Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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Transportation & Infrastructure

We need to rebuild America – beginning with our entire transportation infrastructure. Experts tell us we need to invest $1 trillion to rebuild our crumbling transportation system  – and in the process create some 13 million new good paying middle class jobs in construction, and throughout our economy.

As Minnesota’s only member of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, I continue to work on a bipartisan basis to advance a comprehensive, long-term transportation plan with new sources of funding to rebuild our highways, roads, bridges, airports, harbors, railroads, mass transit systems and pipelines. Our ability to grow our 21st Century economy and successfully compete in the global marketplace depends on the progress we make in achieving these goals.

More on Transportation & Infrastructure

Oct 29, 2018 the Monday Report

$922 Million Authorized for New Soo Lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 

Project is vital to our national economy and our national security – and a major win for Minnesota miners, businesses, and farmers whose products move through the Great Lakes chain to manufacturers and suppliers all the way up the St. Lawrence Seaway.


Oct 16, 2018 the Monday Report

Whatever Happened to the President's 
$1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill? 


Sep 27, 2018 Press Release

[WASHINGTON D.C.] The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to pass a 5-year Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Bill (H.R.302). The legislation included two bipartisan amendments from Congressman Rick Nolan - a “one-pager” consumer bill of rights and a provision that restores full funding for the Small Community Air Service Development Program to $10 million.

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 12, 2018 Press Release

[WASHINGTON D.C.] Congressman Rick Nolan, a member of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, today announced that the International Falls, Little Falls, Princeton, and Bemidji airports will receive a total of nearly $3.5 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for new safety equipment and infrastructure projects.

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 31, 2018 the Monday Report

A Big Win for Career & Technical Education as Nolan-Sponsored Bill to Reauthorize the Perkins Act Heads to President's Desk

Jul 9, 2018 the Monday Report

Soo Locks Expansion Project Gets Big Boost as U.S. Army Corps Releases Economic Study Requested by Nolan 

Thousand-foot-long laker ships like the Great Lakes Trader move the equivalent of 700 rail car loads of Minnesota Iron Range iron ore through the Soo Locks and on to steel mills and manufacturing facilities throughout the Great Lakes region. 

Dear Friend, 

Jul 5, 2018 Press Release

[WASHINGTON D.C.] Congressman Rick Nolan today announced that the Fond du Lac Lake Superior Band of Chippewa will be the recipient of a $744, 929 discretionary grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation via the Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund (TIPSF).

Nolan noted that the project involves construction of 1.00 mile of pathway along Mahnomen Road which is located between Brookston Road and Belich Road on the Fond du Lac Reservation in Cloquet Minnesota. The road is owned by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.