NO SHOW: Rep. Katie Porter Skips More Votes than 90% of Congress

    The Freshman Congresswoman has missed multiple, crucial votes and hearings to free up time to play politics with the socialist wing of her party.

    Rep. Katie Porter (D-Irvine) sets a serious tone in Congress with her "Bat Woman" Halloween costume.

    Freshman Democrat Rep. Katie Porter (D-Irvine), who may be the first member of Congress to wear a Halloween costume in the House, tends to stick out amongst her colleagues in the Capitol.  Given her presence it is easy to notice when she is not around – which is becoming a trend for the first-term Congresswoman.

    Porter is nearly half-way through her first term and her attendance record is starting to raise some eye brows not just around Capitol Hill, but back home in Orange County.

    To date, Porter is in the 90th percentile amongst her congressional colleagues when it comes to missing votes, but it is the subject matter of the particular votes that Porter chose to skip and her reasons for doing so that are drawing criticism.

    A partial list of Porter’s missed votes and the important subject matter include:

    Res 703: Workplace Violence Prevention

    Res 106: Denounces forced female mutilation/cutting

    Res 326: Resolving Iraeli-Palestinian conflict

    HR 1952: Cyber security for the State Department

    Res 758: Lower Drug Costs

    HR 502: Stopping sex trafficking

    While Congressional correspondence shows that most of the time Porter did not bother providing a reason for her absence, reporters on the Presidential campaign trail helped pinpoint Porter’s whereabouts:

    The truancy does not end with playing hooky from official votes to stump for her socialist mentor Elizabeth Warren.  Back in September of this year, the House Committee on Financial Services met to discuss Porter’s legislation focused on student loan debt.  The hearing, was titled: “A $1.5 Trillion Crisis: Protecting Student Borrowers and Holding Student Loan Servicers Accountable” and was primarily focused on Porter’s student loan legislation.

    However, despite being in the capitol that day, Rep. Katie Porter decided to skip this landmark hearing to pose for a photo that she had been organizing with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (or “AOC”) for months:

    Similar to not providing a reason for the missed votes, Porter’s office did not return request for comment for skipping the hearing to pose for a photo with another member of the socialist wing of the Democratic Party.

    SoCal Daily Pulse


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