U.S. Senator Bill Nelson

Serving Florida

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Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) introduced a bill Thursday to incentivize auto-manufacturing employees to report defects. The senators called for the legislation in response to the recall of nearly 8 million Takata airbags. 

The company whose defective airbags will result in one of the largest vehicle recalls in history stopped short of endorsing an expanded nationwide recall during a contentious Senate hearing Thursday ... Bill Nelson (D.-Fla.) compared the airbags to a “live hand grenade” poised at a driver’s chest. 

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) - Florida on Monday received $34.3 million in a second batch of conservation grants from a settlement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  The National Fish and Wildlife Federation said the money will fund nine projects that were decided upon in consultation with Florida and federal environmental agencies.
Staff photo: Pete Mitchell

Sen. Nelson pays his respects at a Kiev memorial for Ukrainian protesters killed during the unrest that preceded the formation of a new government.


  • Sen. Bill Nelson shot this video at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida as he watched the Orion launch in December 2014.
  • Sen. Bill Nelson previewed the Senate Commerce Committee's hearing on defective Takata-manufactured airbags, which he later chaired.
  • Sen. Bill Nelson discusses his legislation to authorize the president to order airstrikes against ISIS in Syria with Peter Alexander on MSNBC's The Daily Rundown.
  • Sen. Bill Nelson discusses the future of human spaceflight and NASA with Brooke Baldwin on CNN Newsroom.
  • Sen. Bill Nelson urges his Senate colleagues to take action on the threat of ISIS before adjourning for the fall recess.