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Rep. Katie Porter Vote Tracker

Rep. Katie Porter Vote Tracker

July 25, 2019

 H.R. 397

  • Porter voted NO.
  • This Motion to Recommit would amend the bill and prevent any taxpayer-funded pension plans from being invested in funds that knowingly engage in activities related to the BDS movement.
  • Voted to allow the investment of taxpayer dollars in public pension funds that engage in the anti-Semitic Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement (BDS) – a campaign to stigmatize, delegitimize and isolate the State of Israel

July 12, 2019

H.R. 2500 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020

  • Porter voted NO.
  • Voted to block a well-deserved 4 percent pay raise for our men and women in uniform.
  • Voted against funding programs that keep our troops safe by ensuring they have the tools and resources needed to carry out their mission and protect our Nation.
  • Voted against necessary funding for military readiness programs that safeguard against threats like Russia and China.

July 12, 2019

Amendment #437 to H.R. 2500

  • Porter voted YES
  • Voted to prohibit DoD funding to house any foreign nationals who are in the custody of and detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
  • Voted to block funding to house ICE detainees, including human and drug traffickers, transnational gangs, and felons with criminal records who have illegally entered the United States.

H.Res. 445

Introduced: June 18, 2019

  • Porter voted YES
  • Voted to block House consideration of a plan to provide care and shelter for unaccompanied children.
  • Voted to block House consideration of a plan to provide immediate relief to the humanitarian crisis in the southern border.
  • Voted to block the House consideration of a plan that would give our border patrol agents the resources they need to combat drug smuggling and human trafficking.

April 8, 2019

H.Res. 294

Passed: April 9, 2018

  • Porter voted YES
  • Voted to block consideration of an emergency bill that would provide immediate relief to victims affected by the California brush fire.

March 27, 2019

H.R. 2740: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020

Passed: May 2, 2019

  • Porter voted YES
  • Voted to stop nearly all worldwide counter-terror operations against groups like Al Qaeda, ISIS, and al- Shabab that could put our Nation at risk of another deadly terror attack.

March 27, 2019

H.R. 9 Motion to Recommit

  • Porter voted NO
  • Voted to allow U.S. jobs to be shipped off to China.

H.R. 5 Republican Motion to Recommit

Failed: 181-228

  • Porter voted NO
  • The Motion to Recommit would have amended H.R. 5 to ensure that nothing in the bill would diminish Title IX protections. This would have safeguarded the integrity of girls’ and women’s sports.

March 13, 2019

H.R. 5: The Equality Act

Passed: May 17, 2019 (236-173)

  • Porter voted YES
  • Voted yes on a bill that would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sexual orientation and gender identity under the definition of a “protected class.” This bill comes with a number of repercussions as it allows the federal government to punish citizens who differ in opinion with the SOGI ideology, politicizes medicine by forcing doctors to treat gender dysphoria, and threatens children’s safety by pressurizing parents to allow their children to undergo hormonal and surgical experiments.

May 2, 2019

H.R. 2500

  • Porter voted YES
  • Voted to significantly underfund our military, placing our troops and national security at risk.
  • Voted to provide inadequate funding to our military, making us more vulnerable to Russia, China, and others who seek to harm our country.
  • Voted to allow terror suspects detained at Guantanamo Bay to come to the United States.
  • Voted to exacerbate the crisis at the Southern Border by banning the construction of a physical barrier to stop drug smugglers and human traffickers.

H.R. 6: Republican Motion to Recommit

Failed: 202-221

  • Porter voted NO
  • Voting against the Motion to Recommit for the American Dream and Promise act was a vote in favor of protecting illegals who are members of a street gang from deportation.
  • Representative Porter voted in favor of allowing criminals who pose a national security, criminal, or public safety risk to remain in the United States.

March 12, 2019

H.R. 6: The American Dream and Promise Act

Passed: June 4, 2019 (273-187)

  • Voted to provide amnesty to millions living in the United States illegally, essentially favoring illegal immigrants over those going through the immigration process honestly and patiently. Voted to harm American citizens by allowing criminals and gang members to attain green cards.

February 27, 2019

H.R. 1384: Medicare For All Act of 2019

  • Katie Porter COSPONSORED
  • Porter co-sponsored a bill that is a clear step towards socialized medical care that infringes on private industries such as insurance. The extension of public healthcare into the private sector is a threat to capitalism that maintains a high standard for American medical services. The bill would create a single-payer, government-run, health system, upholding the Democratic socialist agenda. Additionally, this bill funds abortion and overrules the Hyde Amendment which prohibits federal dollars to fund abortion.

H.R. 1112: Republican Motion to Recommit

Failed: 194-232

  • Porter voted NO
  • Motion to Recommit would have amended the bill to allow a firearm to be transferred to a victim of domestic violence after a maximum of 3 business days
  • 232 Democrats, including Porter, voted against reducing the waiting period for firearm transfers for victims of domestic violence.

February 8, 2019

H.R. 1112: Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019

Passed: February 28, 2019 (228-198)

  • Katie Porter voted YES
  • Voted to increase the maximum amount of time allowed to complete background checks from three days to ten days. Similarly to H.R. 8, H.R. 1112 doesn’t target criminals with guns, rather it limits Second Amendment rights.

January 29, 2019

H.R. 840: Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act (Motion to Recommit)

Passed: February 8, 2019

  • Porter voted NO
  • Voted against banning child care employees with pending child sex crimes, violent crime, or drug felonies from caring for veterans’ children.
  • Voted against barring child care workers who have been charged with sex crimes from having any contact with veterans’ children.

January 16, 2019

H.R. 582: Raise the Wage Act

  • Katie Porter COSPONSORED
  • Supported this bill that could result in 9 million job losses by 2021. Raising the minimum wage has led to job cuts in the past and would hurt the individuals the wage is supposed to assist. The Employment Policies Institute estimates that if a $15 minimum wage were implemented in 2020, California would lose 71,287 jobs.

H.R. 266 Motion to Recommit

Passed: January 11, 2019

  • Porter voted NO
  • Voted to block more funding to help fight and prevent catastrophic wildfires, despite reports and studies indicating that CA homeowners are now at even greater risk of fire damage and loss.
  • Voted against increased funding for wildfire prevention even though 86 people were killed during last year’s Camp Fire as well as $13 billion in damages.
  • Voted against increased funding to help CA firefighters fight wildfires, in spite of six CA firefighters losing their lives protecting communities.

H.R. 8: Republican Motion to Recommit

Passed: 220-209

  • Porter voted NO
  • The Republican Motion to Recommit for H.R. 8 amended the bill to require that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement be notified when illegal immigrants try to purchase a firearm through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
  • Porter voted against requiring ICE to be notified when an illegal immigrant attempts to purchase a firearm in the United States
  • The Motion to Recommit was adopted 220-209 and had the support of 26 Democrats.

January 8, 2019

H.R. 8: Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019

Passed: February 27, 2019

  • Supported an “empty bill” that not only infringes on Second Amendment Rights but also does nothing to reform the actual sources of illegal firearm possession. This bill essentially creates burdens for non-violent gun owners without confronting real gun related issues.

H.R. 1: Republican Motion to Recommit

Failed: 197-228

  • Porter voted NO
  • The Motion to Recommit would have added language to the bill that would support the institution of voting by recognizing that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues and diminishes the voting power of American citizens.
  • The language was identical to a resolution that passed the House in September of 2018 with strong bipartisan support.
  • Only 6 Democrats voted in favor of the motion, where last September 118 Democrats either voted in favor or present of the resolution.

January 3, 2019

H.R. 1: For the People Act of 2019

Passed: March 8, 2019 (234-193)

  • Katie Porter COSPONSORED
  • Voted for using tax dollars to match small donor contributions of $200 or less, 6:1, essentially forcing taxpayers to support candidates that they do not stand behind. This bill is clearly not “for the people” but rather written for democratic advantage.

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