Kurt (Kurt) Schrader (D-USH05)
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Capitol: 202.225.5711
FAX: 202.225.5699
District: 503.557.1324
Room 2431 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3705

Residence: Canby, OR
Elected: 2008    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Martha Northam (div.)   DOB: 10/19/1951
Committee Assignments
FC MemberCongressional Western Caucus
Co-ChairVeterinary Medicine Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Propane Caucus
Co-ChairPaper and Packaging Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rodeo Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Public Education Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Digital Trade Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Public Service Loan Forgiveness Caucus (PSLF)
FC MemberHouse Beef Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Composites Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fertilizer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomass Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberHouse Agriculture Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Broadcasters Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Singapore Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy
FC MemberBlue Dog Coalition
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberCongressional Baseball Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberDairy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chemistry Caucus
FC MemberAuto Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Estuary Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Seniors
FC MemberHouse Oceans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus (No Labels)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus


Congressman Kurt Schrader is currently serving his seventh 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 117th Congress, Congressman Schrader serves on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, the Subcommittee on Energy, and the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.

Schrader is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, New Democrat Coalition, and the only bipartisan working group in the House, the Problem Solvers Caucus.