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“It’s been tight”
HIBBING — Congressman Rick Nolan spoke about what he’s done and will do for his constituents going forward Friday at a Hibbing Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
Among a wide range of topics, Nolan emphasized the importance of mining projects, increasing the minimum wage and supporting small businesses during his hour long discussion.
The “good old days” took center stage for a time during a Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon today, featuring U.S. Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Rick Nolan.
Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Men as Peace Makers has taken action to eliminate sex trafficking in the Twin Ports. The initiative is called "Men Against Sex Trafficking," also known as MAST. The program gets men and businesses involved in the effort to combat sex trafficking.
WASHINGTON — There are thousands and thousands of examples of Washington budget silliness that add up to millions of wasteful spending of taxpayer money.
One of those, said 8th District Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, is the USDA Catfish Inspection Program. He wants it eliminated and is finding some powerful congressional support.
There is no question that folks are tired and fed up with this Congress. As lawmakers return to Washington, D.C. after the holidays, the 113th Congress has the lowest ever approval ratings, and there is no relief in sight.
After nearly three years of almost nonstop parliamentary combat that led to a downgrade of the nation's debt rating and a government shutdown, Republicans and Democrats have agreed to end the Washington Budget Wars of 2011 to 2013.
Dysfunctional. Broken. Do-nothing. Those are a few of the more polite adjectives slung at Congress, which has set a record for passing the fewest laws in decades -- just 57 by the middle of the session.
The sub-zero temperatures on Saturday, Dec. 7, did little to dampen the spirits of those who chose to spend a portion of the evening standing by the Big Chair on Pokegama Avenue in Grand Rapids with signs calling for a rise in minimum wage.