Katie Porter is co-chair of the Democratic Progressive contact. She has voted well on marijuana bills, including the MORE legalization act. 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.
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.
Declared support for legal marijuana in response to questionnaire from Cal NORML
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)
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