U.S. Senator Bill Nelson

Serving Florida

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is expected to announce Friday that it will give $20 million to the state of Florida for the construction of bridges across Tamiami Trail.  Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, said the money will improve driving conditions and also help boost the $10 billion Everglades restoration ...


U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), a strong advocate for attacking the Sunni extremist group Islamic State (IS) in Syria, today introduced a joint resolution giving the President authority to use force against the group in Syria, including commandos on the ground if needed.


Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) asked U.S. ambassador Max Baucus to pressure Chinese drywall manufacturers that are refusing to take responsibility for defective products ... Sens. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), David Vitter (R-La.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) also signed the letter.

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Sen. Nelson pays his respects at a Kiev memorial for Ukrainian protesters killed during the unrest that preceded the formation of a new government.


  • Sen. Bill Nelson discusses his legislation to give President Obama clear authority to order airstrikes against ISIS in Syria with Kate Bolduan of CNN's New Day.
  • Sen. Nelson discusses his legislation to give President Obama clear authority to strike ISIS in Syria with Ronan Farrow on MSNBC.
  • 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.