Kurt Schrader

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Kurt Schrader ()
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Committees: House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Budget, House Committee on Small Business
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Kurt Schrader has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 5th district of the State of Oregon, since 2009.


Positions, record and controversies

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During the 2008 campaign, Schrader took the following positions on the issues.

The Economy

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. [1]


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. [2]


Schrader said he will work to improve insurance coverage and include preventive care, protect services for seniors, and lower prescription drug prices.[3]


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.[4]


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."[5]

2008 elections

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.[6]. He went on to defeat Republican nominee Mike Erickson in the November 2008 general election.[7]

Money in Politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (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
American Veterinary Medical Assn$ 11,000
Air Line Pilots Assn$ 10,000
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons$ 10,000
American Crystal Sugar$ 10,000
American Federation of Teachers$ 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
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Committees and affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)


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DC office
  • 314 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-5711 Fax: 202-225-5699
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District offices
  • 494 State Street, Suite 210, Salem, OR 97301
    Ph: (503) 588-9100 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
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Articles and resources

See also


  1. "Kurt Schrader's Plan for Economic Recovery", Kurt Schrader for Congress. Accessed March 26, 2009.
  2. "Kurt Schrader's Leadership on Education", Kurt Schrader for Congress. Accessed March 26, 2009.
  3. "Kurt Schrader's Leadership on Health Care", Kurt Schrader for Congress. Accessed March 26, 2009.
  4. "Kurt Schrader's Environmental Protection Plan", Kurt Schrader for Congress. Accessed March 26, 2009.
  5. "Meet Kurt Schrader", Kurt Schrader for Congress. Accessed March 31, 2009.
  6. WillametteLive Editors, "Oregon Congressional Race Results", WillametteLive.com, May 20, 2008
  7. "Pennsylvania 2008 General Election", TheGreenPapers.com, November 4, 2008

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