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Rep. Kurt Schrader

Representative for Oregon’s 5th District

pronounced kert // SHRAY-der

Schrader is the representative for Oregon’s 5th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 6, 2009. Schrader is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Schrader.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Schrader is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Schrader has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jul 12, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Kurt Schrader sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Schrader was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Schrader sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (31%) Government Operations and Politics (21%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Native Americans (7%) International Affairs (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Schrader’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Schrader voted Aye

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. ...

Schrader voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Schrader voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Schrader voted No

Schrader voted Aye

Schrader voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Jul 2019, Schrader missed 275 of 7,454 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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