Rick Nolan Appointed to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

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Rick Nolan Appointed to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

December 27, 2012 Updated Dec 27, 2012 at 11:13 AM CST

Washington D.C. (NNCNOW.com) --- Minnesota's newly elected 8th District Congressman Rick Nolan has been appointed to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

This committee focuses its efforts on creating jobs by revitalizing the nation’s roads, bridges, railroads and waterways.

Nolan requested this assignment during earlier meetings with House leadership and received the announcement from Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic Caucus of his appointment.

“This is a major committee assignment – vital to generating good jobs and economic development here in the Eighth Congressional District,” Nolan said. “Building a strong surface and water transportation system creates good paying jobs, improves the quality of our lives, and is the economic backbone of a large district like the Eighth. Timber, taconite, tourism and manufacturing spread over a large geographic area all require strong transportation to be successful.

More committee assignments will be announced at a later date.

Rick Nolan will officially take office on January 3rd.

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