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Statement from Pete Stauber on today’s passage of H.R. 1 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

(Hermantown, Minn.) – Pete Stauber, who is running for the U.S. Congress from Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District, issued this statement today:

“I am pleased that the House voted today to pass tax reform and bring much-needed relief to the middle-class families of Minnesota. The plan not only lowers individual tax rates for low and middle-income Americans, it also increases the standard deduction so families can keep more of what they earn. With 50 percent of families living paycheck-to-paycheck, this is a step in the right direction and a win for Minnesota families who will get to keep more from their paychecks each year.”

Stauber grew up in Duluth and graduated from Denfeld High School before captaining Lake Superior State University to a Division I national hockey championship in 1988. He played in the Detroit Red Wings organization for three years, then was a Duluth police officer for 22 years before retiring in July 2017. Stauber is currently in his second term as a St. Louis County Commissioner. His wife, Jodi, is an Iraq War veteran and retired from the 148th Fighter Wing as its first female Command Chief. They have four children and reside in Hermantown.

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