Stauber to Donate Salary During Government Shutdown

January 8, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) made the following statement today regarding his decision to donate his congressional salary to the Domestic Abuse Intervention Program in Duluth, Minnesota during the partial government shutdown:

“As a father of four, I know that going without a paycheck will be a setback for my family. However, I strongly believe it isn't right for members of Congress to be paid while parts of the federal government remain shut down and thousands of federal workers are furloughed,” said Stauber. “Rather than asking for my pay to be withheld and sending it straight back to the federal government, Jodi and I have decided to give this money to those who need it most. In my 22 years serving as a Duluth police officer, I saw firsthand the incredible work that the Domestic Abuse Intervention Program does to keep battered women safe and ensure that their abusers are held accountable, and I am pleased to contribute to their cause.”

The Domestic Abuse Intervention Program helps local law enforcement, courts and women’s shelters work together to end domestic violence against women.