Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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Government Reform

As a member of the bipartisan Congressional Problem Solvers’ Caucus, I have made it a major mission to work across party lines during my time in Congress. The toxic influence of money in our political system has made Members of Congress far too focused on fundraising and gaining attention for extreme positions, rather than rolling up our sleeves and getting to work solving the problems of the day. That is why I have introduced my Restore Democracy legislation, a seven-point blueprint to reforming the campaign finance system, election laws, and the rules that govern House procedure.

As a member of the House Task Force on Election Reform, I have also championed legislation related to voting rights, election reform, and Super PACs, including a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution clarifying that corporations are not people.

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Jun 2, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today the reintroduction of his Restore Democracy legislation (H.Res. 343), a seven-point blueprint to address the public’s widespread dissatisfaction with our campaign system and Congress’s ineffectiveness.

Jun 2, 2017 In The News

U.S. Congressman Rick Nolan is not happy with the way the Federal government is operating.  In fact, he's so concerned that he's drafted a "Restore Democracy Bill" in Congress.

His concerns with Congress revolve around the process of getting bills passed. 

Jun 1, 2017 In The News

BRAINERD, Minn.—U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., talked about the firing of FBI director James Comey as well as the Obamacare repeal bill Thursday in Brainerd as he continued a series of town hall meetings.

"We've had some pretty far-reaching events happen this past week in the Congress," he told a forum at the Brainerd Public Library, by way of introductory remarks.

Jun 1, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., urged the formation of an independent commission to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 election Wednesday.

In a statement posted to his Facebook Wednesday afternoon, Nolan said the step would be fitting in the wake of President Donald Trump's sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey Tuesday.

Jun 1, 2017 In The News

With Washington hurtling toward another terribly costly, unnecessary and disastrous federal shutdown, I have a proposition for my congressional colleagues: no government, no pay. Government by crisis management is no way to run a country. It’s time for Congress to take responsibility for the consequences of failing to pass the federal budget on time by foregoing their own salaries.

Jun 1, 2017 In The News

VIRGINIA — A two-party solution could go a long way, especially if the federal government wants to avoid shutting down at month’s end, said Congressman Rick Nolan, D-Minn., to a crowd Wednesday at Virginia City Hall.

With a decision on the federal budget looming after Congress returns from its holiday break, Nolan said he has a hard time seeing Republicans reaching a compromise without the involvement of Democrats, pointing to the party’s health care failure.

May 19, 2017 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today the reintroduction of his Restore Democracy legislation (H.Res. 343), a seven-point blueprint to address the public’s widespread dissatisfaction with our campaign system and Congress’s ineffectiveness.

Apr 24, 2017 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today joined his Problem Solvers Caucus colleagues in stating their intention to support an FY17 spending bill, avoiding a government shutdown, if it is a clean bill without any ideological riders. A FY2017 spending bill is expected to be brought to the House for a vote this week. If a bill is not passed by April 28th, the federal government will shut down.