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|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = 2009-Present
 
|Tenure = 2009-Present
|Term ends = January 3, 2013
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|Term ends = January 3, 2015
 
|Assumed office = 2009
 
|Assumed office = 2009
|Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
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|Political party = Democratic  
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|Predecessor = Darlene Hooley (D)
 
|Leadership =
 
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|Per diem =
 
|Per diem =
 
|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election = November 2, 2010
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|Last election = [[Oregon's 5th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|First elected = November 4, 2009
 
|First elected = November 4, 2009
 
|Term limits = N/A
 
|Term limits = N/A
|Next election = November 6, 2012
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|Next election = [[Oregon's 5th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Campaign $=5,061,581
 
|Prior office = [[Oregon State Senate]]
 
|Prior office = [[Oregon State Senate]]
 
|Prior office years = 2003-2008
 
|Prior office years = 2003-2008
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|Place of birth =Bridgeport, Connecticut
 
|Place of birth =Bridgeport, Connecticut
 
|Profession = Veterinarian, Farmer
 
|Profession = Veterinarian, Farmer
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|Net worth = $8,963,560
 
|Religion = Episcopal
 
|Religion = Episcopal
 
|Office website = http://schrader.house.gov/
 
|Office website = http://schrader.house.gov/
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|Personal website =http://www.facebook.com/KurtSchraderOregon
 
|Personal website =http://www.facebook.com/KurtSchraderOregon
 
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{{tnr}}'''Kurt Schrader''' (b. October 19, 1951) is a member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Oregon]]. Schrader was first elected by voters from [[Oregon's 5th congressional district]] in 2008. He won re-election in 2012.<ref name="cnnreturns">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/OR/house ''CNN'' "Oregon Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Kurt Schrader''' (b. October 19, 1951, in Bridgeport, [[Connecticut]]) is a member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Oregon]]. He was first elected by voters from [[Oregon's 5th congressional district]] in 2008.
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Schrader most recently won re-election in 2012. He defeated [[Fred Thompson]] (R), [[Raymond Baldwin]] (L), and [[Christina Jean Lugo]] (Pacific Green Party) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref name="cnnreturns">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/OR/house ''CNN'' "Oregon Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref>
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Schrader began his political career in the [[Oregon House of Representatives]], where he served from 1997 to 2003.  He then served in the [[Oregon State Senate]] from 2003 until his election to the U.S. House in 2008.
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Schrader is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Democrat]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/kurt_schrader/412315 ''Gov Track'' "Schrader" Accessed May 22, 2012]</ref>
 
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
Schrader was born in Bridgeport, [[Connecticut]]. He earned his B.A. from Cornell University in 1973, his B.S. and D.V.M. from the University of [[Illinois]] in 1975 and 1977, respectively.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S001180 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "SCHRADER, Kurt, (1951 - )"]</ref>
 
Schrader was born in Bridgeport, [[Connecticut]]. He earned his B.A. from Cornell University in 1973, his B.S. and D.V.M. from the University of [[Illinois]] in 1975 and 1977, respectively.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S001180 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "SCHRADER, Kurt, (1951 - )"]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
*2009-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Oregon's 5th congressional district]]
 
*2003-2008: [[Oregon State Senate]]
 
 
*1997-2003: [[Oregon House of Representatives]]
 
*1997-2003: [[Oregon House of Representatives]]
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*2003-2008: [[Oregon State Senate]]
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*2009-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Oregon's 5th congressional district]]
  
 
Outside of public life, Schrader worked as a veterinarian and farmer.
 
Outside of public life, Schrader worked as a veterinarian and farmer.
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
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====2013-2014====
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Schrader serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Committee on Agriculture]]
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**Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry
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**Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture (Ranking member)
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**Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget|Committee on Budget]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Small Business|Committee on Small Business]]
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Schrader serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://schrader.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=72&sectiontree=15,72 ''Congressman Kurt Schrader, Representing the 5th District of Oregon'' "Kurt's Committees"]</ref>
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Schrader served on the following committees:<ref>[http://schrader.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=72&sectiontree=15,72 ''Congressman Kurt Schrader, Representing the 5th District of Oregon'' "Kurt's Committees"]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Small Business|Small Business Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Small Business|Small Business Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Finance and Tax ''Chair''
 
**Subcommittee on Finance and Tax ''Chair''
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===2012===
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===American response in Syria===
====Campaign themes====
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{{Syria letter|Name=Schrader}}
On his [http://www.kurtschrader.com/ official campaign website], Schrader highlights his fight to limit the influence of special interests in elections. He believes that "it’s a matter of fairness. They don’t want a level playing field and they will spend millions to keep it that way." He provides the [http://www.kurtschrader.com/amendment/ full text] of an Amendment proposal that aims to give Congress and states the power to control the special interest money going to campaigns as a result of Supreme Court rulings like ''Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission'' and ''Buckley vs. Valeo.''<ref>[http://www.kurtschrader.com/2011/07/13/stop-special-interest-money/ ''Kurt Schrader Official Campaign Website,'' "Join the fight to stop special-interest dominance of our elections," accessed October 24, 2012]</ref>{{youtube|title=wJ1Hcgh-6Tk|size=200|caption="The Woods"}}
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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On his [http://www.kurtschrader.com/ official campaign website], Schrader highlighted his fight to limit the influence of special interests in elections. He said that "it’s a matter of fairness. They don’t want a level playing field and they will spend millions to keep it that way." He provided the [http://www.kurtschrader.com/amendment/ full text] of an Amendment proposal that aims to give Congress and states the power to control the special interest money going to campaigns as a result of Supreme Court rulings like ''Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission'' and ''Buckley vs. Valeo.''<ref>[http://www.kurtschrader.com/2011/07/13/stop-special-interest-money/ ''Kurt Schrader Official Campaign Website,'' "Join the fight to stop special-interest dominance of our elections," accessed October 24, 2012]</ref>
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===Specific votes===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Oppose vote}}
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Schrader voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was 1 of 16 Democrats that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Oregon's 5th congressional district elections, 2014]]''
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Schrader {{2014is}} set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014 should he choose to run. {{Nov2014genelection}}
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Oregon's 5th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Oregon's 5th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
Schrader won the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2012|Oregon's]] [[Oregon's 5th congressional district elections, 2012|5th District]].<ref name="cnnreturns"/> He won the nomination on the [[Democratic]] ticket. Schrader faced [[Fred Thompson]] (R), [[Raymond Baldwin]] (L), and [[Christina Jean Lugo]] (Pacific Green Party) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
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Schrader won the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2012|Oregon's]] [[Oregon's 5th congressional district elections, 2012|5th District]].<ref name="cnnreturns"/> Schrader defeated [[Fred Thompson]] (R), [[Raymond Baldwin]] (L) and [[Christina Jean Lugo]] (Pacific Green Party) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
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{{youtube|title=wJ1Hcgh-6Tk|size=250|caption="The Woods"}}
 
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===2010===
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===Full history===
On November 2, 2010, Schrader won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated Scott Bruun ([[Republican|R]]) and Chris Lugo (Pacific Green) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
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{{Collapsible history section
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<big>'''2010'''</big>
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<big>'''2008'''</big>
  
{{Election box 2010
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{{Ordis5genelecbox08}}
|Chamber= U.S. House of Representatives, Oregon Congressional District Election
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|party1= Democratic
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|party2= Republican
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|party3= Pacific Green
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|winner1 = Kurt Schrader
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Scott Bruun
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|candidate3 = Chris Lugo
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|votes1 = 145319
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|votes2 = 130313
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|votes3 = 7557
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}}
 
}}
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2012===
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In the 2012 election cycle, Schrader raised $1,597,342 and spent $579,104, leaving him with $1,026,454 cash on hand. Schrader's top three contributors are Blue Cross/Blue Shield, which gave $16,300, American Veterinary Medical Association, which donated $12,000, and AmeriPAC: The Fund for a Greater America, which gave $11,500.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00030071&cycle=2012 ''opensecrets'' Accessed October 24, 2012]</ref>
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Schrader
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|year=2008
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|Editdate=May 16, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00030071&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Kurt Schrader" Accessed May 16, 2013]</ref>
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|party=Democratic
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|totalraised2012=1750144
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=U.S. House (Oregon, [[Oregon's 5th congressional district|District 5]])
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|totalraised2010=1872837
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=U.S. House (Oregon, [[Oregon's 5th congressional district|District 5]])
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|totalraised2008=1438600
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|result2008=Won
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|office2008=U.S. House (Oregon, [[Oregon's 5th congressional district|District 5]])
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}}
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===2014===
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 elections season]]. Below are Schrader’s reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H8OR05107 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Kurt Schrader Summary Report," Accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
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{{Campaign finance reports
 
{{Campaign finance reports
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|Name = Kurt Schrader (2014)
|Name =Kurt Schrader<ref>[http://www.fec.gov/fecviewer/CandidateCommitteeDetail.do#2 ''Federal Election Commission,'' "Kurt Schrader 2012 Candidate Detail," accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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|Political Party = Democratic
|Political Party =Democratic
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|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/259/13940974259/13940974259.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Kurt Schrader April Quarterly," Accessed August 1st, 2013]</ref>
|Report 1 =April Quarterly
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|Date 1 =April 15, 2013
|Date 1 =1/01-3/31/2012
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|Beginning Balance 1 = 590364.06
|Beginning Balance 1 =657296
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|Total Contributions 1 = 117621.92
|Total Contributions 1 =  189686
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|Expenditures 1= 89530.04
|Expenditures 1=56974
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|Cash on Hand 1 = 618455.94
|Cash on Hand 1 =790008
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|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/204/13964059204/13964059204.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Kurt Schrader July Quarterly," Accessed July 30, 2013]</ref>
|Report 2 =Pre-Primary
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|Date 2 =July 15, 2013
|Date 2 =4/01-4/25/2012
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|Beginning Balance 2 = 618455.94
|Beginning Balance 2 =790008
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|Total Contributions 2 = 227918.99
|Total Contributions 2 =14796
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|Expenditures 2= 96468.43
|Expenditures 2=73575
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|Cash on Hand 2 = 749906.50
|Cash on Hand 2 =731229
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|Report 3 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/dcdev/forms/C00446906/797337/ ''Federal Election Commission,'' "Kurt Schrader July Quarterly Report," July 15, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 3 =4/26-6/30/2012
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|Beginning Balance 3 =731229.49
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|Total Contributions 3 =239903.46
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|Expenditures 3=76743.23
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|Cash on Hand 3 =894389.72
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|Report 4 =October Quarterly<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/dcdev/forms/C00446906/816631/ ''Federal Election Commission,'' "Kurt Schrader October Quarterly Report," October 15, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 4 =October 15, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 4 =894389.72
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|Total Contributions 4 =315695.00
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|Expenditures 4=183630.39
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|Cash on Hand 4 =1026454.33
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===2012===
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[[File:Kurt Schrader's 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|thumb|right|375px|Breakdown of the source of Schrader's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Schrader won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Schrader's campaign committee raised a total of $1,750,037 and spent $1,163,244.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?cycle=2012&id=OR05 ''Open Secrets'' " 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Schrader spent $6.57 per vote received in 2012.
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{{Congress donor box 2012
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Oregon District 5
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised =  $1,750,037
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|total spent = $1,163,244
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|opponent raised =  $33,207
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|opponent spent =  $33,207
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|org1 = Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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|org2 = National Air Traffic Controllers Assn
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|org3 = American Veterinary Medical Assn
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|org4 = AmeriPAC: The Fund for a Greater America
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|org5 = AstraZeneca PLC
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|orgdonor1 = $25,800
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|orgdonor2 = $14,500
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|orgdonor3 = $12,500
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|orgdonor4 = $11,500
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|orgdonor5 = $11,000
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|ind1 = Health Professionals
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|ind2 = Leadership PACs
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|ind3 = Agricultural Services/Products
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|ind4 = Retired
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|ind5 = Pharmaceuticals/Health Products
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|inddonor1 = $98,600
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|inddonor2 = $93,500
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|inddonor3 = $78,550
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|inddonor4 = $61,919
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|inddonor5 = $61,500
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|}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
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[[File:Kurt Schrader's 2010 Donor Breakdown.png|thumb|right|375px|Breakdown of the source of Schrader's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
 
Schrader won re-election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Schrader's campaign committee raised a total of $1,872,837 and spent $1,839,623.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00030071&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Kurt Schrader 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>
 
Schrader won re-election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Schrader's campaign committee raised a total of $1,872,837 and spent $1,839,623.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00030071&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Kurt Schrader 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>
  
 
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
 
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
 
{{Congress donor box 2010
 
{{Congress donor box 2010
|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Oregon Congressional District Election
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Oregon District 5
 
|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
 
|total raised = $1,872,837
 
|total raised = $1,872,837
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
===Congressional Staff Salaries===
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===Ideology and leadership===
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Schrader is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Democrat]]" as of June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/kurt_schrader/412315 ''Gov Track'' "Kurt Schrader," Accessed June 7 2013]</ref>
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412315_Kurt_Schrader
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''OpenCongress,'' "Kurt Schrader," Accessed August 8, 2013]</ref>
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Schrader most often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[Janice Hahn]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Chris Gibson]]
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Schrader least often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Tom Cotton]]
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,''  Schrader missed 168 of 3,350 roll call votes, from Jan 2009 to Mar 2013, which is 5.0% of votes during that time period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/kurt_schrader/412315 ''GovTrack,'' "Kurt Schrader," Accessed April 2013]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Schrader paid his congressional staff a total of $987,567 in 2011. Overall, [[Oregon]] ranks 8th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Kurt_Schrader.html ''LegiStorm'', "Kurt Schrader," Accessed September 24, 2012]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Schrader paid his congressional staff a total of $987,567 in 2011. Overall, [[Oregon]] ranked 8th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Kurt_Schrader.html ''LegiStorm'', "Kurt Schrader," Accessed September 24, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Net worth===
 
===Net worth===
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Schrader's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $3,922,063 to $8,881,000. That averages to $6,401,531.50 which is higher than the average net worth of Republican Democratic in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030071&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Kurt Schrader (D-Ore), 2010," Accessed September 24, 2012]</ref>
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Schrader's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $4,401,122 and $13,525,999. This averages to $8,963,560, which is a 40.02% increase since 2010. This is higher than the $5,107,874 average net worth for Democratic representatives in 2011.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030071&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Kurt Schrader (D-Ore), 2011," Accessed February 16, 2013]</ref>
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====2010====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Schrader's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $3,922,063 to $8,881,000. That averages to $6,401,531.50 which is higher than the average net worth of Republican Democratic in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030071&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Kurt Schrader (D-Ore), 2010," Accessed September 24, 2012]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Each year, ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.
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Schrader ranked 157th in the liberal rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-liberal-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal,'' "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013]</ref>
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Schrader ranked 159th in the liberal rankings in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
===Percentage voting with party===
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===Voting with party===
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====2013====
 
{{Congress vote percent
 
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|name=Kurt Schrader
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|party=Democratic
|percent=77.7%
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|percent=87.9%
|rank=172
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|rank=186th
|total=192
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|total=201
 
|chamber=House
 
|chamber=House
|year=December 2011
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|year=June 2013
 
|DHouse=Y
 
|DHouse=Y
 
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==Personal==
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Schrader is married to Martha. They have five children.
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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==Personal==
 
Schrader is married to Martha. They have 5 children.
 
 
 
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Kurt Schrader
Kurt Schrader.jpg
U.S. House, Oregon, District 5
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorDarlene Hooley (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2009
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$5,061,581
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Oregon State Senate
2003-2008
Oregon House of Representatives
1997-2002
Education
Bachelor'sCornell University & University of Illinois
OtherUniversity of Illinois
Personal
BirthdayOctober 19, 1951
Place of birthBridgeport, Connecticut
ProfessionVeterinarian, Farmer
Net worth$8,963,560
ReligionEpiscopal
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Kurt Schrader (b. October 19, 1951, in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Oregon. He was first elected by voters from Oregon's 5th congressional district in 2008.

Schrader most recently won re-election in 2012. He defeated Fred Thompson (R), Raymond Baldwin (L), and Christina Jean Lugo (Pacific Green Party) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Schrader began his political career in the Oregon House of Representatives, where he served from 1997 to 2003. He then served in the Oregon State Senate from 2003 until his election to the U.S. House in 2008.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Schrader is a more moderate left of center Democratic Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Democratic Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Schrader was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He earned his B.A. from Cornell University in 1973, his B.S. and D.V.M. from the University of Illinois in 1975 and 1977, respectively.[2]

Career

Outside of public life, Schrader worked as a veterinarian and farmer.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Schrader serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Schrader served on the following committees:[4]

  • Small Business Committee
    • Subcommittee on Finance and Tax Chair
    • Subcommittee on Contracting and Technology
  • Agriculture Committee
    • Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry
    • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
    • Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture
  • Budget Committee

Issues

American response in Syria

More than one hundred House lawmakers signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to call Congress back into session if he planned to use military force in Syria.[5]

Rep. Scott Rigell wrote in the letter in August 2013, “engaging our military in Syria when no direct threat to the United States exists and without prior congressional authorization would violate the separation of powers that is clearly delineated in the Constitution.”[5][6]

The members of Congress believed that Obama should have asked Congress for permission before engaging in Libya. “If the use of 221 Tomahawk cruise missles, [sic] 704 Joint Direct Attack Munitions, and 42 Predator Hellfire missiles expended in Libya does not constitute ‘hostilities,’ what does?” the letter asked.[6]

“If you deem that military action in Syria is necessary, Congress can reconvene at your request. We stand ready to come back into session, consider the facts before us, and share the burden of decisions made regarding U.S. involvement in the quickly escalating Syrian conflict,” stated the letter.[6]

Ninety-eight of the signers of the letter were Republicans. Schrader was one of 18 Democratic members to sign the letter.[6]

Campaign themes

2012

On his official campaign website, Schrader highlighted his fight to limit the influence of special interests in elections. He said that "it’s a matter of fairness. They don’t want a level playing field and they will spend millions to keep it that way." He provided the full text of an Amendment proposal that aims to give Congress and states the power to control the special interest money going to campaigns as a result of Supreme Court rulings like Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission and Buckley vs. Valeo.[7]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Schrader voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 16 Democrats that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[8]

Elections

2014

See also: Oregon's 5th congressional district elections, 2014

Schrader was set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014 should he choose to run. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Oregon's 5th congressional district elections, 2012

Schrader won the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Oregon's 5th District.[1] Schrader defeated Fred Thompson (R), Raymond Baldwin (L) and Christina Jean Lugo (Pacific Green Party) in the general election on November 6, 2012.


"The Woods"
U.S. House, Oregon District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKurt Schrader Incumbent 54% 177,229
     Republican Fred Thompson 42.4% 139,223
     Green Christina Jean Lugo 2.3% 7,516
     Constitution Raymond Baldwin 1.1% 3,600
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 402
Total Votes 327,970
Source: Oregon Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schrader is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Schrader raised a total of $5,061,581 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[11]

Kurt Schrader's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Oregon, District 5) Won $1,750,144
2010 U.S. House (Oregon, District 5) Won $1,872,837
2008 U.S. House (Oregon, District 5) Won $1,438,600
Grand Total Raised $5,061,581

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Schrader’s reports.[12]

Kurt Schrader (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$590,364.06$117,621.92$(89,530.04)$618,455.94
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$618,455.94$227,918.99$(96,468.43)$749,906.50
Running totals
$345,540.91$(185,998.47)


2012

Breakdown of the source of Schrader's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Schrader won re-election to the United States House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Schrader's campaign committee raised a total of $1,750,037 and spent $1,163,244.[15]

Cost per vote

Schrader spent $6.57 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Schrader's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Schrader won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Schrader's campaign committee raised a total of $1,872,837 and spent $1,839,623.[16]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Schrader is a "centrist Democrat" as of June 2013.[17]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[18]

Schrader most often votes with:

Schrader least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Schrader missed 168 of 3,350 roll call votes, from Jan 2009 to Mar 2013, which is 5.0% of votes during that time period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[19]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Schrader paid his congressional staff a total of $987,567 in 2011. Overall, Oregon ranked 8th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[20]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Schrader's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $4,401,122 and $13,525,999. This averages to $8,963,560, which is a 40.02% increase since 2010. This is higher than the $5,107,874 average net worth for Democratic representatives in 2011.[21]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Schrader's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $3,922,063 to $8,881,000. That averages to $6,401,531.50 which is higher than the average net worth of Republican Democratic in 2010 of $4,465,875.[22]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year, National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2012

Schrader ranked 157th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[23]

2011

Schrader ranked 159th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[24]

Voting with party

2013

Kurt Schrader voted with the Democratic Party 87.9% of the time, which ranked 186th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[25]

Personal

Schrader is married to Martha. They have five children.

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "Oregon Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "SCHRADER, Kurt, (1951 - )"
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. Congressman Kurt Schrader, Representing the 5th District of Oregon "Kurt's Committees"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Yahoo, "65 Lawmakers Ask Obama to Consult on Syria," accessed August 28, 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Politico, "33 lawmakers: Congress must approve Syria action," accessed August 28, 2013
  7. Kurt Schrader Official Campaign Website, "Join the fight to stop special-interest dominance of our elections," accessed October 24, 2012
  8. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. Open Secrets "Kurt Schrader" Accessed May 16, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission "Kurt Schrader Summary Report," Accessed August 1, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission "Kurt Schrader April Quarterly," Accessed August 1st, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission "Kurt Schrader July Quarterly," Accessed July 30, 2013
  15. Open Secrets " 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Kurt Schrader 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  17. Gov Track "Kurt Schrader," Accessed June 7 2013
  18. [http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412315_Kurt_Schrader OpenCongress, "Kurt Schrader," Accessed August 8, 2013]
  19. GovTrack, "Kurt Schrader," Accessed April 2013
  20. LegiStorm, "Kurt Schrader," Accessed September 24, 2012
  21. OpenSecrets.org, "Kurt Schrader (D-Ore), 2011," Accessed February 16, 2013
  22. OpenSecrets.org, "Kurt Schrader (D-Ore), 2010," Accessed September 24, 2012
  23. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013
  24. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  25. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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U.S. House of Representatives - Oregon, District 5
2009–Present
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Oregon State Senate
2003-2008
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