U.S. Senator Bill Nelson

Serving Florida

Latest News

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...
Apr
17
2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Bill Nelson (D-FL), Bob Corker (R-TN) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) have filed legislation to give the president clear authority to use military force against al-Qaida, the Taliban and ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The measure would replace similar legislation Congress...
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...
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.   The U.S., Great Britain...
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.”   The award is named after a former Venezuelan...
Apr
13
2018
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – U.S. Sens. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) sent a letter to FEMA Administrator Brock Long urging the agency to expedite the reimbursement of disaster-related expenses owed to local governments in Florida and elsewhere.   “Local governments are...
Apr
12
2018
Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio introduced a bill today to improve medical care to newborn babies born to opioid-addicted mothers.   The legislation, if passed, would give states more funding to track, analyze and research babies born with the painful effects of a drug withdrawal syndrome known as neonatal...
Apr
12
2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced legislation today aimed at improving the quality of care provided to newborn babies suffering from opioid withdrawal. Opioid use during pregnancy can cause a newborn baby to experience the painful effects of a...
Apr
11
2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) filed legislation today to help millions of American workers who could soon find themselves out of job as our economy continues to shift towards more automation thanks to continuous advances in new technology. According to McKinsey Global...
Apr
11
2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The president today signed a bipartisan bill aimed at curbing online sex trafficking by cracking down on websites that knowingly host ads posted by sex traffickers.   The legislation, cosponsored by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), increases penalties for traffickers and...

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