Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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Sep 13, 2016 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today applauded the passage of the bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the 21st Century Act, legislation that he championed as an original sponsor. The legislation reauthorizes and reforms the Carl D.

Aug 25, 2016 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today announced the dramatic results of his work against illegal foreign steel dumping.

Aug 9, 2016 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan visited the University of Minnesota’s FermiLab NOvA Project in Ash River last week to learn more about how tiny cosmic particles called neutrinos may eventually show us how the universe evolved over billions of years. The laboratory in Ash River contains a 300-ton neutrino detector that receives beams of neutrinos from a much larger facility in Illinois.

Aug 9, 2016 Press Release

US Rep Rick Nolan today applauded a $40,000 grant awarded to Minnesota from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to research and develop a response to white-nose syndrome (WNS), a disease that is killing millions of bats in Minnesota and across the country. Minnesota’s first confirmed cases of WNS were reported in March 2016 at Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park.

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Jul 25, 2016 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today applauded final determinations for tariffs (taxes) on low-grade, foreign government subsidized cold-rolled steel from several additional foreign nations announced this week by Department of Commerce. The U.S. International Trade Commission is expected to finalize them in September.

Jul 18, 2016 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today urged the U.S. Forest Service to renew the Twin Metals leases, saying that failure to grant consent would be a “serious mistake” on the part of the agency and a major blow to progress and the environmental process.

Jul 15, 2016 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today applauded the declassification of 28 secret pages of the 9-11 Commission’s official report. Nolan is one of the few Members of Congress who took the initiative to obtain a special security clearance and read the transcripts in a locked and guarded room beneath the U.S. Capitol Building.

Jul 13, 2016 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today applauded the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) Eastern Region’s release of a key regulatory document required to complete the PolyMet land exchange and continue momentum on the project.

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Jul 13, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) approves investigation into troubled pension fund.

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today lauded the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) recent decision to heed his call for a comprehensive review of the investment decisions of the Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund. In June, Minnesota Democratic Reps.

Jul 12, 2016 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today applauded passage of a funding extension for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to authorize the FAA’s programs and the taxes that will fund those programs through September 30, 2017 at current funding levels. Nolan also emphasized the importance of coming to an agreement on a long-term funding bill.

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