Our Priorities

Working together to keep our communities strong

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges for Oregon families and businesses, both in terms of public health and economic hardship. While all Oregon families have felt the impact of this crisis, Kurt knows that the burden isn’t shared equally by everyone. That’s why Kurt voted for the CARES Act, …

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’s why Kurt has worked to defend and strengthen the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), which helped millions of Americans get affordable health coverage. Another problem: drug companies continue to hike up their prices year …

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 …

Standing Up for Small Businesses

As a former small business owner and former member of the House Small Business Committee, Kurt understands that small businesses are America’s economic backbone. He is dedicated to helping Oregon’s small businesses cut through the bureaucratic red tape of the federal government and providing them with the economic certainty they need to confidently invest, expand …

Advocating for Hard Working Families

The coronavirus pandemic continues to hit families hard. We need to take bold steps to protect families and ensure that every Oregonian has the support they need. During these difficult times, Kurt has advocated on the behalf of Oregon families for economic relief and robust public health programs. He supported the bipartisan recovery bills that …

Prioritizing Seniors

Medicare and Social Security are our promise to America’s seniors, and Kurt has worked hard to ensure that we are keeping those promises. Kurt has been a fierce supporter of these programs, which ensure seniors’ peace of mind and economic security.  He has fought to ensure the long-term financial solvency of Social Security, so future …

Jobs & Infrastructure

Every Oregonian deserves a good job and the strong infrastructure they need to get there. As our Congressman, Kurt has made sure America is investing in the Oregon Coast. To help local industries struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kurt brought $35 million in emergency relief funds to Oregon’s fisheries, protecting countless jobs in this vital …

Protecting Voting Rights

Free and fair elections are a fundamental right and a cornerstone of American democracy. However, too many voters still face obstacles simply to cast a ballot. Kurt is committed to knocking down barriers that stand between voters and the ballot box, so that every American can exercise their Constitutional rights. With COVID-19 complicating in-person voting, …

Keeping Oregon Beautiful for Generations to Come

Kurt cares deeply about protecting Oregon’s natural spaces, because Oregon’s lands, waters, and open spaces are an integral part of our heritage,identity and how we make our living. Climate change and is already impacting Oregon’s coast, farms, and economy. Kurt understands that we must act on a both a global and a local scale to …

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 …