Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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Jul 13, 2016 Press Release

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.

Jul 13, 2016 Press Release
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.

Jul 12, 2016 Press Release

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.

Jul 8, 2016 Press Release

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.

Jul 8, 2016 Press Release
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.

Jul 6, 2016 Press Release

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.

Jul 5, 2016 Press Release
Legislation will help more Americans obtain knowledge, skills for in-demand careers

Led by Congresswoman Katherine Clark (MA-05) on the Committee on Education and the Workforce, policymakers from across the aisle today introduced the Strengthening Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the 21st Century Act. Introduced by Reps. Clark, Jim Langevin (RI-02), Co-Chair of the Career and Technical Education Caucus, and Rick Nolan (MN-08), and Republican Reps.

Jul 5, 2016 Press Release

Today U.S. Reps. Rick Nolan (D-MN), Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Frederica Wilson (D-FL) introduced the Relief for Underwater Student Borrowers Act. The bill would allow student loan borrowers who have been granted debt relief as a result of consistent repayment towards their student loan debt an exemption from being taxed on the amount forgiven.

Jun 28, 2016 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today joined Iron Range leaders in Virginia, MN to urge the U.S. Forest Service to hold a public listening session on whether or not to renew federal mineral leases for the Twin Metals Minnesota project on the Iron Range. The U.S. Forest Service currently has the public comment and listening session scheduled to take place in Duluth on Wednesday, July 13.

Jun 27, 2016 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today announced that the Carlton Soil and Water Conservation District has been awarded more than $75,000 in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funding by the Great Lakes Commission. The grant was awarded for a project to reduce phosphorus and sediment in Deer Creek, a tributary to the Nemadji River south of Wrenshall.