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Reader's View: Stauber picks party over constituents

The 8th District stands to benefit from this act, but our representative voted against it despite his claims of supporting basic infrastructure funding and bipartisanship.

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Minnesota 8th Congressional District Rep. Pete Stauber voted against the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was signed into law on Nov. 15 (“ Stauber: 'Massive spending ... not about real infrastructure' ,” Nov. 14).

This act allocates funds to Minnesota to make high-speed internet more accessible and affordable across the state, to repair and rebuild Minnesota roads and bridges, to improve Minnesota airports, and to help keep our drinking water safe. These projects would create well-paying jobs, improve quality of life, elevate employment and educational opportunities, and enhance Minnesotans’ ability to participate in the economy. The 8th District stands to benefit from this act, but our representative voted against it despite his claims of supporting basic infrastructure funding and bipartisanship.

Once again, with this vote, Rep. Stauber has chosen his political party over the interests of the people he was elected to represent.

Judith Johnson

Duluth

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