U.S. Senator Bill Nelson

Serving Florida

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U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is headed to Ukraine to get a look at the situation there and said Monday that he supports the United States providing military aid, differing from President Barack Obama.  

The first remains from the Dozier School for Boys In Marianna have been identified.  University of South Florida researchers say they identified a teenager who was buried in an unmarked grave more than 70-years-ago.  


Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida lambasted the legislature in his home state Thursday for refusing to expand Medicaid under Obamacare and preventing its state insurance commissioner from scrutinizing new insurance rates, only to then blame the overhaul for premium hikes.

Photo: Boeing

A Boeing-designed capsule for a space taxi gets a tryout by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, who flew on the space shuttle in 1986.  With him is Chris Ferguson, commander of the last shuttle flight in 2011.  Ferguson is with Boeing which is vying to provide American access to low-earth orbit and the International Space Station.  Nelson chairs a committee overseeing NASA and co-authored its plan for deep-space exploration.  


  • Sen. Bill Nelson discusses the crisis in Ukraine with Jim Sciutto on CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront, following the Senator's recent fact-finding trip to the country.
  • Sen. Bill Nelson discusses his bill, the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act, which would require liquid nicotine packaging to be child-proof.
  • U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson took to the Senate floor to ask President Obama to approve the State of Florida’s request for a major disaster declaration for two counties in Florida’s Panhandle that experienced torrential rain and flooding during recent storms.
  • During a recent Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Sen. Nelson delivers some pointed remarks about cuts the military is contemplating to the National Guard, which he says could threaten Florida’s hurricane preparedness.
  • Sen. Bill Nelson discusses the recent GM recall of millions of vehicles after a faulty ignition switch led to at least 12 deaths. Nelson is a senior member of the Senate's Commerce Committee, which is investigating the recall.