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  • 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

  • Schrader, Newhouse Lead Bipartisan Request Urging President Trump to Renegotiate Columbia River Treaty
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oregon First, Energy & Environment, Forestry & Natural Resources

    Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) were joined today by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Greg Walden (R-OR), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), and Dave Reichert (R-WA) in a bipartisan letter urging President Trump to commence negotiations with Canada over the Columbia River Treaty (CRT) as soon as possible. “Managing the flow of the Columbia River and its tributaries governs our way of life in Central Washington in many ways,” said Rep. Newhouse. “Renegotiat... Read more

  • Defending the Pacific Northwest from Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: Northwest Members of Congress Seek Protection of Columbia River Ecosystem, Hydropower Infrastructure
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oregon First, Energy & Environment, Forestry & Natural Resources

    Today, Members of Congress from Oregon, Washington, and Idaho sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke requesting assistance to combat the spread of an invasive species of mussels that threatens the Columbia River system, fisheries, and hydropower infrastructure. In a bipartisan effort, U.S. Representatives Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Mike Simpson (R-ID), Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Rick Larsen (D-WA), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Suzanne Bon... Read more

  • Oregon Congressional Delegation Presses for Federal Disaster Relief for Severe Winter Storms
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oregon First

    Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, joined by Representatives Peter DeFazio (OR-4), Earl Blumenauer (OR-3), Greg Walden (OR-2), Kurt Schrader (OR-5) and Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1), today pressed for a reversal of the Trump administration’s previous decision denying federal disaster relief to Oregon communities following severe winter storms. In a letter to President Trump, the Senators and Representatives added their support to Governor Kate Brown’s appeal of the decision, pointing out th... Read more

  • Oregon Delegation Honors Heroes of Portland Terrorist Attack
    Posted in Press Releases on June 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oregon First

    Representative Earl Blumenauer, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Representatives Suzanne Bonamici, Peter DeFazio, Kurt Schrader, and Greg Walden today announced that they will introduce a joint resolution to honor the heroism of Rick Best, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, and Micah David-Cole Fletcher. On Friday, May 26, these brave individuals were brutally stabbed on local transit in Portland, OR as they protected two young women who were the targets of threatening anti-Muslim hate speec... Read more

  • Schrader to Portland VA: Stop Kicking Veterans Off Care Program
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oregon First, Veterans

    Today, Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-5) released the following statement in response to recent news around the Portland Department of Veterans Affairs Caregiver Support Program. “Something is very clearly wrong in our Portland VA, and we needed an investigation yesterday,” said Rep. Schrader. “Right now, the Portland VA has kicked more veterans out of the Caregiver Program for unidentified reasons than anywhere else in the country. In no way does this reflect Oregon or Oregon values. Our veteran... Read more

  • 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

  • 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

  • Schrader Introduces bill to preserve Molalla River
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oregon First, Energy & Environment

    Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-5) 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 this designation has shown to provide a positive economic, social and cultural boost to the surrounding local area. “The beauty, history and ecosystem of our Molalla River deserve to be protected,” said Rep. Schrader. “My bill will bring together the local, sta... Read more