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Schrader visits WL Rotary

Said Congress had 'really good year' in 2015

U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader, D-5th District, paid a visit to the West Linn Rotary Club April 6 during a lunch at the West Linn Lutheran Church.

Schrader, who faces a primary challenge in May from fellow Democrat David McTeague, told Rotary Club members that — contrary to reports in the media — Congress had actually logged some significant accomplishments in 2015, including the passing of a bipartisan Homeland Security bill and Medicare reforms to protect senior patients from a 50 percent increase in premiums.

"Congress actually had a really good year last year," Schrader said. "I believe, historically, it will go down as one of the more productive congresses, and you wouldn't get that impression listening to the candidates or listening to the media."

He added that, "It can be tough duty in Washington D.C. these days. Everyone's absolutely sure they're right. There's a lot of people who talk, not necessarily so many who listen."