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Message from Pete: Pelosi rejects your vote

Pelosi ignoring the will of the American people

While it is not surprising, Speaker Pelosi this week continued her effort to undo the 2016 election or affect the 2020 election by asking Democrat colleagues to proceed with drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump. Democrats in Congress have wanted to impeach President Trump ever since he was elected. With just a few weeks until the year’s end, it’s outrageous that Pelosi and Adam Schiff have put their petty political ambitions ahead of the needs of the American people. Pelosi has taken her eye off the ball with the impeachment circus and as a result delayed a pending trade agreement that would support tens of thousands of jobs in Minnesota, a national defense bill that would provide our troops with much needed resources, and left plenty of bipartisan legislation in limbo that would help working families and small businesses grow our economy. Enough is enough. Let’s get to work!

Line 3 project unleashes economic engine

Just days ago we were offered a sneak peak at what unleashing the economic engine looks like when Enbridge announced a labor agreement with Minnesota trade workers that would create about 2,000 jobs in the region. As the Hibbing Daily Tribune reported, Enbridge said the labor agreement was the “right thing to do” for the Line 3 replacement project and “union leaders hailed the deal as a win both for the members they represent as well as Enbridge.” The Line 3 replacement project will not only protect our environment with a safer, 21st century technology pipeline, it will have a tremendous economic impact on working families and communities in the region.

Americans soundly reject Green New Deal

I have shared with you before the facts about the $93 trillion Green New Deal and how this radical energy scheme that bans everything from cows to cars would abolish our mining and manufacturing industries and cripple our economy. So it comes as no when a Washington Post poll reveals Americans overwhelmingly “reject paying trillions” for this pie-in-the-sky proposal. This Green New Deal, like many of the Democrats’ socialist policies, is a direct affront to our way of life and I will fight against this ridiculous proposal every stop of the way.

We can responsibly mine and keep BWCA pristine

With a pre-determined anti-mining outcome, the Minneapolis Star Tribune produced an editorial recently that once again shows how they, from their downtown Minneapolis offices, want to dictate our lives in northern Minnesota not considering an ounce of concern toward our regional economy and the communities that call that area “home.” Predictably, the Minneapolis newspaper opposes mining citing a stack of anti-mining advocates. Believe me when I say our way of life is under attack. I see it in Congress every day and you can see it from the blame-Trump-for-everything crowd clinging to an extreme, socialist agenda that promises to kill our mining and manufacturing industry at every turn. Kelly Osborne, the CEO of Twin Metals Minnesota, rightly responded to the Star Tribune: “We intend to make our mine a model for sustainable, modern underground mining – and yield to no one in our concern for the protection of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.”

Consider giving a toy to Toys for Tots

During this holiday season, I encourage you to join Jodi and me by doing what we can to help those in need. Since Toys for Tots was founded in 1948, U.S. Marines have conducted nationwide toy collecting campaigns during the Christmas season to “bring the joy of Christmas to America’s needy children.” To find your closest drop-off locations by county, please visit the Toys for Tots Minnesota link here. The collection deadlines for most are about a week away!


Pete Stauber