Rep Stauber votes against infrastructure bill that includes money for broadband

Duluth News Tribune posts a letter from a reader concerned about Rep Stauber’s vote on the infrastructure bill…

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.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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