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 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.
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Read our 2019 Report Card for Schrader.
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 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 Oct 16, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Kurt Schrader sits on the following committees:
Schrader was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 937: Right Rebate Act of 2019
- H.R. 3212 (114th): To amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to make technical corrections, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 3211 (114th): To provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon.
- H.R. 1528 (113th): Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act of 2014
Does 4 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Schrader sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Schrader’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8437: To extend the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to treat certain ...
- H.R. 8179: Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020
- H.R. 7757: Long-Term Care Pharmacy Definition Act of 2020
- H.R. 6134: VET MED Act
- H.R. 5882: GENE Therapy Payment Act
- H.Res. 794: Supporting the designation of January 2020 as “National One Health Awareness Month” to ...
- H.R. 5304: PBM Transparency in Prescription Drug Costs Act
From Jan 2009 to Oct 2020, Schrader missed 280 of 7,896 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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