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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[WASHINGTON D.C.] U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today voted in favor of the Continuing budget Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government until February 8th, 2018. The House passed the CR by a bipartisan vote of 266-150.
Rep. Nolan released the following statement regarding his vote in favor:
“When the government shuts down, nobody wins and a lot of people get hurt. In fact, shutting the government down is the only thing worse than these continuing stopgap funding bills, which only fund the government for 30 days at a time or less.
[WASHINGTON D.C.] U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today announced that he will be donating his pay during the government shutdown to Minnesota charities, and urged the House to take up and pass his “No Government – No Pay” legislation. The bill, H.R.1789, is gaining increasing bipartisan support and would require Congressional lawmakers during a shutdown to stay and work with no pay until the government is funded.
As Federal Shutdown Looms, GOP Leaders Waste the People’s Time
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