions. No American should ever go bankrupt due to healthcare costs.

There are problems in our Medicare system that we need to fix before we can implement any major health care reform legislation. A glaring example of this is that Medicare can’t negotiate for lower drug prices, which means that taxpayers are footing the bill to line the pockets of Big Pharma.

As we continue to battle the coronavirus pandemic, we are reminded of all the ways our current healthcare system does not work for patients. In this moment especially, it is important that we fight for the structural changes we need to make to save lives.

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the House of Representatives.
Answer from Katie Porter:

I believe that we need comprehensive immigration reform that will provide a fair pathway to citizenship for those who are undocumented.

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid, and other infrastructure in the U.S.?
Answer from Katie Porter:

Attracting private sector investment and management can increase efficiency and project quality. However, low private sector interest is currently limiting our ability to finance projects with public private partnerships. We should work to encourage greater infrastructure financing in the future and design any financing methods with a strong emphasis on transparency and oversight. 

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $16,633,218

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of University of California, Irvine
$50,344
2
J Street
$26,323
3
Employees of Stanford University
$17,592
4
Employees of Google
$17,582
5
Planned Parenthood and employees
$15,600

More information about contributions

By State:

California 54.67%
District of Columbia 7.73%
New York 7.30%
Massachusetts 4.76%
Other 25.55%
54.67%25.55%

By Size:

Large contributions (49.12%)
Small contributions (50.88%)
49.12%50.88%

By Type:

From organizations (12.53%)
From individuals (87.47%)
12.53%87.47%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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