Backers and Hackers: U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader Holds a $5,000-Per-Person Golf Fundraiser After Easy Win


U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore) didn't waste any time trying to squeeze more money of lobbyists and special interest grous following his easy re-election win Nov. 6. According to the Huffington Post, Schrader, who represents Oregon's 5th District, held a $2,500-to-$5,000 per person golf weekend outing last weekend. The website Political Party Time reports Schrader held the event at Bandon Dunes ...   More
Thursday, November 15, 2012 BRENT WALTH

Risky Business

There’s a time for playing it safe... and our 2012 Endorsement Issue says this is one of them.

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Portland, you have a gambling problem. We’re telling you this as a friend. For too many years, the voters of this city have rolled the dice on engaging but tro   More
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Newcomer Files Against Schrader For Congress


A Lake Oswego resident named Karen Bowerman filed Jan. 13 to run in May's Republican primary in Oregon's Fifth Congressional District. Bowerman, whose bio says she spent more than 30 years in the California university system, is a new face in Oregon's political scene. She will seek to do what better known Republicans, including Lake Oswego businessman Mike Erickson in 2006 and 2008 and former State ...   More
Monday, January 16, 2012 by Nigel Jaquiss

Schrader and Wu Weigh in on Libya Involvement


U.S. Reps. Kurt Schrader and David Wu (both D-Ore.) say they're both OK with President Obama's decision to have U.S. forces be part of an international offensive against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. But both Democratic lawmakers stress that their support for the decision by a Democratic president has a short time line.“I support [Obama’s] effort to support the democratic movement in Libya with ...   More
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 by

What Happens If Both Legislative Chambers Are Equally Divided?

Although last night's results are not final, it appears that Democratic super-majorities in both houses (36 to 24 in the House and 18 to 12 in the Senate) will morph into deadlocks in both chambers. The Oregon House has never before been deadlocked. The Oregon Senate has been tied 15-15 just two times since Oregon became a state (1957, 2003). In the 2003 legislative session, Republicans and ...   More
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Add Earl Blumenauer and Kurt Schrader to the List of Obama Tax Deal Foes From Oregon (UPDATED )

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenuaer (D-Ore.) has become the third House Democrat from Oregon to oppose President Obama's tax deal. In urging the president to in essence show some backbone in dealings with Republicans, Blumenauer joins with Reps. Peter DeFazio and David Wu as opponents of Obama's deal with the GOP. UPDATE: And U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader has become the fourth of Oregon's four House Democrats ...   More
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 HANK STERN

Killing Health Care Reform: Where are Wu, Schrader and DeFazio?

For those of us who are so sickened watching the slow death of comprehensive health-care reform that we may have to see a doctor ourselves, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and other progressive House members have provided some welcome relief. Blumenauer and 56 other House lawmakers signed a letter last week saying they won't support any health-care legislation that doesn't include a strong ...   More
Monday, August 3, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Here's the Difference Between State and Federal Campaign Finance Laws

Vice President Joe Biden is coming to town next month to raise money for U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Canby), who faces a tough re-election against state Rep. Scott Bruun (R-West Linn) in Oregon's Fifth Congressional District . Here are the financial details of the July 8 fundraiser: Reception: $200 per person Host: $5,000 per person Hosts are invited to a special VIP reception For ...   More
Thursday, June 24, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Portland-Area Postal Workers Protest Prospect of Five-day Mail Week

Today's rain didn't stop Portland-area postal employees from gathering to protest a Postal Service proposal to end Saturday mail delivery. About 40 sign-toting letter carriers and other employees chanted “Your mail, your service, six days a week” as they marched on the sidewalk this afternoon outside Portland's main post office on Northwest Hoyt Street. The proposed end to Saturday ...   More
Thursday, July 1, 2010 Hadley Malcolm

Kurt Schrader, Anthony Weiner and a Classic Blow-Up

We've got a call in to the office of U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) to ask what was going through his mind when he was presiding over the U.S. House and Democratic colleague Anthony Weiner of New York ripped into Republicans over medical care for 9/11 responders. Junior members of the majority party usually rotate in the presiding chair during most House sessions. And Schrader's turn yesterday ...   More
Friday, July 30, 2010 HANK STERN


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