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Reforms Include Legislation to Curb Member Pay During Shutdown, Remove Big Money from Politics through Campaign Finance Reform, Increase Transparency Around Presidential Inaugural Committee Fundraising
Budget, Deficit Reduction & Fiscal Reform
Rep. Schrader’s First Act of 116th: Introducing Good Government Reforms

In his first act of the 116th Congress, as we near the end of the second week of the government shutdown, Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) today reintroduced a series of government reform bills to in...

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Oregon First, Agriculture
Oregon Members Announce AVA Designation for Van Duzer Corridor

Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05), along with Senators Ron Wyden, and Jeff Merkley and Reps. Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), announced the designation of Oregon’s Van Duzer Corri...

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Health Care
Schrader, Welch Legislation to Close Billion Dollar Medicaid Drug Rebate Loophole Passes the House

Legislation introduced by Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) and Congressman Peter Welch (VT-At Large) to close a loophole in the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program that is reported to have cost the Medicaid...

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Oregon First
Bipartisan Bill to Save Salmon On the Columbia and Willamette Rivers Headed to the President’s Desk

The bipartisan Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act, led by Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) in the House, passed out of Congress today and is headed to ...

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Veterans
Rep. Schrader Praises Outcome for SSgt. McGreevey, Calls for More Protections for Veterans

Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) issued the following statement regarding a ruling by the United States Department of Justice requiring settlements for two-dozen veterans, including Marine veteran SS...

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Bipartisan Schrader Bill to Reauthorize Animal Drug User Fees Signed Into Law

Congressman Kurt Schrader’s (OR-05) bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA) and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Act (AGDUFA) was si...

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Oregon Delegation Calls on Trump Administration to Back Down on Efforts to Restrict Workers’ Rights

Members of the Oregon congressional delegation, including United States Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Representatives Suzanne Bonamici, Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer and Kurt Schrader toda...

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The bipartisan Schrader law will give more treatment options to those suffering hypokalemia.
Health Care
Schrader Law to Lower Drug Costs Produces Success in the Generics Market

The FDA this week announced the first generic drugs to receive a Competitive Generic Therapy (CGT) designation – a classification established under a bipartisan Schrader bill that became law last year...

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Education
Oregon Congressional Delegation, Governor Celebrate $3M Grant for Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center

Today all seven members of Oregon’s Congressional delegation – Reps. Kurt Schrader, Suzanne Bonamici, Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, Greg Walden, along with Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley – joined ...

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Immigration
Oregon Congressional Delegation Statement on Denial of Access to Oregon ORR Facility

Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with Representatives Suzanne Bonamici, Earl Blumenauer, and Kurt Schrader, released the following statement upon a refusal by the U. S. Department o...

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