From Hockey Player to Legislator in Divided America

Voice of America has been following two new U.S. representatives to document their challenges and successes during their first year in Congress, in our project called “Climbing the Hill.” Democrat Katie Porter, representing California’s 45th district and Republican Pete Stauber of the 8th district in Minnesota. Join us now to see how Republican Pete Stauber divides his time between Washington, D.C. and his Minnesota district where his wife and four children live. His situation is a common one now, in contrast to years ago when lawmakers and their families moved to Washington for the duration of their term. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti shows us how this former police officer and professional hockey player transitions to politician.

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