Economy and Taxes
Katie voted for the Inflation Reduction Act because she puts Orange County families first. This law is going to save Californians money on health care premiums, prescription drugs, and utilities. It will further help reduce inflation by making a historic payment towards our country’s deficit.
The high cost of health care means many California families are one accident or illness away from financial distress or even bankruptcy.
Zero Tolerance for Corruption
Katie has never taken a dime of corporate PAC money. Katie puts Orange County families first, not powerful special interests. She refuses donations from those who work for Big Banks, Big Oil, and Big Pharma because our democracy should work for everyone, not just the powerful and well-connected.
Katie believes every American should have the right to a safe and legal abortion--it's a matter of liberty and freedom. Throughout her career she has stood up to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood and reduce access to birth control. Now while Republicans propose nationwide abortion bans, she's fighting to keep abortion legal for all Americans.
We need to stand up to Big Oil companies to prevent offshore drilling and protect our beautiful California coastline. Here in Orange County, we’ve seen what failing to protect our environment looks like: Oil leaks that close our beaches and shutter local businesses, and deadly wildfires that destroy homes and pollute our air.
Common Sense Gun Reform
As a parent of school aged kids, Katie’s had enough of politicians who are too afraid to stand up to the gun lobby.
Katie believes that quality public education is the bedrock of the American dream.
Civil Rights and Equality
Katie is committed to working towards a society where all Americans can live their authentic lives free from discrimination and hate.
Paid Family Leave
Katie understands the numerous challenges facing Orange County households. Being able to take time off of work to care for your loved ones–whether that’s a new child or an elderly parent–should not be one of those challenges. Katie has advocated and will continue to fight for a federal paid leave program that guarantees workers the ability to take paid leave when they need it.
Our veterans make immense sacrifices to serve this country, and we must honor their service with more than words. That’s why Katie has passed legislation to fund the fight to end veteran homelessness, assist veterans in crisis, and connect veterans with good-paying jobs in the clean energy industry through a bipartisan bill to help veteran-owned small businesses rebuild our infrastructure.
Katie hears from Orange County families that they want an immigration system that is lawful and orderly. Without a fair pathway to citizenship for those who are undocumented and timely adjudication of lawful asylum claims, we weaken the security of our borders and our rule of law.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Katie spent her career helping families stay in their homes by combating fraudulent lending practices. She’s a strong advocate for using our tax code to encourage home ownership, and supports investments in programs that help first-time home buyers.
During the foreclosure crisis, Katie had to have difficult conversations with people whose homes were being taken away by the big banks. In Congress, Katie has been working to prevent homelessness by bringing down costs for families and investing in affordable homeownership.
Katie will always prioritize the safety of Orange County families. She knows from personal experience how trained and professional law enforcement can help families get the help they need, and she is committed to supporting the first responders who put their lives on the line to keep us safe.
Seniors are an important part of our community, and everybody should have the ability to retire with dignity. Katie will always protect Social Security and fight to expand benefits.
As a single-parent, Katie knows firsthand the struggles families face finding and affording childcare.