Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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Jul 19, 2013 Press Release
Nolan cites vast new distances for travelers, impact on businesses, schools, shared emergency services. Calls further Westerly Route study “a waste of money.”

WASHINGTON, D.C.  - Pursuing the so-called westerly route option for relocating Highway 53 south of Virginia is a waste of scarce tax dollars that fails to meet the key legal requirement of being a ‘reasonable’ option, 8th District Congressman Rick Nolan told top Federal Highway Administration officials Thursday.

Jul 16, 2013 Press Release
“Small Airplane Revitalization Act” will generate jobs, encourage investment, and speed development of safer, more efficient light airplanes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives has passed unanimously the bipartisan legislation sponsored by Minnesota Congressman Rick Nolan to modernize and streamline the regulatory process for small aircraft manufacturers, including Cirrus Aircraft Corporation in Duluth, MN.

Jul 10, 2013 Press Release
“Small Aircraft Revitalization Act” would generate jobs, encourage investment, and speed development of safer, more efficient light airplanes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House Transportation Committee has unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Minnesota Congressman Rick Nolan to modernize and streamline the regulatory process for small Aircraft manufacturers including Cirrus Aircraft Corporation in Duluth, MN.

Jun 26, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) will join with Representatives Chris Gibson (R-NY), Peter Welch (D-VT), Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Rick Nolan (D-MN), and Walter Jones (R-NC) to discuss bicameral and bipartisan legislation on Syria.

Jun 21, 2013 Press Release
$3 million investment project to clean up and protect this important tributary.

(CHICAGO – June 20, 2013) – Susan Hedman, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator and Great Lakes National Program Manager will announce a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to restore the St. Louis River watershed.

WHAT:  Announcement of funds to restore the St. Louis River watershed.

Jun 10, 2013 Press Release
In a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, the members call on the Department to take emergency actions to bring relief to producers struggling with a lack of availability of animal feed

Drought and cold weather have led to exceptional losses to the alfalfa crop that Minnesota dairy and cattle producers rely on to feed their livestock

Jun 5, 2013 Press Release
Legislation would require refineries to report their maintenance schedules to the Department of Energy, helping to prevent coinciding closures and avert future shortages

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On June 5th, Representatives Tim Walz, Collin Peterson, Betty McCollum, Keith Ellison, and Rick Nolan announced the introduction of legislation to help prevent future spikes in gas prices like Minnesota saw earlier in May.

Jun 3, 2013 Press Release
Residents of the Iron Range will benefit from new office open on Mondays and Wednesdays

DULUTH, MN—U.S. Congressman Rick Nolan (MN-08) announced the grand opening of a new district office located at Chisholm City Hall in Chisholm.

Jun 3, 2013 Press Release
In Chicago Wednesday With EPA Administrator Hedman

(CHICAGO, ILL.) – Eighth District Congressman Rick Nolan came away optimistic after an afternoon of meetings Wednesday with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Administrator Dr. Susan Hedman and other top agency officials in Chicago that included lengthy discussions on longstanding northern Minnesota highway, mining, and pollution reduction projects.

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May 29, 2013 Press Release
Top prize to Duluth East 10th grader Caroline Kriske

DULUTH, MN—Congressman Rick Nolan, in partnership with the Duluth Art Institute, announced today that Caroline Kriske, a sophomore at Duluth East High School, is the winner of the 2013 Annual 8th District Congressional Art Competition.

Caroline was named “Best in Show” for her piece, “Through Their Eyes,” a pencil drawing of a soldier saluting the American flag.

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