Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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Transportation & Infrastructure

We need to rebuild America – beginning with our entire transportation infrastructure. Experts tell us we need to invest $1 trillion to rebuild our crumbling transportation system  – and in the process create some 13 million new good paying middle class jobs in construction, and throughout our economy.

As Minnesota’s only member of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, I continue to work on a bipartisan basis to advance a comprehensive, long-term transportation plan with new sources of funding to rebuild our highways, roads, bridges, airports, harbors, railroads, mass transit systems and pipelines. Our ability to grow our 21st Century economy and successfully compete in the global marketplace depends on the progress we make in achieving these goals.

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Mar 16, 2017 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today responded to President Trump’s proposed budget:

“I’m gravely concerned by President Trump’s drastic proposed cuts to vital programs that Minnesotans value and depend on,” Nolan said. “The simple truth is these massive cuts to funding for environmental protection, education, transportation and housing is bad for our national economy and national security.”

Jan 31, 2017 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today announced his subcommittee assignments on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

In the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Nolan will serve on the subcommittees on Highways and Transit; Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials; and Aviation.

Jan 25, 2017 In The News

In a major victory last month for the people, businesses, and communities in Minnesota which rely on the Great Lakes for their drinking water, jobs and way of life, the U.S. Congress passed a bill that authorizes $1.5 billion for region-wide Great Lakes restoration investments. The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, formerly known as the Water Resources Development Act, received bi-partisan support in both the House and the Senate.

Jan 3, 2017 In The News

The first Cirrus Vision Jet produced for commercial sale was presented to its buyer Monday during an elaborate ceremony at the company’s new production facility near Duluth International Airport.

“It’s a major milestone to deliver the first airplane. This is a major step in the growth of our company,” said Cirrus co-founder and CEO Dale Klapmeier, who credited company employees for reaching the goal. “It’s about what you have accomplished.”

Jan 3, 2017 In The News

Christmas came early for Joe Whisenhunt and his family on Monday as they picked up a shiny new jet in a shiny new building in Duluth.

“It’s a day we get to celebrate with Joe and his family,” said Cirrus Aircraft CEO Dale Klapmeier. “Most of you have seen Joe around. This is Cirrus number 11 for Joe.”

Jan 3, 2017 In The News

DULUTH, Minn. – After years of planning , Cirrus Aircraft, unveiled their very first Vision Jet to the Duluth community.

The Cirrus Aircraft Vision Jet is the worlds first single engine personal jet and is known for being spacious. It can accommodate up to five adults and two children.

Senator Amy Klobuchar, Congressman Rick Nolan and Mayor Emily Larsen were among many others in attendance today..

Jan 3, 2017 In The News

With much fanfare, Cirrus Aircraft opened its new $12.7 million finishing plant in Duluth Monday and celebrated the first delivery of its new single-engine Vision Jet.

It took Cirrus and more than 1,000 employees a decade to design, build, test and win federal approval for the propeller-less aircraft that costs just under $2 million. A recession, layoffs and company sale delayed — but never derailed — the project over the years to create the first single-engine "personal jet."

Dec 6, 2016 Press Release

[WASHINGTON D.C.] U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today urged President-Elect Donald Trump to join him in his unequivocal support of the use of exclusively American-made products in all U.S. infrastructure projects.

Dec 1, 2016 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan’s legislation (H.R. 6014) to reduce unnecessary cost burdens on State and Local governments and their airports from the Federal Government when conducting airport improvement and expansion projects today passed in the U.S. Senate and is now heading to the President’s desk for final approval.

Oct 20, 2016 In The News

It may look like a parking lot, and in some ways, that's what the rehabilitation of Docks C & D at the Clure Public Marine Terminal has created.

But it's kind of a bigger deal than that.

"(The berths) triple surface storage capacity," said Sen. Al Franken after a tour at the port of Duluth on Monday. "This is good not just for Duluth but for all of Minnesota."