U.S. Senator Bill Nelson

Serving Florida

Latest News

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...
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. Bay County Chamber of Commerce leaders hosted Senator Bill Nelson Friday morning for a...
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...
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...
Jun
14
2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With FIFA set to decide who will host the 2026 World Cup on Wednesday, the U.S. Senate today went on record in support of a joint bid from the U.S., Canada and Mexico. If FIFA selects the united North America bid, Miami and Orlando’s efforts to host World Cup matches could...
Jun
13
2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A key U.S. Senate panel Tuesday unanimously approved legislation that would require the federal government to explore the use of telehealth as a cost-efficient way to provide students with substance use disorders – such as an addiction to alcohol or opioids – the professional help they...
Jun
13
2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – All 12 members of Florida’s Democratic congressional delegation sent a letter today to Florida Gov. Rick Scott calling on the state of Florida to immediately withdraw from a Texas-led lawsuit that’s aimed at dismantling the nation’s health care law and undoing critical...
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. Nelson is co-sponsoring legislation that would require the...
Jun
12
2018
It’s now been two years after the Pulse nightclub mass shooting that left 49 people dead in Orlando. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) says it’s time Congress acts on bipartisan gun reform legislation. Speaking on the Senate Floor Tuesday, Nelson said while the Pulse tragedy could have divided the nation, the...
Jun
11
2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and others have introduced legislation to require the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop a new system for determining the number of fatalities caused by a natural disaster, such as Hurricane Maria. The moves comes on the heels of...

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