Many thanks to Congressman Rick Nolan for his leadership during debate of the National Defense Authorization Act last week.

Congressman Nolan introduced an amendment requiring review of any construction project in Afghanistan in excess of $500,000. Fiscal discipline has long been lacking in the Pentagon budget, and every dollar the Pentagon wastes is a dollar that could have been invested in strengthening our economy, taking care of our veterans, and creating jobs here at home.

Congress must make certain that our limited tax dollars are being spent effectively on needed infrastructure here at home and on programs that will create good middle class jobs.

I applaud Congressman Nolan for acting in the best interest of his constituents.

DFL Rep. Carly Melin

Hibbing

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