Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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Jul 30, 2013 Press Release
Letter notes potential cost of intervention as much as $1 billion per month

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A letter to the Administration today from U.S. Representative Rick Nolan and four other Members of Congress expressed shared concerns over the President’s recently announced plans to provide military assistance to Syria.

Jul 24, 2013 Press Release
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will fund numerous local projects through Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

TWO HARBORS, M.N. – Congressman Rick Nolan today announced a $906,000 grant for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) Division of Waters, now the Division of Ecological and Water Resources.

Jul 24, 2013 Press Release
Grant will provide over $400,000 in federal funding to the airport

BRAINERD, M.N. – Congressman Rick Nolan today announced a $400,000 Department of Transportation grant award for Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport in Brainerd, MN.

The grant is coming through the Federal Aviation Administration and will provide for the acquisition of a snow removal carrier vehicle and plow.

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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.

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