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A Week in the Great Eight
My Reaction to Joe Biden’s Northern Minnesota Mining Ban
Yesterday the Biden Administration banned mining in 225,000 acres of the Iron Range. This is a direct attack on our way of life and will limit America’s future domestic mineral supply chains.
Unfortunately, this harm to our country and our future has become the norm, as this President’s goal is to put America last. Not even one month ago, Joe Biden signed an agreement to fund mining projects in Chinese-owned mines in the Congo, where over 40,000 children work as slaves in forced labor and inhumane conditions with no environmental protections. Meanwhile this week’s mining ban nullifies a Project Labor Agreement with the local building and construction trade unions, costing our workers jobs.
America needs to develop our vast mineral wealth, right here at home, with high-wage, union protected jobs instead of continuing to send American taxpayer dollars to countries like the Congo that use child slave labor. The only winner here is China, as Joe Biden continues to hand our foreign adversaries every advantage possible.
I can assure you that this Administration, from the President to the Forest Service, to the Interior Department, will answer for the pain they elected to cause my constituents with this ban.
|On Wednesday, my bipartisan legislation to improve aviation safety by requiring clearer safety notifications to pilots and updates to the computer system passed the House of Representatives. Failures of the NOTAM system earlier this month, which grounded all flights for the first time since 9/11, stressed the need to upgrade the program to ensure the safety of pilots, their crews and passengers. My hope is that the Senate acts and passes this important legislation to help ensure another NOTAM system failure does not occur.
|Last Friday, I had a great time touring the Moose Lake Correctional Facility with local and state leaders. We got to see the incredible industrial and educational programs offered to inmates at MCF, helping them get back on their feet and become an active part of society.
|On Saturday, I joined the Bemidji March for Life where I discussed pro-life issues with constituents. I am committed to fighting for the rights of the unborn, who are the most vulnerable among us.
Once again, I appreciate you staying up to date with the work I am doing for Minnesota’s Eighth District. It is an honor to represent you in Congress. For more information, visit my website, Facebook, and Twitter pages.
Congressman Pete Stauber
|Washington, DC Office
145 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515