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Rep. Pete Stauber

Representative for Minnesota’s 8th District

pronounced peet // STAW-ber


Stauber is the representative for Minnesota’s 8th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Stauber is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Stauber is among the Republican legislators whose attempt to disenfranchise Democratic states in the 2020 presidential election was a part of the months-long attempted coup that included the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. Shortly after the 2020 election, Stauber joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discounted based on lies, conspiracy theories, and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence.
Photo of Rep. Pete Stauber [R-MN8]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Stauber.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Stauber is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Stauber has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 3, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

The Club for Growth: 51% Human Rights Campaign: 7% League of Conservation Voters: 7% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Pete Stauber sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Stauber sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (17%) Commerce (17%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Taxation (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Labor and Employment (9%)

Recent Bills

Some of Stauber’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Stauber voted Yea

Passed 379/51 on Oct 19, 2021.

Stauber voted Yea

Stauber voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Stauber voted Yea

Stauber voted Yea

Stauber voted Aye

Stauber voted Nay

Stauber voted Aye

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Dec 2021, Stauber missed 21 of 1,359 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: