U.S. Senator Bill Nelson

Serving Florida

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Hoping to hasten chronically delayed Everglades restoration, Florida lawmakers filed bipartisan legislation Thursday to authorize money for a $1.9 billion suite of projects.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the wake of recent reports showing a surge in the number of children being poisoned by liquid nicotine, a Senate committee voted today to require manufacturers to put child-proof caps on the small bottles available for purchase in stores across the country.


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.

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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 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.
  • 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.