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Congresswoman gets CDC to OK free coronavirus tests

Using some quick math and a sharp grilling, Rep. Katie Porter of California got the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to say “yes” to free coronavirus testing for all Americans. (via Brut News)

Representative gets promise for free testing

Who is Katie Porter

Katherine Moore Porter was born on January 3, 1974 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Her father was a farmer-turned-banker. She attended Phillips Academy, Yale University, and Harvard Law School. By 2001, she had her bachelors in American studies and her Juris Doctorate. She also studied under Senator Elizabeth Warren. She has been teaching as a tenured professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law since 2006. California Attorney General Kamala Harris made Porter the state’s independent monitor of banks in a $25 billion mortgage settlement and as monitor, she oversaw an implementation of $9.5 billion in settlement reforms.

In 2018, Porter won the election for United States Representative of California. As Representative she introduced the Help America Run Act which was passed in October 2019. She is currently on the committee on financial services, committee on oversight and reform, the asian pacific american caucus, and the progressive caucus. Currently, she is going viral for her interrogation of the CDC where she got them to promise free coronavirus testing for uninsured Americans.

How to prevent the virus

Since the coronavirus taskforce predicts that a coronavirus vaccine will not be perfected for another year or year and a half, it is best to start looking into at-home prevention methods. Health professionals are asking citizens to stop buying medical masks as they are often worn improperly, and tend to be more effective for those with the virus rather than those trying to avoid getting sick. Also, the mass stockpiling of these devices are preventing medical workers from having the proper supplies. Other known prevention methods include rigorously and frequently washing hands, using hand sanitizer if soap is unavailable, disinfecting any and all surfaces, and preparing medicine and food supplies in case of infection.

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03/13/2020 4:04 PMupdated: 03/13/2020 4:05 PM
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3340 comments

  • Una B.
    8 hours

    Who is this congresswoman? I am now a fan (not American so forgive my ignorance)

  • Josimar C.
    8 hours

    They just have no words. They are false hipocritas pcof shit. Thanks girl to step up.

  • Robert T.
    8 hours

    Correct

  • Karen S.
    8 hours

    His true answer is NO! He’s being evasive because he will not commit to yes! They don’t care people!

  • Sountha K.
    8 hours

    remember a while back we were talking about one of my favorites...this is her!

  • Arminda L.
    8 hours

    This Congress woman is good when ever she has a problem on the way our government runs things. She is well prepared and and she can talk to anyone. This is why we need new people in Congress and Senate. Women do a better job most of the time because they have children and care for families.

  • John F.
    8 hours

    Legalize Mary and let the taxes pay for free health care that people can go to the doctor when they really need to. I know half the people are just looking for an excuse for pills or disability

  • Michael S.
    8 hours

    🙏❤️🌈 https://youtube.com/watch?v=LzguGPYYeTY

  • Paula M.
    8 hours

    Please support Katie Porter’s campaign by giving at least a dollar; she is an example of the kind of people we need in Congress. I support her even though she is not from my state.

  • Michael S.
    8 hours

    In the mighty name of Jesus ❤️🙏🌈

  • Dakota B.
    8 hours

    This woman should be president of the USA. I have followed her in recent times and she is fucking brilliant and well prepared.

  • Paula M.
    8 hours

    Please support Katie Porter

  • Sebastian M.
    8 hours

    Maybe should stop being an illegal aliens in and take care of the American people so we will not have the conversation in Congress

  • Cameron B.
    8 hours

    In other words they want all your money

  • Kai X.
    8 hours

    White men

  • Peggy G.
    8 hours

    Brilliant

  • Paul R.
    8 hours

    Saw this

  • SelenaLove W.
    8 hours

    Who is this woman???!!! I love her!

  • Tanya P.
    9 hours

    I freaking love her. She is very rich but fights for all the people!! Thank you❤️

  • Sete C.
    9 hours

    What has this nut job done