Princeton Union Eagel: Nolan works for the entire District
Minnesota Eighth District Congressman Rick Nolan is working for us, whether you’re in the south end of the District like Princeton or Wyoming or the north end like International Falls. He’s tireless in his advocating for the 8th District in Congress.
Recently the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare endorsed his legislation to provide a 3.9% Social Security increase to the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) he understands seniors getting no COLA increase this year and Medicare costs going up, they’re going backwards!
With so much of the 8th District being so rural with no access to broadband, Congressman Nolan has a bill, HR3152, that creates an office within the United States Department of Agriculture called the Office of Rural Broadband Initiatives to oversee distributions of broadband grants and loans. This will allow broadband expansion, similar to the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) which brought electricity to rural areas.
He initiated bringing Dennis McDonough, the president’s chief of staff, to Virginia last December to hear firsthand from miners and CEOs alike what illegal dumping of steel into the United States at below production cost from China and other nations has done to the domestic steel industry. With around 2,500 miners laid off here and 9,000 workers in the steel mills it’s been devastating for the Iron Range in Minnesota,. McDonough went back and explained the situation to President Obama, who promptly worked to place tariffs on illegal steel, thus leveling the playing field. Now Cliff’s Natural Resources is calling 1,000 miners back to work and just broke ground on a $65 million dollar plant using 21st century techniques.
So whether he’s leading in Washington or helping constituents with problems or working with local communities on issues Congressman Nolan is always working for us!