US Rep Rick Nolan today applauded a $40,000 grant awarded to Minnesota from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to research and develop a response to white-nose syndrome (WNS), a disease that is killing millions of bats in Minnesota and across the country. Minnesota’s first confirmed cases of WNS were reported in March 2016 at Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park.
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today applauded final determinations for tariffs (taxes) on low-grade, foreign government subsidized cold-rolled steel from several additional foreign nations announced this week by Department of Commerce. The U.S. International Trade Commission is expected to finalize them in September.
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today urged the U.S. Forest Service to renew the Twin Metals leases, saying that failure to grant consent would be a “serious mistake” on the part of the agency and a major blow to progress and the environmental process.
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today applauded the declassification of 28 secret pages of the 9-11 Commission’s official report. Nolan is one of the few Members of Congress who took the initiative to obtain a special security clearance and read the transcripts in a locked and guarded room beneath the U.S. Capitol Building.
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today applauded the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) Eastern Region’s release of a key regulatory document required to complete the PolyMet land exchange and continue momentum on the project.
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) approves investigation into troubled pension fund.
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today lauded the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) recent decision to heed his call for a comprehensive review of the investment decisions of the Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund. In June, Minnesota Democratic Reps.
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today applauded passage of a funding extension for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to authorize the FAA’s programs and the taxes that will fund those programs through September 30, 2017 at current funding levels. Nolan also emphasized the importance of coming to an agreement on a long-term funding bill.
Today, following an effort from Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Rick Nolan, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) announced it will hold a public comment and listening session on the renewal of two mineral leases on the Iron Range. Last week, the lawmakers called on the USFS to hold a public meeting on the Iron Range.
Topics included the Polymet land exchange, Twin Metals leases and listening session, Louisiana Pacific Siding Plant and All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) on Forest Service Roads near Crane Lake.
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today reported a positive call with Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Robert Bonnie after discussing the PolyMet land exchange, the Twin Metals leases, the Louisiana Pacific Siding Plant, and the need to act on advancing responsible all-terrain vehicle (ATV) use on forest service roads.
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today announced the successful House passage of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646), legislation he cosponsored to reform several aspects of America’s failing mental health system.