Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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Press Releases

Nov 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON– U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, and Representative Rick Nolan announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Cooperative Light and Power Association of Lake County a loan of $5,670,000 for infrastructure improvements.

Nov 8, 2018 Press Release

(BRAINERD MN) – U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan telephoned Congressman-elect Pete Stauber this afternoon to offer congratulations on his (Stauber’s) election victory on Tuesday, and offer any and all assistance in transitioning Minnesota’s 8th District Congressional office to the new representative.

Nov 8, 2018 Press Release
After the urging of Klobuchar, Smith, Nolan, FEMA announces it will add Kanabec County to their major disaster declaration

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, and Congressman Rick Nolan announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has updated its major disaster declaration to include Kanabec County following this summer’s major flooding.

Nov 5, 2018 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan has joined 107 other Members of Congress in calling on Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis to provide answers regarding the deployment of some 5,200 additional U.S. troops to the U.S. border with Mexico.

Nov 2, 2018 Press Release

[WASHINGTON D.C.] U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today applauded the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) decision to issue several key permits to PolyMet’s proposed NorthMet mining project in northeast Minnesota. 

Oct 24, 2018 Press Release
Although the President declared a major disaster last month as a result of the flooding, FEMA denied the request for disaster relief funding, claiming the county's damage was due to a "separate" weather event

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, and Congressman Rick Nolan (all D-MN) sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regional Administrator James Joseph urging him to reconsider the denial of FEMA disaster relief funding to Kanabec County and extend the relevant incident period to July 12, 2018, in the wake of recent flooding in the area.

Oct 24, 2018 Press Release
Letter sent to Secretary of the Navy, Richard Spencer, requests the naming of a new LPD amphibious ship for the city of Duluth and in honor of the USS Duluth LPD-6, commissioned in 1966 and later decommissioned in 2005


Sep 28, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Congressman Rick Nolan (MN-08) announced today that the U.S. House of Representatives had passed his bipartisan provision to allow pharmacists and physicians to team up and ensure that patients can safely receive new, long-lasting implantable or injectable forms of treatment medication to help with their recovery from opioid addiction.

Sep 28, 2018 Press Release
Bill would prohibit schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program from singling out students who can’t pay for school meals

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Schools would be prohibited from shaming, punishing or stigmatizing students who are unable to pay for their meals, or who hold unpaid balances in their accounts, under the ‘No Shame - No Blame’ Act, H.R. 6977, introduced by U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan.

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).