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  • Schrader Statement on Reckless Trump Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Budget, Deficit Reduction & Fiscal Reform, Education, Energy & Environment, Transportation & Infrastructure, Veterans

    Following the release of the President’s budget proposal today, Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-5), the former co-chair of the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition, issued the following statement: “Slashing Pell grants by $4 billion and eliminating $2.4 billion for teachers? Seriously? Cutting more than 20 percent of the USDA’s budget, including cuts to the National Forest Service, food safety, rural development and conservation programs? Is this a joke? Cutting NOAA programs left a... Read more

  • Trump at Odds With His VA Nominee on Hiring Freeze
    Posted in Schrader in the News on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    President Donald Trump's hiring freeze at the Department of Veterans Affairs appeared to put him at odds with his own nominee to head the VA, Dr. David Shulkin. Shulkin, currently chief executive of the Veterans Health Administration, has repeatedly cited the need to hire more caregivers at the VA to cut wait times. In addition, the acting head of the VA, Robert Snyder, said Tuesday that he was looking for ways around the Trump freeze. "The Department of Veterans Affairs intends to exempt anyone... Read more

  • Schrader, Moulton Introduce Bill to Prohibit Hiring Freeze at the VA
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Yesterday, in one of his first acts as President, Trump signed an Executive Order implementing a 90 day hiring freeze across the executive branch, including at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-5) and Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-6) introduced legislation today that would prohibit any hiring freeze from specifically affecting the VA. This afternoon, the President’s spokesman, Sean Spicer, doubled down on the hiring freeze specifically at the VA, saying “I think th... Read more