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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 who, by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election, fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 that aimed to prevent the determination of the next president of the United States. 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, claiming that some voters there followed procedures set by the wrong state officials. The case amplified lies and conspiracy theories that fueled the movement that led to the attack on the Capitol. The Supreme Court rejected the case. Following the rejection of several cases before the Supreme Court, one legislator called for violence.
Photo of Rep. Pete Stauber [R-MN8]

Analysis

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 Jan 21, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

The Club for Growth: 51% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Stauber sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (23%) Transportation and Public Works (15%) Taxation (15%) Crime and Law Enforcement (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) Government Operations and Politics (15%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

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

Passed 257/150 on Aug 22, 2020.

Stauber voted Yea

Stauber voted Aye

Stauber voted Yea

Stauber voted Nay

Stauber voted Aye

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Jan 2021, Stauber missed 16 of 972 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% 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

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