Kurt (Kurt) Schrader (D-USH05)
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Capitol: 202.225.5711
FAX: 202.225.5699
District: 503.588.9100
District FAX: 503.588.5517
Room 2431 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3705

Residence: Canby, OR
Elected: 2008    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Martha Northam (div.)   DOB: 10/19/1951
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairVeterinary Medicine Caucus
Co-ChairPaper and Packaging Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Western Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Public Education Caucus
FC MemberHouse Beef Caucus
Vice ChairProblem Solvers Caucus (No Labels)
FC MemberBlue Dog Coalition
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberCongressional Working Forests Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy
FC MemberCongressional Singapore Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Seniors
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus


Congressman Kurt Schrader is currently serving his fifth term in the United States House of Representatives. He represents Oregon's 5th Congressional District, which includes all of Marion, Polk, Lincoln and Tillamook Counties as well as the bulk of Clackamas and small portions of Multnomah and Benton Counties. Before being elected to Congress, Schrader, a farmer and veterinarian for more than thirty years, established and managed the Clackamas County Veterinary Clinic in Oregon City and operated his farm where he grew and sold organic fruit and vegetables.

In 1996, Congressman Schrader was elected to the Oregon State House of Representatives. There he served as a member of the Joint Ways & Means Committee. Schrader was one of five legislators asked by their peers to guide Oregon through the budget crisis of 2001-2002. Schrader was elected to the Oregon State Senate in 2003 and was immediately appointed to chair the Joint Ways & Means Committee. He continued to serve in that capacity until he was elected to U.S. Congress in 2008.

Congressman Schrader attended Cornell University where he received his BA in Government in 1973. He received his veterinary degree from the University of Illinois in 1977.

Congressman Schrader currently serves as a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce (E&C), which oversees a wide portfolio of issues ranging from health care to the environment. Prior to joining E&C, Congressman Schrader served on the House Committee on Agriculture, where he served on the Farm Bill Conference Committee that successfully passed a five year farm bill, the House Committee on Small Business and House Budget Committee. In the 115th Congress, Congressman Schrader will serve on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health and the Subcommittee on Energy.

Schrader is also a member of the Blue Dog Coalition and New Democrat Coalition, for which he serves as a co-chair of the Affordable and Accessible Healthcare Task Force. He is also a member of the No Labels Problem Solvers Caucus.

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