Sen. Bill Nelson


Florida's U.S. Senators — Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco Rubio — introduced legislation Thursday to extend the stay of some Canadian citizens who vacation in the U.S. 

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U.S. Senator Bill Nelson took to the Senate floor Wednesday to discuss the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' approval of a new reservoir to go south of Lake Okeechobee.

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Florida’s U.S. Senators Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco Rubio have been traveling Florida this week to survey damage left in the wake of Hurricane Irma.  The senators’ visit to Ave Maria University in eastern Collier County Wednesday served as a bright spot on their tour.  They sat down with a group of college students who bravely and selflessly choose to ride out the Hurricane helping residents of the nearby farmworker town of Immokalee.  WGCU’s John Davis was there and brings us the students’ stories in their own words.

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An executive order signed by the Trump Administration in late April seeks to expand oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, with many in the industry eyeing the eastern Gulf. Florida environmental groups argue the change could threaten tourism and the environment, but Florida's oil and gas industry say it would be a welcome change. 

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U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D) FL met with four Lee County mayors today. He said the U.S. Senate is pushing to pass a bill to speed up Everglades restoration.

Nelson said there’s an algae bloom on Lake Okeechobee covering about a third of the lake. So it’s no wonder blue green algae has made its way once again to southwest Florida.