Rep. Mimi Walters’ record does not reflect the values of her constituents. Instead of standing up for the people who sent her to Washington, she has advanced some of the most damaging pieces of the Trump administration’s agenda—voting in lock-step with their harmful policies 99% of the time. Walters supports dangerous climate and environmental policies that would harm the health of the ocean and the local economy, has voted for legislation that hurts thousands of residents in her own district, and passed laws that put wealthy corporations before California communities.
The midterms offer an opportunity for CA-45 voters to elect a leader who will actually fight for their constituents on the issues that matter most—a leader like Katie Porter.
Katie Porter is a consumer protection attorney who has spent decades taking on powerful institutions and Wall Street banks that have raked in profits at the expense of hard-working Americans. She’s running for Congress to continue her lifelong fight to protect consumers and stand up for California families. With President Trump and Mimi Walters advancing an agenda that caters to billionaires and corporate interests, that task has never been more important.
See how Rep. Mimi Walters’ record compares to challenger Katie Porter on key issues:
Rep. Mimi Walters
Passed legislation that would have ripped health care away from 33,700 CA-45 constituents and raised caused premiums. Her vote for this bill broke a promise to protect coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
Passed a tax scam that hands the top 1% an average cut of $55,000, while hiking taxes on millions in the middle class. The law will add $1.9 trillion to our deficit, setting the stage for Social Security and Medicare cuts.
Supports opening Orange County’s waters to offshore drilling and has consistently jeopardized our clean water and air by voting to delay implementation of key air pollution standards and permanently weaken the Clean Air Act.
Has been in lock-step with the gun lobby—including votes to weaken the background check system and to force states with strong gun laws to comply with lax gun laws from other states— and brags about her “A” rating from the NRA, which she has received since 2010.
- Voted for the Trump administration’s harmful agenda 99% of the time.
Will fight against Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and for universal health care, which she’s made clear is a basic human right.
Will work to reverse the GOP tax scam and replace it with a system that cuts taxes for the middle class, while making sure wealthy corporations pay their fair share.
Opposes offshore drilling and will fight to invest in renewable energy development and reduce the carbon pollution that causes climate change.
Supports common-sense reforms to reduce gun violence, including universal background checks and a ban on weapons of war.
Will work across the aisle on comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform and fight for a path to citizenship for those who are undocumented.
Will fight to ensure access to affordable, comprehensive health care—including reproductive services—is not infringed upon.
We can elect Katie Porter in November, but it won’t happen on its own.
It’ll take people like you stepping up to ensure your neighbors, family, and friends understand what’s at stake in this election, make a plan to vote, and join this fight.
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CA-45 in the News
“President Donald Trump’s agenda hasn’t been kind to blue states. And it’s been particularly rough on California [...] after months spent trying to repeal Obamacare, ceding the immigration debate to hardliners, and passing a tax bill that disadvantages more high-tax states, [California’s 14 Republican members of the House] have a lot to defend.”
WALL STREET JOURNAL
Republican U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters is facing criticism over the GOP tax overhaul bill that she voted for last month. The bill might increase taxes for many of her constituents, rather than lower them.
Protest Targets Walters, Rohrabacher, Trump and Oil Drilling Off Orange County Coast