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

May 8, 2018 the Monday Report

White House Commits to Soo Locks Renovation!

1000-foot long Laker ships loaded with Minnesota Iron Range iron ore and other products from our region make their way from Lake Superior through the Soo Locks and into the rest of the Great Lakes chain toward the St. Lawrence seaway. 

Dear Friend, 

Apr 30, 2018 the Monday Report

Nolan’s Airline Passenger Bill of Rights Amendment Passes House

A simple, one-page explanation of their rights will be available to beleaguered airline passengers like these under my successful bipartisan amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) bill the House passed last week. 

Apr 30, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan has introduced legislation to boost the IRS federal reimbursement rates for charitable drivers from 14 cents to 54.5 cents per mile, equalizing the charitable rate with the rate allowed for business travel. The measure has already been endorsed by the Minnesota Transportation Alliance, and the Seven County Senior Federation based in Mora.

Apr 27, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) The 5-year Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill (H.R.4), $4.35 billion per year to the FAA for infrastructure and technology improvements, passed today by the House included two bipartisan amendments from U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan. The first, a “one pager” consumer bill of rights, requires airlines to provide a simple, one page explanation of compensation when flights are cancelled or delayed, passengers are denied boarding due to overbooking, or bags are lost.

Jan 2, 2018 the Monday Report

Happy New Year! America Gets Ready for 2018

Fireworks over the U.S. Capitol are a joy - now hopefully we’ll see fewer fireworks and more cooperation inside the Capitol and the halls of Congress here in 2018. 

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Jul 26, 2017 In The News

BEMIDJI -- A total of $800,000 in federal funding has been awarded to Bemidji Regional Airport, allowing the facility to move forward on constructing two new hangars.

The U.S. Economic Development Administration awarded the $800,000 and the funding will come from the EDA’s public works program, which is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, according to a press release from U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, as well as Reps. Collin Peterson and Rick Nolan.

Jul 26, 2017 In The News

ELY, Minn. – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Rep. Rick Nolan announced a major grant for the Ely Municipal Airport.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the airport a grant of $82,581 for infrastructure improvements.

Jul 13, 2017 Press Release

The U.S. House of Representatives last night passed Congressman Rick Nolan’s bipartisan amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to reaffirm that a strong domestic iron ore and steel industry is vital to our national security. The NDAA as amended is expected to come up for final passage on Friday.

Jul 12, 2017 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) to double down on their efforts to combat the expansion of zebra mussels that have contaminated waters in Minnesota and across the United States in addition to following up on his 2014 mandate for the Army Corps to focus on aquatic invasive species.

Jun 29, 2017 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today introduced the Railroad Yardmaster Protection Act of 2017 to ensure coverage for Yardmasters in the rail industry under the Hours of Service Act. Currently, Yardmasters are not protected under the Hours of Service Act, which in its current form ensures that railroad engineers and other operating employees, as well as train dispatchers and signal employees, have limitations on their hours worked and mandatory rest periods to prevent worker fatigue and overload.