Our Priorities

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.. That’s why in 2010, Kurt introduced a constitutional amendment to …

Supporting the Right to Choose

Kurt is committed to protecting reproductive rights for all Oregonians. Every woman must be able to decide whether and when to become a parent – no matter how much money she makes or how she is insured. Kurt believes that politicians should never come between a woman and her doctor, and is fighting to keep …

Finding Common Ground to Protect American Lives

The number of lives lost to gun violence is unacceptable and getting worse.  As a lifelong gun owner, Kurt supports the constitutional right to keep and bear arms, but that right must come with responsibilities. This is why he is fighting for common sense legislation to prevent gun violence, including ensuring that those convicted of …

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 …

Preventing Cruelty to our Animal Friends

Before serving in Congress, Kurt was a veterinarian for more than thirty years, caring for domestic and farm animals. As one of only three licensed veterinarians in Congress, much of his life’s work has been dedicated to keeping our four-legged friends healthy. His experience as a veterinarian plays a crucial role in his policymaking, and …