Tackling climate change and having access to affordable medicine are some of the most important issues of our time. Kurt sees the effects of climate change on his farm in Canby, Oregon, and he has the only bipartisan proposal that can actually pass Congress which will reduce carbon emissions from power plants to near zero. Kurt also understands that having access to healthcare should be a basic right for every single American. That’s why Kurt fought to pass a bill last session that prevents companies from drastically increasing the cost of prescription drugs.
Kurt understands the people and communities of the 5th Congressional District because his life and work reflect so much of what makes it special. Kurt was a farmer and a veterinarian, giving him insight into the agriculture and small businesses that drive our economy. He learned about hard work, cooperation and having to be adaptable in the face of adversity. And he understands how federal policy can help – and hurt – folks who are working hard to make it.
Here is a video of Three Rivers Farm, where Kurt lives and raised five children.
In a time of polarized politics, we need people who can find a way to make progress. As the Founder of Problem Solvers Caucus, Kurt is successfully working to move our nation forward on issues like making education more affordable, improving access to healthcare, cutting red tape to help small businesses create jobs, and many more.
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. Able Seaman David Blunt was a hero who for too long hadn’t received the recognition he deserved. Kurt’s team was humbled to be able to help put that right.
February 21, 2020 | We think progressive primary voters would be interested to know that Kurt Schrader has made education a priority so every Oregonian has the skills they need to succeed, including expanding opportunities for career and technical education, increasing funding for Head Start, Pell Grants and workforce development. Kurt also voted for the Affordable Care Act and has worked every day since protecting it. And, Kurt has passed legislation to stop drug companies from increasing prices on generic drugs that people need. Finally, as a farmer and veterinarian, Kurt knows firsthand that climate change is a crisis – and he developed a plan for bold action that will dramatically reduce power plant emissions. For Kurt, real progress happens when you’re willing to work with everyone to get things done.