Immigration is a tough issue that strikes emotional chords on all sides.
But the debate doesn't have to be a shouting match. We can do better.
Here's where we stand: In an all-too-rare case of bipartisanship and cooperation, the U.S. Senate has passed immigration reform.
The bipartisan plan creates a rigorous and fair pathway to citizenship for immigrants already here, grows our economy, protects our borders, and treats all people with dignity and respect.
Sadly, leaders in the House have yet to schedule a vote on this legislation.
Along with several of my colleagues, I'm calling on the House to schedule a vote. Please join us in this call for action.
On immigration, we can be better. The Senate has acted. It's time for the House to act.
Your voice, added to thousands of others, will sound a clarion call for action that will be heard even through the marble walls of the Capitol.
Posted Oct. 24, 2013.
Meet Kurt Schrader
For over 20 years, Kurt Schrader has been a respected leader in Oregon's 5th Congressional District.
He understands its agricultural heritage: he raised organic crops on Canby’s historic Three Rivers Farm, where Kurt raised five children. Kurt is also a small businessman and veterinarian, who built his veterinary clinic in Oregon City from scratch. Learn more about Kurt's work in Congress.
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