Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) talks about his career as a vet and the Founding Father he would like to take to dinner.
Q: What’s your drink of choice? A: My drink of choice is beer. Preferably a good Oregon microbrew or a Belgian-style beer.
Q: What’s your favorite quote? A: “Rome didn’t conquer the world by having meetings; they killed their opponents.”
Q: If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? A: James Madison, our most important Founding Father.
Q: What was one of the most eventful cases you worked on as a veterinarian? A: The most eventful case I worked on was adapting a human slip pocket skin graft technique for Fishstix. The horse was badly burned in a barn fire.
Q: Your bio says you were a farmer. What did you farm? A: We raised sheep and grew strawberries organically. We also maintained a sustainable community farm for members of nearby urban areas.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.