U.S. Senator Bill Nelson

Serving Florida
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Sen. Bill Nelson and the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard get a firsthand look at a Panama City shipyard where 25 new Coast Guard cutters will soon be built. The $10.5 billion contract is the largest contract the Coast Guard has ever awarded and will help create 2,000 new jobs in the Panama City area. 

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Apr
18
2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hundreds of displaced Puerto Rican families who have been living in Florida since Hurricane Maria devastated the island could soon find themselves homeless with nowhere to go, if FEMA follows through with plans to stop providing them the temporary housing assistance they have come to rely on in wake of the storm.  
 
Apr
16
2018
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) has asked DOT's inspector general to investigate how the FAA oversees airline safety, writing in a letter today that a recent news report on Allegiant Air indicates that the low-cost airline "has not been subject to proper scrutiny or penalty."
 
Apr
14
2018
Sen Bill Nelson supported the U.S. led missile strike targeting Syria’s chemical weapons facilities overnight Saturday. But he said President Donald Trump let “the cat out of the bag,” with a Wednesday tweet. And that limited the damage to Syria’s chemical production facilities.
Apr
13
2018

South Florida’s Venezuelan community honored Florida Sen. Bill Nelson on Friday, April 13 - recognized in Miami-Dade County and other South Florida municipalities as the Day of the Venezuelan Exile -  by awarding him with the “Rómulo Betancourt Proclamation.”

Photo: Coast Guard

Sen. Bill Nelson and the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard get a firsthand look at a Panama City shipyard where 25 new Coast Guard cutters will soon be built. The $10.5 billion contract is the largest contract the Coast Guard has ever awarded and will help create 2,000 new jobs in the Panama City area. 

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  • U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) took to the Senate floor today to urge his colleagues to quickly take up and pass an aid package to help all those affected by the recent hurricanes that hit Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Sen. Bill Nelson took to the Senate floor today vowing to fight any attempt by the administration to open up additional areas around Florida to offshore oil drilling.
  • U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson took to the Senate floor today to put the airline industry on notice that “if they can't get their act together and start treating the flying public with respect,” then Congress will be forced to act.
  • U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), the top Democrat on the Senate Commerce Committee which oversees the FAA, took to the Senate floor this evening to slam the administration’s proposal to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system.