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  • Reps. Schrader and Alonso Leon address Woodburn residents at Town Hall
    Posted in Schrader in the News on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Canby, and state Rep. Teresa Alonso Leon, D-Woodburn, responded to questions about immigration, health care, and the economy at a Woodburn town hall meeting on Saturday, which was attended by about 100 people. It was the third town hall meeting Schrader had held over the past couple of weeks, previously holding ones in Clackamas and Salem in late February. Many of the questions were focused on immigration and deportation, especially in light of recent Immigration and C... Read more

  • Lawmakers Revise Bill to Speed Generic Drug Approvals
    Posted in Schrader in the News on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare Resources Center

    A House bill aimed at getting more generic drugs on the market won’t be moving on a fast track to markup. The legislation ( H.R. 749) is intended to lower drug prices by introducing more generic drug competition. Drugmakers are under heavy scrutiny by lawmakers, consumers, medical professionals and the president for their pricing practices. The measure was introduced Jan. 30 by Reps. Gus Bilirakis (R- Fla.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.). The sponsors and House Energy and Commerce Committee staff ar... Read more

  • Congress gets a chance to back tall wood buildings
    Posted in Schrader in the News on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Forestry & Natural Resources

    Tall wood buildings, a movement that’s begun to pick up steam in Oregon, would get a boost from the federal government under bipartisan legislation proposed in Congress on Tuesday. The Timber Innovation Act instructs the Department of Agriculture to work with the forestry products industry and institutions of higher learning on performance standards and research and development that could help commercialize “mass timber” products. The legislation also calls for the feds to run an annual tall woo... Read more

  • Oregon lawmakers urge rural county, schools funding
    Posted in Schrader in the News on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON - Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., led a bipartisan group of lawmakers Friday in urging Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, to include adequate funding for the Secure Rural Schools program in the president’s budget for fiscal year 2018. Wyden and Bonamici were joined by Oregon lawmakers Sen. Jeff Merkley and Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Kurt Schrader and Peter DeFazio, along with 76 other members of Congress in a letter to Mulvaney. “Prevailing u... Read more

  • Oregon Democrats Call On Jeff Sessions To Resign Amid Russia Allegations
    Posted in Schrader in the News on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has decided to step away from investigations of Russian connections to the Trump Administration. But that’s not satisfying Democrats in Oregon’s congressional delegation. They have joined the condemnation of Sessions and his connections to Russian officials. Sessions told senators during his confirmation hearings to run the Department of Justice that he had not spoken to Russian officials. Now, the DOJ has confirmed Sessions met twice with the Russian ambassad... Read more

  • Large crowds turn out for Rep. Kurt Schrader's town hall
    Posted in Schrader in the News on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    As many as a thousand constituents filled the bleachers and floor of North Salem High's School gymnasium for U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader's town hall meeting Wednesday night to discuss immigration rights, health care and as one speaker said, "the orange elephant in the room" President Donald Trump. "Salem puts on quite a crowd," Schrader said. "I believe this district represents what America is all about." The town hall, as part of a nationwide trend, garnered larger crowds than previous years. About... Read more

  • Trump main topic at Schrader town hall
    Posted in Schrader in the News on February 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Members of Congress returned to their districts this week to hear from their constituents. Democrat U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader drew a friendly crowd at his town hall Tuesday night. Hundreds of people turned out for his first town hall meeting under the new president. And President Donald Trump was the main topic of conversation. Schrader is in a mixed district politically, and Republicans are said to be targeting his seat in 2018. But the four-term congressman said he’s used to it. “Well, that’s pr... Read more

  • Schrader Introduces bill to preserve Molalla River
    Posted in Schrader in the News on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oregon First, Energy & Environment

    The Molalla River Alliance, which has been advocating in recent years for the river to be designated a National Wild and Scenic River, applauds Schrader's support by reintroducing the bill. Congressman Kurt Schrader, a longtime advocate for the Molalla River, reintroduced HR 1056, the Molalla River Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, which would designate a 21-mile stretch of the Molalla River as "recreational" under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Receiving the wild and scenic designation h... Read more

  • Oregon Democrats ondemn Donald Trump refugee, immigration orders
    Posted in Schrader in the News on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Members of Oregon's congressional delegation have all released statements about President Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration and refugee travel. Oregon's sole Republican in Congress, Rep. Greg Walden, was the only member of the delegation who did not condemn the orders, issued Friday. The president's actions set off days of protests in Oregon and around the country. On Monday, several Democrats joined a candlelight vigil outside the Supreme Court building. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Me... Read more

  • Rep. Kurt Schrader Calls President Donald Trump's Border Wall "A Stupid Idea"
    Posted in Schrader in the News on January 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Deficit Reduction & Fiscal Reform, National Defense, Immigration, Trade

    On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced plans to follow through with his campaign pledge to add to the existing wall between the U.S. and Mexico, at a cost of around $15 billion. U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.)'s tweet this morning is pretty self-explanatory. Schrader represents Oregon's Fifth District, which covers a wide swath of the Willamette Valley, where agricultural interests depend on immigrant labor, and the parts of the Cascades and the Coast Range, where migrant workers often... Read more