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  • Schrader Statement on Termination of Port of Portland Contract
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oregon First, Trade

    Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-5) released the following statement in response to the announcement this week that the Port of Portland has terminated its contract with ICTSI after nearly a year of stalled shipping in Terminal 6 over a labor dispute. “This could be a brighter future for the Port of Portland,” said Rep. Schrader. “The opportunity to have a new manager for Terminal 6 gives our farming and manufacturing communities renewed hope that this fresh start can bring container service back t... 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

  • Schrader Responds to President's Final State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense, Energy & Environment, Immigration, Healthcare Resources Center, Small Business, Transportation & Infrastructure, Trade

    Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s final State of the Union address tonight. Schrader entered office in 2009, when Obama was sworn in for his first term as President. “Our country is in a much stronger position than it was 7 years ago. We’ve added over 14 million private sector jobs since 2008 and in the last two years have experienced the strongest private sector job growth since 1997 to 1999. Unemployment has dropped from 10 to 5... Read more

  • Schrader, Newhouse Applaud Passage of Port Performance Program in Surface Transportation Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure, Trade

    Today, Congressmen Kurt Schrader (OR-05) and Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following statements applauding passage of the bipartisan H.R. 22, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act to reauthorize transportation and infrastructure programs. Schrader and Newhouse led the effort to include the Port Performance Program within the FAST Act requiring the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) to collect and report port statistics which will then be published in an annual report by B... Read more

  • Schrader, Newhouse Introduce Legislation to Prevent Future Port Slowdowns
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    During a press conference today, Representatives Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced the introduction of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 3932 the Ensuring Continued Operations and No Other Major Incidents, Closures, or Slowdowns (ECONOMICS) Act. This legislation would create new economic safeguards to prevent future port slowdowns such as the West Coast ports slowdown that devastated families, businesses, and agriculture producers west of the Mississippi... Read more

  • Newhouse, Schrader introduce ports bill
    Posted in Schrader in the News on November 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Members of Congress in Washington and Oregon introduce a bill to keep labor disputes from hobbling the flow of goods through U.S. ports and hindering the economy. A bill aimed at preventing future work disruptions at U.S. ports has been introduced in the U.S. House by Reps. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., and Kurt Schrader, D-Ore. The bill sets up automatic triggers to start the Taft-Hartley Act process in the event of future labor or management actions disrupting U.S. ports. The Ensuring Continued Opera... Read more

  • Schrader Statement on House Passage of Trade Promotion Authority
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) voted for H.R. 644, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act, more commonly known as Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). The bill passed the House by a vote of 219-211. “95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the United States. The state of Oregon set a record last year with over $20 billion in exports. Oregon is the 7th largest trader state in our country -- we can’t afford to sit back and let China dictate the terms of tr... Read more

  • Schrader Statement on Trade Promotion Authority
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) announced he will support the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, more commonly known as Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). “I have been listening and evaluating trade for some time now, as Oregon is the 7th largest trader state in our country. Thousands of Oregonians depend on trade for their livelihoods through active trading or through supplying active traders. The greatest power in the 21st century will be... Read more

  • Rep. Schrader answers questions at town hall in Salem
    Posted in Schrader in the News on March 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oregon First, Education, Small Business, Trade

    Community members gathered at the Salem Public Library Loucks Auditorium Tuesday evening to voice their concerns to Rep. Kurt Schrader at a town hall meeting. What was on the public's mind? Education and Trans-Pacific Partnerships. By: Alexa Armstrong Community members expressed education concerns about how Oregon is competing globally and how the state accommodates students whose first language is not English. "We live in a world where education is becoming more and more important to getting a ... Read more

  • Kurt Schrader for first time joins Republicans in voting for Keystone pipeline
    Posted in Schrader in the News on January 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure, Trade

    Oregon Rep. Kurt Schrader and representatives from Washington and California called on President Barack Obama on Thursday to invoke the federal Taft-Hartley Act to resolve congestion at West Coast ports. "Well, this is clearly the greatest threat our nation faces, except for the stuff that's going on overseas," Schrader, D-Oregon, said. The Taft-Hartley Act would allow President Obama to intervene in the contract negotiation between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific... Read more