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First look: Ex-Rep. Kurt Schrader goes to K Street

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May 11, 2023

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Former Democratic Oregon Rep. Kurt Schrader is joining the law and lobbying firm Williams and Jensen as a principal starting Monday, Axios has learned.

  • Schrader served in the House for seven terms and was a member of Energy and Commerce. He worked as a veterinarian before moving into public service.
  • He's expected to work on issues related to "medical innovation and R&D and promoting cures and treatments for the advancement of human and animal health," according to Williams and Jensen.
  • Schrader, known as a moderate Democrat, was a member of the Blue Dog Coalition and the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus.

Of note: Schrader was one of three Democrats in 2021 who joined Republicans to vote against drug pricing negotiations provisions in an Energy and Commerce markup for a version of the Build Back Better bill.

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