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  • 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

  • Oregon Members Applaud Inclusion of Emergency Wildfire Suppression Assistance in Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Kurt Schrader (OR-05), along with Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Greg Walden (OR-02), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), and Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) today applauded the inclusion of emergency funding for wildland fire suppression in the supplemental appropriations bill just passed by the House of Representatives. This comes a week after Congressman Schrader led a bipartisan letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) calling on the Administration to include “comprehensive forest management and... Read more

  • Schrader, Renacci, Jenkins, and Costa Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Jim Renacci (R-OH), Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), and Jim Costa (D-CA) introduced the Simplifying Technical Aspects Regarding Seasonality (STARS) Act. This bipartisan legislation clarifies the employer mandate provision within the Affordable Care Act to provide one clear definition of seasonal employment. The simplified standard, which is consistent across industries, will reduce the administrative burden for small businesses and help them avoid steep penalties under the Affor... Read more

  • Schrader Applauds OMB Request for $576.5 Million Towards Wildfires
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-5) released the following statement in response to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)’s announcement that $576.5 million toward wildfire funding will be included in their supplemental budget request to Congress this week. This announcement comes after Congressman Schrader led his colleagues in the Western Caucus in calling on the Administration to include “comprehensive forest management and wildland fire budgeting reforms as part of the next disaster relief ... Read more

  • Schrader Calls Attention to Oregon’s Wildfires During Committee Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-5) joined the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment today to bring attention to the impact that wildfires and federal forests have on air quality throughout communities in the Oregon. The hearing, titled Air Quality Impacts of Wildfires: Perspectives of Key Stakeholders, comes one week after the House Committee on Natural Resources held a hearing to examine ways to reduce wildfire suppression costs and improve forest management practices. “I thank Chairmen... Read more