U.S. Senator Bill Nelson

Serving Florida

Media Releases

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
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...
Apr
9
2018
  Photo by Senate Staff   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), the top Democrat on the Senate Commerce Committee, issued the following statement after his meeting today with Facebook chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg. The meeting comes just one day before Zuckerberg is scheduled to appear before a...
Apr
4
2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than a half-dozen U.S. Senators today called on leaders of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee to investigate Puerto Rico’s ongoing power outages and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to begin reducing the number of utility repair workers on...
Mar
22
2018
Washington, DC – U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) today announced that the $1.3 trillion spending package Congress unveiled last night includes funding for several projects and programs important to Floridians including: increased spending  to fight the opioid epidemic,additional funding for...
Mar
19
2018
Washington, DC – Today, the White House issued an executive order aimed at ramping up pressure on the government  of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro that targets Venezuela’s new cryptocurrency—which was created to get around U.S. sanctions. This comes after U.S. Senator Bill Nelson...
Mar
19
2018
Washington, DC – Today, the White House issued an executive order aimed at ramping up pressure on the government  of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro that targets Venezuela’s new cryptocurrency—which was created to get around U.S. sanctions. This comes after U.S. Senator Bill Nelson...

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