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Re-elected to Congress, Stauber and Tiffany share their priorities

Updated: November 05, 2020 09:25 AM

Congressman Pete Stauber can barely believe it's been two years since voters sent him to D.C. for the first time. "It's gone so fast," he shared, sitting by the fire pit in his backyard on Wednesday afternoon.

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Now having secured his second term, he knows that President Trump, a supporter of his, may not win another term.

"If we have a new president, the transfer of power should be a peaceful process. Even if we don't agree on the same path forward, we are all Americans," he added. "I've got friends on both sides of the aisle, and will work with them, no matter who lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue."

For those who didn't vote for him, he said he wants to earn their trust by listening. "Good conversations can lead to better legislation," he said.

He still believes they can get things accomplished in this session of Congress, like the Justice Act about police reform and an infrastructure bill. "Logging and mining and expanding mining will also be a priority, as we are a natural resource based economy," Stauber said.

Congressman Tom Tiffany, who won Wisconsin's 7th district spot, said he's worked with Stauber on trying to bring more jobs to the waterfront. And he supports the Nemadji Trail Energy Center, which is proposed for Superior.

On bigger picture issues, "I'm focused on reopening the economy and our schools."

He said he went through three elections in 2020, and is now looking forward to digging into the issues of the 7th district.

The 117th Congress is scheduled to start in January.

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