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.
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.