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Kurt Schrader (D)
|Leadership:||No leadership position|
|Committees:||House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Budget, House Committee on Small Business|
|(subcommittees and past assignments)|
| Next election: Nov. 6, 2012
Primary challenge: No
Incumbent running: Yes
2012 candidates for OR-05
|Confirmed:||Fred Thompson, Kurt Schrader|
|Possible:||None so far|
|Out:||None so far|
|(more info & editing for OR-05)|
Positions, record and controversies
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During the 2008 campaign, Schrader took the following positions on the issues.
Schrader did not support the bailout. He supports opening up the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to help lower gas prices in the short term, and requiring oil companies to drill on land already leased. Schrader also supports fixing the Alternative Minimum Tax so that it is tied to inflation, extending the child care tax credit for families making $100,000 or less, increasing unemployment benefits, providing community college scholarships for dislocated workers to help with retraining, and investing in green jobs.
He also favors instituting pay-as-you-go requirements in Congress for all new spending and taxes. In addition, Schrader wants to cut the federal budget, reduce reliance on government contractors, reduce government travel and use telecommuting and conferencing instead, ban bonuses for political appointees, reduce the number of no-bid contracts, get rid of tax cuts and subsidies for corporations that don't need them or those that do not stimulate the economy, eliminate oil and gas subsidies, and withdraw from Iraq. 
During his time in the Oregon legislature, Schrader strengthened math and English standards and advocated stronger vocational and technical training programs. He also favored performance based budgeting as a way of increasing government accountability. 
Schrader said he will work to improve insurance coverage and include preventive care, protect services for seniors, and lower prescription drug prices.
Schrader supports strong investments in renewable and alternate energy research, increases in fuel efficiency standards and strong requirements for carbon emissions, and better management of our federal forestry land.
Schrader is a small businessman and a veterinarian. He was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 1997 and then to the State Senate in 2003, where he served as the "budget chief."
Schrader won the Democratic nomination for the vacated seat of Rep. Darlene Hooley (D-Ore.) after prevailing in the primary election held on May 20, 2008.. He went on to defeat Republican nominee Mike Erickson in the November 2008 general election.
Money in Politics
This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.
|Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle|
|Donor||Amount (US Dollars)|
|Blue Cross/Blue Shield||$ 21,000|
|Washington State University||$ 18,144|
|Weyerhaeuser Co||$ 16,750|
|UnitedHealth Group||$ 15,000|
|Pfizer Inc||$ 12,500|
|National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn||$ 12,000|
|American Veterinary Medical Assn||$ 11,000|
|AstraZeneca PLC||$ 11,000|
|Air Line Pilots Assn||$ 10,000|
|American Crystal Sugar||$ 10,000|
|Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.|
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
|Links to more campaign contribution information for Kurt Schrader
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
|Fundraising profile:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
|Top contributors by organization/corporation:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
|Top contributors by industry:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
- Revolving door profile for Kurt Schrader from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Kurt Schrader from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Kurt Schrader from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and affiliations
- House Committee on Agriculture
- House Committee on Budget
- House Committee on Small Business
Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)
More background data
|On the Web|
Articles and resources
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- Portal:Oregon and the U.S. Congress
- ↑ "Kurt Schrader's Plan for Economic Recovery", Kurt Schrader for Congress. Accessed March 26, 2009.
- ↑ "Kurt Schrader's Leadership on Education", Kurt Schrader for Congress. Accessed March 26, 2009.
- ↑ "Kurt Schrader's Leadership on Health Care", Kurt Schrader for Congress. Accessed March 26, 2009.
- ↑ "Kurt Schrader's Environmental Protection Plan", Kurt Schrader for Congress. Accessed March 26, 2009.
- ↑ "Meet Kurt Schrader", Kurt Schrader for Congress. Accessed March 31, 2009.
- ↑ WillametteLive Editors, "Oregon Congressional Race Results", WillametteLive.com, May 20, 2008
- ↑ "Pennsylvania 2008 General Election", TheGreenPapers.com, November 4, 2008
- Official Schrader for Congress Web site
- 2008 Race Tracker page on Oregon’s 5th congressional district
Semantic data ()
|From the Sunlight Foundation API|
|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
|Title: Rep||First name: Kurt||Middle name:||Last name: Schrader|
|Party: D||State: OR||District:
05 District short: 5
|Currently in office? True|
|Phone: 202-225-5711||Fax: 202-225-5699||Website: http://schrader.house.gov||Webform email: http://schrader.house.gov/contact/|
|DC office: 108 Cannon House Office Building|
|Bioguide ID: S001180||Votesmart ID: 10813||FEC ID: H8OR05107||Govtrack ID: 412315|
|CRP ID: N00030071||Eventful ID:||Old Sunlight ID:||Twitter ID: RepSchrader|
|OpenCongress Wiki URL: http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/Kurt_Schrader||YouTubeID: http://youtube.com/repkurtschrader||Senate class:|
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
Ranking Member On:
Ranking Member On:
|First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
|First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
November 2, 2010
|Previous Political Work?
Oregon Senate, Oregon House of Representatives
|Other Party Membership:|
Date of Birth: October 19, 1951
November 4, 2008