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.

More on Government Reform

Jul 19, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Members of Congress and candidates for Congress would be prohibited from participating in any and all fundraising activities while Congress is in session under the “Go to Washington, Go to Work Act of 2018” introduced today by U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN-08) and U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI-08). The bipartisan measure would prohibit members of Congress and candidates for Congress from attending, speaking, and participating in political fundraising efforts and at fundraising events for their campaigns while the Congress is in session.

Jul 17, 2018 the Monday Report

Chaos and Cruelty Continue as Administration Misses Deadline to Reunite Youngest Immigrant Children and Parents Separated at the Border

 

Jul 10, 2018 In The News

Congressman Rick Nolan, D-Crosby, issued a statement applauding Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's decision to resign his office after months of allegations, scandals and controversies surrounding Pruitt's ethics and management of the agency.

Jul 6, 2018 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] Congressman Rick Nolan today applauded Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision to resign his office after months of allegations, scandals and controversies surrounding Pruitt’s ethics and management of the agency.

Jul 3, 2018 the Monday Report

 
Click on the screen above to hear my remarks on the floor of the House explaining the need for additional research dollars for the battle against lung cancer. 

Jun 26, 2018 the Monday Report

Nolan, Kennedy and 188 Other House Democrats Back Bill to Keep Immigrant Families Together at Mexican Border

 

Jun 22, 2018 In The News

Condemning the Administration’s policy of forcibly separating children from their parents at border crossings as “abusive, unnecessary and un-American,” U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan announced that he will sign onto major new legislation to end the practice and speed the reunification of thousands of families that have been split apart.

Jun 20, 2018 In The News

ST. PAUL, Minn. - KARE 11 reached out to Minnesota's U.S. representatives and senators asking them to respond to the federal government's immigration policy leading to the separation of children from their parents at the southern border.

Here are the responses we've received:

Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.)

Jun 20, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Condemning the Administration’s policy of forcibly separating children from their parents at border crossings as “abusive, unnecessary and un-American,” U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan announced today that he will sign onto major new legislation to end the practice and speed up the reunification of thousands of families that have been split apart.

Jun 20, 2018 In The News

Hours before President Trump is scheduled to take the stage at Amsoil Arena in Duluth, Minneapolis attorney David Glaser will hit the road. Glaser and at least two dozen friends and coworkers are planning to drive up to Duluth Wednesday to protest a new immigration strategy that has separated more than 2,300 from their parents since early May, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.