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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May
21
2018

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, citing recent school shootings in Florida and Texas, said late Monday that he’ll file legislation to hire more mental health professionals on campuses across the country.

May
17
2018
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Thursday filed legislation to force FEMA to offer additional housing assistance for families displaced by last year’s hurricanes, his office said. Nelson’s office said the bill would require FEMA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to activate the Disaster Housing Assistance Program as a means to extend aid for those affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria through February 2019.
May
16
2018

Sen. Bill Nelson is looking for a new weapon to fight the opioid epidemic. His answer: More doctors. Nelson (D-FL) introduced the "Opioid Workforce Act", which would create 1,000 new Medicare-supported positions at hospitals throughout the country.

 

May
16
2018

A bi-partisan pair of U.S. senators said in a hearing that the report from NASA Inspector General provided a closing argument against the Trump administration’s proposal to privatize or abandon the orbiting laboratory so soon, saying NASA should extend its life until at least 2028.

May
15
2018

Senator Bill Nelson is looking for a new weapon in the fight against opioids in the form of doctors. Tuesday, Senator Nelson filed a bill that would increase the number of doctors who treat those with an opioid addiction.

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.