Our Priorities

Better coverage. Lower costs.

No one should have to worry about going bankrupt because they cannot afford to pay for the medical care they need. That is why Kurt has worked to defend and strengthen the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), which has increased the number of Americans with health coverage. Another problem: drug companies continue to hike up their …

College and job training is out of reach for too many Americans

All Americans should have access to a quality education that prepares them for the challenges they will face throughout their life. Throughout his career, Kurt has helped increase funding for Head Start, Pell Grants, workforce investment, and special education. But there is much more work to be done. College tuition has skyrocketed in the last …

Giving Our Veterans the Support They’ve Earned

Our veterans and military families have sacrificed so much for our country. When they come home, they should receive the respect and benefits they deserve. Kurt is committed to doing just that.  From health care and housing, to the personal and professional hardships of transitioning into civilian life, Kurt has worked to ensure that veterans …

Finding Common Ground to Protect American Lives

The damage and lives lost to gun violence is unacceptable and getting worse. This is a public health crisis that we cannot allow ourselves to become numbed by. Gun violence is senseless, tragic, and preventable.  As a lifelong gun owner, Kurt supports the constitutional right to keep and bear arms, but that right must come …

By the People, for the People

We are a democracy of the people, by the people, and for the people. That means the leaders we elect should be given their power by the people, not by big money. Since Citizens United, our elections have been flooded with outrageous amounts of money. It’s long past time we give that power back to …

Reproductive Rights are Human Rights

With a 100% pro-choice voting record from Planned Parenthood, Kurt is committed to protecting reproductive rights for all Oregonians. Health care is a fundamental right, and health care means having access to safe and affordable services, including abortion. Every woman must be able to decide whether and when to become a parent – no matter …

We Cannot Ignore the Effects of Climate Change

Kurt cares deeply about protecting Oregon’s natural spaces, because Oregon’s lands, waters, and open spaces are an integral part of our heritage and identity. Climate change is real, it is caused by humans, and it is already impacting Oregon’s coast, farms, and economy. Kurt understands that climate change requires action on a global and local …

It’s time to restore financial sanity

From exploding deficits to government shutdowns to tax cuts that disproportionately benefit the wealthy, it’s time for Congress to get their financial house in order. Kurt is committed to putting the United States back on a path towards financial responsibility for both our current economy and our children’s future. That is why Kurt voted against …