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

Sep 17, 2018 the Monday Report

GOP Prepares Another Multi-Trillion Dollar Tax Cut For the Rich - Targets Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid to Pay the Bill  

These seniors have a clear message for GOP leaders planning a $3 trillion tax cut for millionaires, billionaires and wealthy multinational corporations, paid for with cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. 

Dear Friend,

Sep 10, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Rick Nolan (MN-08) released the following statement today pertaining to the New York Times op-ed about President Trump: 

Sep 10, 2018 the Monday Report

Nolan to Introduce "No Shame-No Blame" Bill to Ban School Lunch Shaming and Hold Districts Accountable 


Sep 4, 2018 the Monday Report

It's Time to Restore Our Democracy, and Put a Stop to Partisan Gerrymandering of Congressional Districts 

Click on the screen above and I’ll explain why partisan gerrymandering is so damaging to our elections and our democracy. 

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Aug 27, 2018 the Monday Report

It's Time to End the War in Afghanistan - Not Privatize it for Corporate Profit


Aug 21, 2018 the Monday Report

It's Time to Slow Down the Race and Limit the Congressional Campaign Season

Click on the screen above to hear me talk about the importance of limiting the Congressional campaign season. 

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Aug 21, 2018 the Monday Report

Nolan Presses "No Government-No Pay" Bill While the President Threatens Federal Shutdown Over Taxpayer Funded Mexican Wall 


Jul 26, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – A 2016 Minnesota law that, in certain circumstances, limits how far the state can go in attempting to recover Medicaid costs from an estate after the death of a recipient would expand to cover the entire nation under legislation introduced today by U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan.

Jul 23, 2018 the Monday Report

Nolan Introduces Bipartisan "Go to Washington-Go to Work" Bill to Prohibit Campaign Fundraising While Congress is in Session

Click on the screen above to hear Wisconsin GOP Congressman Mike Gallagher and me talk about the importance of our bill to prohibit congressional campaign fundraising while Congress is in session.

Dear Friend, 

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.