U.S. Senator Bill Nelson

Serving Florida

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In the biggest change to U.S.-Cuba relations in more than five decades, President Barack Obama and Raúl Castro each announced Wednesday that the Cold War-era enemies are trying to normalize relations and have engaged in a prisoner swap involving two jailed Americans and three Cuban spies imprisoned in the United States.  


Sen. Bill Nelson will be the top Democrat on the powerful Senate Commerce Committee, Senate Democrats announced on Friday.  The widely expected move puts the Florida senator in a key position to oversee key tech issues over the next two years, including oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).


CAPE CANAVERAL – An unmanned capsule NASA is designing to carry astronauts to an asteroid and eventually Mars splashed down in the Pacific Ocean this morning to conclude a successful first test flight.

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During a Senate Commerce Committee hearing, Sen. Bill Nelson displays a recently-recalled Takata airbag like those that have exploded upon impact.


  • Sen. Bill Nelson shot this video at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida as he watched the Orion launch in December 2014.
  • Sen. Bill Nelson previewed the Senate Commerce Committee's hearing on defective Takata-manufactured airbags, which he later chaired.
  • Sen. Bill Nelson discusses his legislation to authorize the president to order airstrikes against ISIS in Syria with Peter Alexander on MSNBC's The Daily Rundown.
  • Sen. Bill Nelson discusses the future of human spaceflight and NASA with Brooke Baldwin on CNN Newsroom.
  • Sen. Bill Nelson urges his Senate colleagues to take action on the threat of ISIS before adjourning for the fall recess.