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Reader's View: Stauber’s votes ignored constituents’ needs

He voted against one of the largest middle-class tax cuts in U.S. history.

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Rep. Pete Stauber recently voted five times against bills proposed or supported by President Joe Biden designed to protect and stimulate our economy and give relief to Stauber’s constituents. Stauber voted against a pandemic stimulus bill, against raising the debt ceiling, against holding Trump operative Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress, against Biden’s infrastructure bill, and against the Build Back Better Act.

This is what Stauber really voted against: stimulus checks; increasing the child care credit; extending unemployment; $20 billion toward COVID-19 vaccinations; $350 billion in state, local, and tribal relief; $30 billion in much-needed relief to restaurants and $120 billion to schools; timely paychecks for 17,000 Minnesota federal workers; timely Social Security checks; extending our debt ceiling to avoid economic disaster; and relief after Hurricane Ida and to farmers following drought-related crop losses, wildfires, and hurricanes.

He voted against one of the largest middle-class tax cuts in U.S. history (after the middle class was largely left out of President Donald Trump’s tax cuts), providing free early education and free community college, child care subsidies so people with children can work, dental care and hearing aids for seniors with Medicare, allowing Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices, the largest-ever investment to combat climate change, four weeks of paid family and medical leave, and efforts to reduce the present rising rate of inflation.

Why doesn’t Stauber support these benefits for his constituents — or those in Biden’s Build Back Better Act that would be at no cost to taxpayers earning less than $400,000 a year? That’s about 98% of Stauber’s constituents. Stauber and other Minnesota Republican representatives voted to deny these benefits to the people of Minnesota.

We need representatives in Congress who ignore politics and instead support constituents' needs.

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Michael Herman

Chisago City, Minnesota


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