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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, during a full Transportation and Infrastructure Committee markup on Chairman DeFazio’s partisan surface transportation legislation, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) led several commonsense amendments to reduce duplicative regulations, combat child labor, and secure America’s supply chain. Despite the partisan nature of this markup, Stauber’s amendment requiring that green technology funded by the bill not be built with critical minerals sourced by child labor, passed with bipartisan support.
HERMANTOWN, MN – Today, Congressman Pete Stauber announced over $27 million in funding to assist airports throughout Minnesota’s Eighth Congressional District amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds were made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and can be used by airports to help pay for operating costs including payroll for employees.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) announced that the United States Department of Transportation has allocated a $10,500,000 grant to the Duluth Seaway Port Authority for the rehabilitation of the Duluth port.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amid the hyper partisan gridlock that’s ongoing in Congress, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) announced that his legislation, H.R. 1775, the Notice to Airmen Improvement Act, passed the House with bipartisan support. With the passage of H.R. 1775, Stauber has now passed more stand-alone pieces of legislation through the House this Congress than any other freshman Republican or member of the Minnesota House delegation.
Stauber went to Lake Superior State University there, playing hockey and living in a dorm overlooking the Soo Locks.
“In the springtime those lakers were backed up three and four deep coming to the Soo Locks,” Stauber said during a press event at the Canadian National Railway's ore docks in Duluth. “There was pride in me, because I knew it was the men and women on the Iron Range who made those pellets.”
When they first opened up the can of worms, it had a planned shelf life of 50 years.
But the place where the I-35 and U.S. 53 merge in Duluth, an interchange colloquially known as the “can of worms,” is in need of major improvements. Built in the 1960s and ’70s, the interchange serves, on average, 80,000 vehicles per day. 5,300 of them are heavy commercial vehicles like trailers, trucks, and busses. It’s also a critical access point to the port of Duluth, one of the major ports of the Great Lakes.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) announced the Falls International-Einarson Field will receive $14 million in grant money from the Department of Transportation to fund a runway extension and runway safety area.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) became the first freshman from either party to pass a bill out of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this Congress. His legislation, the Notice to Airmen Improvement Act, improves aviation safety by requiring clearer safety notifications to pilots, and passed out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee with bipartisan support.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) introduced bipartisan legislation to help states construct critical infrastructure projects, while making the most of taxpayer dollars. The Preserving America’s Infrastructure Dollars (PAID) Act would require states to conduct a Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) on infrastructure projects that use more than $30 million in federal funds.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) introduced the Notice to Airmen Improvement Act to help improve aviation safety. Specifically, this bipartisan legislation would establish a Federal Aviation Association (FAA) taskforce to determine what improvements should be made to the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) system, which alerts pilots of potential hazards along a flight route or at a location that could affect the safety of the flight.