Pizza, Ikea, and a government shutdown: How Katie Hill and Katie Porter have been preparing for their new lives in Washington


Part of the federal government is shuttered, but the new class of lawmakers will be sworn in Thursday. Among them are Democrats Katie Hill from Northern LA County, and Katie Porter from Orange County. Both flipped Republican House seats. KCRW’s Michell Eloy is spending time with Hill and Porter in DC.

Katie Porter during a party in her office, which included legos for her kids. Photo by Michell Eloy

Katie Porter’s office in Longworth Hall. Photo by Michell Eloy