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October 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) made the following statement after President Trump signed an Executive Order on Wednesday, declaring a National Emergency to expand the domestic mining industry, support mining jobs, alleviate unnecessary permitting delays, and reduce our nation’s reliance on China for critical minerals.

September 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during Congressman Pete Stauber’s (MN-08) first markup as a Member of the Natural Resources Committee, he strongly opposed H.R. 5598, a bill authored by Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04), that would kill high-wage mining jobs in his district.

September 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) signed a discharge petition to force Speaker Pelosi to bring H.R. 8265, the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act to the House Floor for a vote.

September 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, during consideration of Speaker Pelosi’s partisan Green New Deal legislation (H.R. 4447), Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) introduced two commonsense amendments to reduce reliance on unreliable foreign nations and horrific child labor for America’s energy needs and create more opportunities for the American worker.

September 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) made the following statement after the House voted to pass Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act. Congressman Stauber cosponsored and continuously fought for the passage of both bipartisan bills as they will both address the high rates of violence faced by Native American women.

September 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) led a bipartisan letter with Congressman Peter Welch (VT-At Large), requesting that the Department of Treasury allow state and local funds available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to be used for permanent broadband infrastructure in rural America.

August 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Last Saturday, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) introduced legislation that would fund better training for police officers, increase the number of body cameras, and fund important grants to police departments that help with community policing.

August 19, 2020 Press Release

HERMANTOWN, MN – Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) made the following statement after the Walz Administration’s Department of Commerce announced their plan to appeal state utility regulators’ decision earlier this year to approve Line 3.

August 18, 2020 Press Release

HERMANTOWN, MN – Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) received the prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his support of pro-growth policies in 2019. The award was presented virtually by representatives of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce here in Minnesota in coordination with the Hermantown Chamber of Commerce.

August 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) and Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) introduced the Last Mile Act in a bipartisan effort to bring quick and reliable broadband to rural small businesses.


In The News

May 6, 2020 In The News

A total of $600,000 in brownfields grants was awarded to aid in the cleanup of priority sites in Northeastern Minnesota on Wednesday.

The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission based in Duluth was the recipient of the funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which announced the news along with Rep. Pete Stauber.

April 29, 2020 In The News

A bill introduced Tuesday by Representative Pete Stauber would help end America's reliance on foreign minerals.

The "Securing America's Critical Minerals Supply Chain Act" would give incentives to American manufacturers to purchase domestically sourced minerals.

April 27, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber didn’t have all the answers when he met online with his peers in the Hermantown business community Wednesday.

But for the roughly 45 members who took part in the Zoom video conferencing meeting, Stauber’s presence seemed enough.

April 12, 2020 In The News

While Americans may struggle to wrap their minds around the multi-trillion coronavirus relief packages coming out of Washington, D.C., the emphasis of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act is small — as in, small businesses and their vital place at the heart of the U.S. economy.

March 14, 2020 In The News

Minnesota Eighth District U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber voted in favor of legislation Saturday to help address the coronavirus spread. Only one member of the state’s congressional delegation went against the bill.

February 21, 2020 In The News

Special education has been underfunded by the federal government for many years, according to educators, causing school districts across the nation to subsidize it through their general funds. The Duluth School Board met with U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber on Thursday to discuss the district’s unique situation.

February 5, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON – Minnesota’s congressional delegation, as well as its tourism and mining communities, split sharply Wednesday over Rep. Betty McCollum’s bill to ban mining on more than 234,000 acres of federally owned wilderness near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness along the state’s northeastern edge.

February 4, 2020 In The News

Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Rep. Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) were both hoping to hear President Trump outline a plan for rising healthcare costs in Tuesday's State of the Union address. 

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson was Smith's guest for the speech. 

February 3, 2020 In The News

CLOQUET, MN -- Mahaila Houle will be in the U.S. House of Representatives chambers Tuesday attending President Trump's third State of the Union Address as a guest of Rep. Pete Stauber (R - MN 8th).

Houle, a member of the Fond du Lac Band, is an apprentice of Operating Engineers Local 49 and has worked on notable projects including Superior Street and the Essentia expansion project.