Nelson, State Spar Over Disaster Jobless BenefitsU.S. Sen. Bill Nelson wants the federal Department of Labor to provide help to the state as he's heard “multiple accounts” of Floridians put out of work by Hurricane Irma unable to apply for disaster assistance.
More Than $1 Billion Handed Out In Florida Following Hurricane IrmaOver a month later, the state of Florida is still recovering following the impact of Hurricane Irma.
U.S. Senate Panel Launches Investigation Into Florida Nursing Home DeathsThe U.S. Senate Finance Committee announced Wednesday that it is launching an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of 14 patients at a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
Local Leaders Stunned, Saddened By Vegas Music Fest ShootingThe mass shooting in Las Vegas, now the deadliest in recent U.S. history, has shocked and saddened local leaders.
Florida Lawmakers Get Look First-Hand Look At Keys DamageSenator Bill Nelson is in the Florida Keys to get a first hand look at the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.
'Shame On You': Nursing Home Patient's Family Has Message After 8 Died The daughter of one of the patients taken out of a nursing home where eight residents died after the facility lost their air conditioning has a message for them - 'shame on you.'
Gov. Scott: White House Has Approved Pre-Landfall Disaster DeclarationFlorida Gov. Rick Scott has announced the federal pre-landfall disaster declaration has been granted by the president.
Political Science Prof. Discusses Local Lawmaker Reaction To Trump's Charlottesville CommentsAfter the president's strong statements on the Charlottesville violence, local Republican congressional leaders quickly fired off tweets.
Local Politicians Critical Of President Trump’s Charlottesville Attack CommentsLocal politicians, on both sides of the aisle, were critical of President Donald Trump’s comments on the Charlottesville attack.
Nelson Urges Tougher Sanctions On Venezuela, Including Some Oil ImportsNicolas Maduro has put the final touches on his takeover of Venezuela’s government.
Nelson Pitches Plan To Ease Student DebtMeeting with college students and recent graduates dealing with the burden of student debt, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Friday outlined legislation that would cap rates on federal undergraduate loans at 4 percent and allow the refinancing of older loans at lower rates.
Sen. Nelson Backs Speeding Up Dike RepairsSenator Bill Nelson has followed Gov. Rick Scott, a potential 2018 election challenger, in imploring President Donald Trump to speed repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee and to fund other Everglades restoration projects.