While both work in the interest of veterinary medicine, the two veterinarian-congressmen couldn't be more different politically.
Schrader stated in his 2012 candidacy that he believes the key to curbing the effects of global warming is to significantly reduce carbon emissions. He supports significant increases in fuel efficiency standards and strong reduction requirements for carbon emissions. He also supports significant investment in renewable energy as a key component in reversing global climate change. Schrader currently serves on the House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry.