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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Jun
20
2018

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - The number of undocumented children held in federal detention centers is growing. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said nearly 12,000 minors are living in its network of shelters right now. Most young people in shelters tried to cross the border on their own, but a growing number were forced to separate from their families.

Jun
18
2018

Panama City, Fla - U.S. Senator Bill Nelson stopped in Panama City this morning to meet with community leaders. His top two priorities involve port expansion and off-shore drilling.

Jun
18
2018

WASHINGTON – The breakup of immigrant families at the southern border has generated significant controversy and discussion.

So what do Florida Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio think?

Nelson has been outspoken on the issue and has joined legislation to stop the practice. Nelson also signed a letter to the administration blasting the practice.

Jun
18
2018

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A lawsuit filed by 20 states, including Florida, could change how the health care law is enforced.

If this lawsuit against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act successful, it would in effect completely gut the nation's health care law and take the guarantee of coverage away from people with pre-existing conditions.  

Jun
12
2018

A big discrepancy between Puerto Rico’s official death toll from Hurricane Maria and lives lost according to Harvard researchers has prompted U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-Florida) and other Democrats to call for new standards in counting storm deaths.

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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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  • 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.