U.S. Senator Bill Nelson

Serving Florida

Media Releases

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
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...
Jun
8
2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) filed legislation Thursday aimed at further protecting U.S. service members and their families from predatory lenders, including those who open up businesses outside the entrance to military bases and offer loans to members of the military at a...
Jun
8
2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) unveiled legislation today aimed at protecting the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale. The move coincides with World Oceans Day, which is observed internationally on June 8. The SAVE Right Whales Act of 2018 (S. 3038) establishes a...
Jun
8
2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress approved legislation late Thursday to rename the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Health Care Center located at 2181 Orange Avenue in Tallahassee, Florida in honor of Marine Corps Sgt. Ernest “Boots” Thomas. The legislation – introduced by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-...
Jun
8
2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and several other federal lawmakers are taking action to try to stop the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from their parents when they enter the U.S. Nelson was one of approximately three dozen senators who cosigned a...
Jun
7
2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) met with a group of approximately 100 displaced Puerto Rican residents in Washington D.C. today. The group of displaced Americans spent the day on Capitol Hill urging lawmakers to do more to help provide affordable housing to the thousands of...
Jun
7
2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced a measure in the U.S. Senate today aimed at giving a last-minute boost to Miami and Orlando’s hopes to host 2026 World Cup matches. The move comes one week before FIFA, the governing body of international...

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