Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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Aug 22, 2017 Press Release

"The President’s decision to pursue this futile and seemingly endless 17-year war in Afghanistan is deeply disappointing and disturbing. If there is one Trump campaign promise the American people agree with, it’s putting a stop to endless wars of choice that are costing us so much precious American blood and treasury – and reinvesting those resources in America and our people.

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Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today secured $6 million for the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) to research unmanned ground vehicles.

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Jul 27, 2017 Press Release
Nolan’s amendment adds $2 million dollars to Lung Cancer Research under the Defense Health Program.

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, founding Co-Chair of the Congressional Lung Cancer Caucus, championed a successful amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations bill to increase lung cancer research funding for the Defense Health Program from $12 million to $14 million.

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Jul 27, 2017 Press Release
Citing severe foot injuries among his own friends and family after swimming in zebra mussel infested Pelican Lake near Brainerd, Nolan drew his colleagues’ attention to the looming danger of invasive species. In Minnesota, zebra mussels are a significant health and safety hazard that threaten sport and commercial fishing, kill loons and other native wildlife, and damage Minnesota’s tourism industry.

The U.S. House of Representatives last night passed U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan’s amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act to increase funding for the U.S Army Corps of Engineers’ Aquatic Nuisance Control Program by nearly 50%.

Jul 14, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON D.C.] The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with three amendments from Congressman Rick Nolan. In addition to his amendment passed on Thursday to reaffirm the connection between a strong U.S. iron ore and steel industry and our nation security, the House passed two additional amendments from Nolan on Friday:

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

[WASHINGTON D.C.] U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today lauded the House Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee’s inclusion of the authorized $300 million funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in the passage of their Fiscal Year 2018 Interior Appropriations bill.

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 30, 2017 Press Release
Nolan recruited his Republican colleague, Congressman David Joyce of Ohio, to join the caucus and explore policy solutions to address climate change

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today joined the Congressional Climate Solutions Caucus, personally recruiting Republican Congressman David Joyce of Ohio to join the caucus with him.

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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.

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