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  • Schrader Votes Against Short Term Spending Bill, Calls for DACA and CHIP Votes
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Deficit Reduction & Fiscal Reform

    Congressman Kurt Schrader voted today against just another patch to government funding that will fund the federal government for only two weeks. Funding was previously slated to run out at 11:59pm tonight December 8, 2017. This two-week bill will keep the government open through December 22nd. “Passing a skeleton two-week funding bill is absolutely no way to govern,” said Rep. Schrader. “It’s our duty in Congress to make sure taxpayer money is being used wisely, but this piecemeal, short-term wa... Read more

  • Schrader Statement on FCC Chairman’s Announcement on Net Neutrality
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) released the following statement on net neutrality ahead of the FCC’s vote slated for December 14th: “As a long-time supporter of net neutrality, I am incredibly disappointed with Chairman Pai’s decision to roll back net neutrality rules with no plan to ensure equal and open access to the internet for all Oregonians. Throughout this process it’s become abundantly clear that the public is overwhelmingly in support of enforceable protections to ensure an open inte... Read more

  • Schrader Votes Against Partisan, Deficit Inflating Tax Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Deficit Reduction & Fiscal Reform, Small Business

    Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) today issued the following statement after voting against the Republican tax bill. The bill, which was written behind closed doors, and has not received any bipartisan support or input, passed in the House by a thin margin, 227-205. “I’ve been asking for weeks now: where are my self-proclaimed fiscally conservative friends?” Rep. Schrader said. “This partisan bill, which was shoved through in a closed process with no public or bipartisan input, is going to infla... Read more

  • Oregon Delegation Raises Concerns Around Chemawa Following Alarming Allegations
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oregon First

    In response to an investigative report by Oregon Public Broadcasting into the Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Oregon Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05), along with Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Peter DeFazio (OR-04), and Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), called on the Department of Interior to look into claims alleged in the report. The Members wrote, “we have concerns with: student safety and health, including an alarmingly high report of incidents in recent yea... Read more

  • Schrader Calls OPB Investigative Report into Chemawa Indian School ‘Deeply Troubling’
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oregon First, Education

    Following the beginning of a five-part investigative report by Oregon Public Broadcasting on the Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Oregon, Congressman Kurt Schrader released the following statement. The investigative report, which began airing one week ago, has revealed serious allegations of abuse, fraud and mismanagement at the boarding high school for Native American and tribal youth. "I am deeply disturbed by OPB’s reporting of alleged abuse at the Chemawa Indian School. I support the school's... Read more

  • Rep. Schrader Praises Passage of Bipartisan Forest Management Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Forestry & Natural Resources

    After taking to the House floor to call attention to the need for better forest management to improve the health of our forests and curb the destruction of wildfires, Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) joined his colleagues from both sides of the aisle to pass the bipartisan Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017. VIDEO: Rep. Schrader calls for improved forest management to reduce wildfires out west. “Wildfire disasters don’t typically receive as much national attention as other natural disasters,... Read more

  • Schrader, Bonamici, Blumenauer Call for Hearings to Investigate Oregon ICE Incidents
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today Representatives Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) called on the Judiciary and the Oversight and Government Reform Committees to exercise their oversight authority of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and hold hearings about the agency’s policies and procedures. Last month, the Members called on ICE’s Portland Field Office to refrain from conducting mass, untargeted deportation raids, and to avoid targeting Deferred Actio... Read more

  • Schrader Slams Trump Announcement to End Cost Lowering Health Care Payments as Pure Spite
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) issued the following statement in response to the President’s announcement to stop cost sharing reduction (CSR) payments for the individual health insurance exchange. It’s estimated that ending CSR payments will hike exchange-plan premiums an average of 20 percent. “This President has based his whole career on showmanship and publicity stunts, but what he just pulled is more than a stunt: it’s the worst kind of spite,” said Rep. Schrader. “The only consequence o... Read more

  • New Dem Health Care Leaders Slam Trump’s Ending of Cost Lowering Payments
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Reps. Kurt Schrader (OR-5), Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-07) and Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02), co-chairs of the New Democrat Coalition Task Force on Affordable and Accessible Healthcare Task Force, and New Democrat Coalition Chair Jim Himes (CT-04) slammed the President today for ending cost sharing reduction (CSR) payments to the individual health insurance exchange. In July, the co-chairs led a group of 10 House Democrats from across the political spectrum in a five-part plan, titled Solutions Over Politic... Read more

  • Schrader, Sánchez, Meehan, Lance Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Seniors Stay in Their Homes
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Kurt Scharder (D-OR), along with Reps. Linda Sánchez (D-CA), Patrick Meehan (R-PA), and Leonard Lance (R-NJ), today introduced the Community Based Independence for Seniors Act to create a new Community-Based Institutional Special Needs Plan (CBI-SNP) demonstration program. This program would target home and community-based services to low-income Medicare beneficiaries who need help with activities of daily living. “Seniors shouldn’t be forced to spend down their assets to access the ... Read more