Politician Info

Katie Porter is co-chair of the Democratic Progressive Caucus.  She takes pride in being the only candidate who never accepts corporate donations.  She is  particularly interested in economic issues, but has consistently voted well on marijuana bills.  She has participated in the Congressional cannabis caucus  and co-sponsored the MORE legalization act.  Porter is the only single mother in Congress. She was the first Democrat to be elected to represent her district, which covers much of south-central Orange County. She was voted toughest questioner in Congress for her tough questions to corporate executives on wage and banking issues.  Porter is fighting to beat out Republican Steve Garvey in the race for second place in the primary, so she can run face-to-face in the runoff against her Democratic colleague Adam Schiff, who is leading the polls.


Holds office U.S. House District 47


Porter attended Harvard University and Yale University; she most recently taught at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. She is a mother of three. 

Position on Marijuana Legalization

Declared support for legal marijuana in response to questionnaire from Cal NORML

Co-sponsored Legislation
H.R.1996 - SAFE Banking Act of 2021

H.R.3884 - MORE (Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement) Act of 2019

H.R. 1595- SAFE Banking Act of 2019 

2019 - HR 2093 - STATES Act (2019-2020)



"Californians spoke clearly when we voted to legalize adult use of marijuana, but existing federal regulations have created confusion for financial institutions and legal cannabis businesses in our state... I was proud to back this bill when it came before the Financial Services Committee and to introduce an amendment to ensure new banks and credit unions are guaranteed the same protections when servicing marijuana businesses. The small banks, investors, and entrepreneurs working in the legal cannabis industry deserve the level playing field the SAFE Banking Act provides.” (09/25/19)

"My friendly amendment to the cannabis banking bill passed unanimously! Clarifies that *new* banks/credit unions are also protected by the bill. We need to level the playing field for new market entrants, in this growing industry and across our economy." (03/27/19)

2022: Medical Marijuana Research Act, HR 5657
2022: MORE Act, HR 3617
2021: SAFE Banking Act, HR 1996
2020: MORE Act, HR 3884
2019: The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595
2019: Blumenauer/McClintock/Norton Amendment to Protect Legalization
Contact Katie Porter

Email: info@katieporter.com

Web: https://porter.house.gov/

Phone: 202-225-5611


1233 Longworth HOB

Washington, DC 20515

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