There should be moral outrage over the use of chemical weapons on innocent civilians in Syria. At this point, Sen. Nelson believes it's appropriate to take military action with NATO and our regional allies. Inaction would only lead to greater suffering and instability in the region and would further embolden Assad.
The uprising in Egypt reflects the people's disgust with Mr. Morsi's attempt to keep all power in the Muslim Brotherhood. The U.S. can now deal with an interim government that represents a broader coalition of the Egyptian people.
Health Care Delay
Employers need more time to get ready. And it’s good the White House listened to their concerns. Meantime, as Sen. Nelson has said, the delay by Florida’s governor and Legislature to expand Medicaid is inexcusable. It will deny health coverage to more than one million Floridians, while the state itself will face the loss of $51 billion in federal funds. On top of that, up to 122,000 jobs could be lost – all because the state government refuses to cooperate with the administration.
Our immigration system is broken and needs to be fixed. So the Senate overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan immigration reform bill that’s focused on bolstering border security while giving undocumented workers a shot at citizenship - provided they learn English, pay taxes, have no criminal record and go to the end of the line to apply. Sen. Nelson believes this is a balanced, bipartisan and common-sense step in the right direction.
Supreme Court decision on Voting Rights Act
Sen. Nelson’s saddened by the Supreme Court’s decision. He thinks it drives a stake in the heart of fair elections. Now, it’s up to a dysfunctional and highly partisan Congress to fix the law and if he had his druthers Congress would start working on a solution today.
Sen. Nelson supports the lawful use of court-approved electronic surveillance to protect Americans from terrorist attacks and criminal suspects.