U.S. Senator Bill Nelson

Serving Florida

News Articles

Jun
20
2018
CBS News
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
Megan Myers, WMBB
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
Alex Leary, Tampa Bay Times
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
Deborah Souverain, Spectrum News 13
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
12
2018
Cyd Hoskinson, WJCT
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
Sascha Cordner, WFSU
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
8
2018
Bill Nelson, Orlando Sentinel
Editor’s note: Florida Sen. Bill Nelson made these remarks, edited for length, on the Senate floor Thursday about climate change and sea-level rise. We’ve offered Gov. Rick Scott a similar opportunity to share his views on how to address sea-level rise. Mr. President, I want to talk today about what's...
Jun
7
2018
Steven Lemongello, Orlando Sentinel
A group of displaced Puerto Rico residents met with U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Capitol Hill on Thursday, part of a campaign urging lawmakers to do more to provide housing for evacuees in the wake of Hurricane Maria. According to a statement from Nelson’s office, the senator said he hoped the group of about 100...
Jun
6
2018
Alex Leary, Tampa Bay Times
WASHINGTON – Invoking the deaths of 12 nursing home patients last year in South Florida, Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio are pressing federal officials for a briefing on disaster preparedness as the 2018 hurricane season is under way. "We are adamant about the need to avoid situations like that in...
Jun
6
2018
Emily L. Mahoney, Tampa Bay Times
In January, while the legislative session was just getting started, a concerned Tallahassee mom and environmental activist interrupted a Senate committee's discussion of a school vouchers bill to bring up an issue she felt no one was addressing. "We are trying to get the lead out of drinking water in schools...

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