Sen. Bill Nelson introduced the Toxic Algae Tax Relief Act on Thursday to help small businesses in South Florida affected by the toxic algal blooms. “These toxic algae blooms are having a real impact on the local businesses and economies that depend on our state’s waterways,” Nelson said in a press release. “We need to do everything we can to help the small business owners who, through no fault of their own, are suddenly struggling to make ends meet because of these toxic algae blooms."
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide "emergency assistance" to research the long-term health risks associated with toxic algae that's covered Lake Okeechobee and Florida coastal communities. In a Monday letter, Nelson asks CDC Director Robert Redfield to study and properly communicate health risks from living near or coming into contact with algae.
Senator Bill Nelson made a major announcement Thursday in Belle Glade about repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike: he’s fast-tracking the project. Now, the Army Corps of Engineers approved to complete the project by 2022, three years earlier than expected.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Monday encouraged Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner and county elections supervisors to use federal Department of Homeland Security resources to protect equipment from “hostile foreign government” interference.