Kurt Schrader

Representative from Oregon's 5th Congressional District

Kurt Schrader

Kurt Schrader

Representative from Oregon's 5th Congressional District

Biography

Kurt Schrader - Congressman - Oregon
Kurt's Work in Congress
For more than 20 years, Kurt Schrader has been a respected leader in Oregon’s 5th Congressional District. His background represents many of the elements of this diverse district. He understands its agricultural heritage: he raised organic crops on Canby’s historic Three Rivers Farm, where Kurt raised five children. Kurt is also a small businessman and veterinarian, who built his veterinary clinic in Oregon City from scratch.

Kurt Schrader, however, is best known for his record of public service. After serving on Canby’s local planning board he entered the Oregon House of Representatives in 1997, moving to the State Senate in 2003 where he served as the co-chair of Oregon’s budget committee until his election to Congress in 2008.

In Congress Schrader has put his experience to work by serving on the House Agriculture Committee, House Small Business Committee and House Budget Committee. Schrader also chairs the Finance and Lending Subcommittee on small business, a rare accomplishment for a first–term member.

Accomplishments
As chairman of the Finance and Lending Subcommittee on Small Business, Schrader wrote, introduced and passed a bill to create $44 billion in new lending for small businesses and cut through much of the bureaucratic red tape that hampers small businesses growth.
Schrader fought hard to make sure Newport became the new home of NOAA’s Pacific Fleet and the hundreds of jobs and economic opportunities that base brings to the community.
Schrader has fought and won support for regional projects that provide jobs for Oregonians in these tough times. Kurt fought for a new armory in hard-hit Polk County for the Oregon National Guard, and for critical improvements to the Mill Creek Employment Center in Salem bringing thousands of jobs to the region.
Schrader has cut through red tape for his constituents, helping Oregon families win back over $1 million in stalled Social Security payments, denied veterans benefits and delayed IRS refunds.
Schrader fought and won concessions from Congressional leaders in the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) to protect Oregon agricultural interests and promote more jobs in Oregon forests through renewable biomass.
Schrader fought and won concessions from the Administration to correct the disparity in Medicare funding that has significantly hurt Oregon patients and their doctors.
Schrader joined with Oregon Republican Greg Walden to form the Congressional Healthy Forests Caucus. The Caucus advocates for forest policies that stress renewable use of our forestland while looking for opportunities to bring jobs back to our rural forests.

Overview
Career Highlights

Clackamas County Veterinary Clinic

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Primary Location

Oregon

Birthday

10/19/1951 - Bridgeport, CT, United States

Age

69

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Chief of Staff at Office of the Representative from Oregon's 5th District, Kurt Schrader

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Kurt Schrader
Representative from Oregon's 5th Congressional District
Education
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Class of 1977
B.S.
Class of 1975

The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is a public research-intensive university in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is the second oldest public university in the state (after Illinois State University), and is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. It is considered a Public Ivy and is a member of the Association of American Universities.

BA in Government
Class of 1973

Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, they have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.

Memberships
Chairman, Health Care Reform Taskforce
Current

The New Democrat Coalition is a Congressional Member Organization within the United States Congress made up of Democrats who support an agenda that the organization describes as moderate and pro-growth. A November 2012 Press release described the organization as "Congress' largest coalition of moderates heading into the 113th Congress," and announced the election of Representative Ron Kind as the Coalition's Chair.

Chairman, Taskforce on Fiscal Responsibility
Current

The Blue Dog Coalition, commonly known as the Blue Dogs or Blue Dog Democrats, is a caucus of United States Congressional Representatives from the Democratic Party who identify as conservative Democrats. It was formed in 1995 during the 104th Congress to give more conservative members from the Democratic party a unified voice after the Democrats' loss of Congress in the U.S. Congressional election of 1994. Blue Dog Coalition membership experienced a rapid decline in the 2010s, holding 14 seats in the 114th Congress.The 115th Congress has seen the Coalition grow to 18 members.

Career History
Senator from the 20th District
2003 - 2008
Political Donations Received
$500
2020
$500
2020
$2,800
2020
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