1 of 3 FILE -- Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 24, 2019. And the demand from voters was clear after a historic wave of women was elected in November: They want political representatives whose families and life experiences reflect their own. As a consumer finance expert, Congresswoman Porter also helped Congress pass the original Credit CARD Act in 2009, which enacted federal protections from abusive credit card fees. Porter was born on January 3, 1974, and grew up in a small farming community in Iowa. U.S. Rep. Katie Porter, a native Iowan and a rising star in the Democratic Party, confirmed to the Des Moines Register Saturday that she is endorsing U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren for president. Porter later attended Harvard Law School, where she was the Notes editor for the Harvard Women’s Law Journal. Credit: "I’m at least aware, as I put on my shoes every day, that they are not like everyone else’s," Porter told Elle. Regardless of that, she loved the experience and applied for Phillips, thinking it would be a similar summer school experience, not realizing she had applied for an entire year of tuition.  She also asked Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Kathy Kraninger to solve some math problems about annual percentage rates on payday loans, which Kraninger declined to do. })(document); Your email address will not be published. d: "d2FncG9saXRpY3MuY29t", Ms. Porter points to Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who is running for president and also is a longtime mentor in the world of academic economics. , In March 2020, Porter used five minutes of questioning to get the chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert R. Redfield, to agree to use its legal authority to make testing for the COVID-19 virus free for all Americans. Once a UC Irvine law professor and nationally-renowned consumer advocate who held Wall Street banks accountable for ripping off California consumers and homeowners during the financial crisis. ... Because I’m in California time, the second I wake up, I am already three hours behind in many ways, in catching up with what’s happening in D.C.". “They would recognize that it does kind of make sense, and it's necessary to keep some of your family together.”. Account active d.getElementById("contentad380044").appendChild(s); “They know that we have a principle of not cowering to bullies,” she added. Subscriber Her current term ends on January 3, 2021. Porter did not accept corporate PAC money in her bid for Congress.  She defeated Walters to become the first Democrat to represent the 45th district or its predecessors since it was created in 1953. According to Porter, her husband punched her, shoved her one-year-old daughter across the kitchen, threatened to kill himself, and hurled profane insults at her family. since. The professor-turned-congresswoman isn't a typical politician. var params = | Introducing ... PEOPLE's Products Worth the Hype, The Notable Names Joe Biden Has Considered to Be His Running Mate. In Congress, the mothers see that reproach when colleagues and strangers ask if the children are O.K., implying that they could somehow be damaged by their mothers’ absences. Since entering Congress, Porter's been using skills she picked up from her years as a professor and researcher to hold some of the most powerful people in the country to account. She’s introduced bipartisan legislation to allow families to set aside more pre-tax income for dependent care. Sources: VOA News, UCI Law, Orange County Lawyer, NBC News, Iowa Informer, Sources: VOA News, UCI Law, Orange County Lawyer, NBC News, Sources: VOA News, UCI Law, Orange County Lawyer, Mother Jones, NBC News, Sources: The Sacramento Bee, Mother Jones, Sources: The New Republic, American Banker, Katherine Porter. So much so, Porter wasn't even fazed by stepping in "dog poo" during her interview. Her three children — Luke, Paul and Betsy — describe a whirlwind between the campaign and Ms. Porter’s first months in office: long, sometimes dull campaign events; getting to meet other children in Washington; and, for Betsy, the newfound realization that her mother also has homework. But we know for women that most women don't run unless they're asked to run, unless they're told to run.". Representative Liz Cheney’s five kids have hardly impeded her rapid ascent up the Republican leadership chain. “But when they know I’m O.K.,” Ms. Omar said of her three children, “they’re O.K.”. Katie’s is a mom to three wonderful children.  In April 2019, Porter drew attention for her questioning of JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon about how a Chase bank teller should make up a $567 shortfall between her monthly budget and her paycheck. };But, she added, “they can be your greatest asset.”. After a historic wave of women was elected in November, voters have made it clear that they want political representatives whose families and life experiences reflect their own. 499 (1999), University of California, Irvine School of Law, 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in California § District 45, Citizens United v. 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