U.S. Senator Bill Nelson

Serving Florida

News Articles

Apr
16
2018
By Brianna Gurciullo, Politico
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
By James Call, Tallahassee Democrat
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
By Danny Hwang, WLRN
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
By Space Coast Daily
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
By Sergio Bustos, POLITICO
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
9
2018
By Alex Leary, Tampa Bay Times
Florida Sen. Bill Nelson met for an hour Monday with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and said he found him "forthright" about addressing security issues but Nelson is not confident much will happen under the Trump administration.   "The message I wanted to convey to him is that if we don't rein in the misuse of...
Apr
5
2018
By Kristen Chapman, WPEC (CBS12)
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson met with the Urban League of West Palm Beach and community members to discuss school safety and gun violence on Wednesday.   Teachers, students and school administrators gathered at Gaines Park to talk with Nelson about solutions.   “At the end of the day, what you gotta do is get the...
Apr
4
2018
By Erin Morgan, WMBB
Tuesday afternoon, Senator Bill Nelson received a bird's eye view of one of the military's most important training assets.   Senator Nelson flew in the back seat of one of Tyndall's T-38 Talons, and was given a tour of the military's gulf testing range, the Gulf Range Complex, which is off the coast of...
Apr
3
2018
By Megan Myers, WMBB
Senator Nelson visited Gulf County Tuesday morning to talk about local concerns with officials.   One big issue discussed, the opioid epidemic.   In March, Senator Nelson announced a federal spending package and highlighted specific Florida projects.   Nelson helped secure 3.3 billion dollars to improve...
Apr
3
2018
By Scott J. Bryan, Palatka Daily News
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson visited Palatka briefly Monday morning, stopping at the St. Johns River Center and explaining to invited guests he hopes to continue helping Palatka and Putnam County.   Nelson, a former astronaut, was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000, and he’s up for re-election this year. The...

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