Read our 2018 Report Card for Nolan.
Nolan is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Nolan sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Nolan was the primary sponsor of 19 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 6014 (114th): To allow the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to enter into reimbursable agreements for certain airport projects.
- H.R. 316 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14 3rd Avenue, NW, in Chisholm, Minnesota, as the “James L. Oberstar Memorial Post Office ...
- H.R. 3608 (113th): Grand Portage Band Per Capita Adjustment Act
- H.R. 4926 (113th): To designate a segment of Interstate Route 35 in the State of Minnesota as the “James L. Oberstar Memorial Highway”.
- H.R. 2650 (113th): Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Non-Intercourse Act of 2013
- H.R. 7147 (96th): A bill to provide that certain land of the United States shall be held by the United States in trust for certain communities of the Mdewakanton Sioux ...
- H.R. 14224 (95th): A bill to authorize and direct the Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain lands for the benefit of the Mille Lacs Band of the Minnesota Chippewa ...
Does 19 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Nolan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (32%) Transportation and Public Works (17%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (17%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Labor and Employment (6%) Health (6%) Social Welfare (4%)
Some of Nolan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7162: For the relief of David Beasley.
- H.R. 6977 (115th): No Blame, No Shame Act
- H.R. 6549: Medicaid Estate Recovery Fairness Act of 2018
- H.R. 6433: Go to Washington, Go to Work Act
- H.Res. 1003: Prohibiting Members of the House of Representatives from soliciting campaign funds on any ...
- H.R. 5662: Volunteer Driver Tax Appreciation Act of 2018
- H.R. 5529: Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act
From Jan 1975 to Dec 2018, Nolan missed 912 of 7,820 roll call votes, which is 11.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2018. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills