Representative in Congress, 5th District
Occupation: U.S. Congressman
Occupational Background: Veterinarian; Small Businessman; Farmer
Educational Background: Cornell University, B.A.; University of Illinois, B.S.; Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Prior Governmental Experience: State Senator; State Representative; Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Ways and Means; Canby Planning Commission.
Kurt Schrader for Congress Putting Our Oregon First.
Kurt Schrader has kept his focus on jobs and the economy. Kurt has kept his word to look out for our families and communities.
Delivering for Us
- Kurt is investing in the future of Oregon’s children and workforce with increased federal funding for Head Start, K-12, community colleges, and Pell Grants for our college students.
- Kurt led the fight keeping Newport as the new base of the NOAA Pacific fleet, and for funding of the Woodburn Interchange, bringing hundreds of jobs and economic opportunities into our Willamette Valley.
- Kurt is working across the aisle to break the gridlock of federal forest management by proposing the O&C Trust, Conservation and Jobs Act, which would provide for thousands of jobs in a healthier Oregon forest.
- Kurt has sponsored a constitutional amendment to limit the horrendous influence of special interest money in our elections.
- Kurt is a Congressional leader for a balanced budget plan for $4 trillion in deficit-reduction and job creation over ten years.
- Kurt is opposed to a voucher system for Medicare and Social Security.
Putting Oregon First
- Kurt holds community meetings throughout the district, homeowner workshops to help families avoid foreclosure, and works with Oregon small business owners to develop legislative solutions to the problems of access to capital and excessive regulation.
- He cut through red tape for Oregon families, winning back over $1.5 million in stalled Social Security payments for our seniors, denied VA benefits for Oregon’s warriors, and delayed IRS refunds.
“Thanks for the opportunity to be a voice for Oregon values and priorities. I would appreciate your vote – there’s much more work to do.” -- Kurt
(This information furnished by Kurt Schrader for Congress.)