Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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Higher Education

As a former teacher and Head Start program director, I believe there is no better investment than in the education of our children, and I will always make this a top priority. I have focused legislative efforts on ensuring that students and teachers are not overly burdened by the costs of education, so that students can enter the workforce with low interest rates and without burdensome debt hanging over their heads.

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Jun 23, 2017 Video
Jun 23, 2017 Press Release

Today, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation cosponsored and championed by U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan to strengthen and improve career and technical education and give Americans the skills they need to compete for in-demand jobs.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today reintroduced his bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the 21st Century Act. The legislation reauthorizes and reforms the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, helping more Americans enter the workforce with the skills they need to compete for high-skilled, in-demand jobs.

Apr 11, 2017 In The News

REGIONAL— Eighth District Congressman Rick Nolan has joined forces with Sen. Bernie Sanders to introduce legislation that would make public colleges and universities in the U.S. tuition-free for families with an income under $125,000.

The bill would also make community colleges tuition-free for all income levels.

Apr 11, 2017 In The News

The federal TRIO Programs face budget cuts due to President Donald Trump’s “Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again” proposal, which has some fearful for the future.

TRIO, which includes federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, consists of eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities.

Nov 18, 2016 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today introduced a House Resolution with his colleague, U.S. Rep.

Nov 3, 2016 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today joined his colleagues in calling on leadership in the Senate and House Committees on Appropriations and the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Subcommittee to ensure that all available resources in the Pell Grant program are used to improve college access and affordability for low-income students.

Sep 22, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan Tuesday applauded the passage of the bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, legislation he championed as an original sponsor, a news release from his office said.

The legislation reauthorizes and reforms the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, helping more Americans enter the workforce with the skills they need to compete for high-skilled, in-demand jobs.