As we head into a new year and new Congress, Mary and I took some time to reflect on the wise words of the late legendary poet Maya Angelou. Her words truly embody the spirit of empathy, teamwork, and bipartisanship that we must carry with us to get things done for the American people in the next Congress. Here's to wishing you and your loved ones a happy, healthy new year.
From border to border and sea to shining sea, our interstate highway system is Jim Oberstar’s lasting legacy for America. Over 36 years of service in Congress – and most especially as Chairman of the House Transportation Committee – no one worked harder to build and improve our infrastructure than Jim Oberstar.
In the long list of giants who have served America in Congress, no one can match the longevity – or arguably the contributions – of Michigan’s John Dingell, who is retiring at the close of the 113th Congress.
Moments before passing the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Act of 2014, U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan took to the House Floor to urge his colleagues to support passage of the bill.
US Rep. Rick Nolan urges his colleagues to support HR 5656, the Global Food Security Act, and declare war on hunger.
Of all the outrageous ways our taxpayer dollars have been wasted in pursuit of wars of choice, nothing comes even close to recent press accounts that we have been paying “ghosts” - 50,000 non-existent soldiers - to battle ISIL in Iraq.
Congressman Rick Nolan said the tree symbolizes a nation united, and joined together with a common cause and message for the world.
"About the importance of love, peace, liberty and freedom," he said. "What a great honor it is for us from Minnesota to be able to have provided this tree at this time."