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Bill Nelson, Sr.'s Public Statements on Issue: Environment

Full Name: William 'Bill' Clarence Nelson, Sr.
Office: U.S. Senate (FL) - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Grace; 2 Children: Nan Ellen, Bill Jr.
Birth Date: 09/29/1942
Birth Place: Miami, FL
Home City: Orlando-Melbourne, FL
Religion: Presbyterian
Date Title
Issue Position: Economy
Aug. 6, 2014 WJXT - Nelson Urges Locals to Voice Opposition to Oil Drilling off Fla. Coast
July 31, 2014 Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Department of Interior - Oppose Drilling off Florida's East Coast
July 25, 2014 CBS 12 News - Senator Bill Nelson Announces New Bi-Partisan Backed Help and Research for the Polluted Indian River Lagoon
July 14, 2014 Naples Daily News - Sen. Nelson: Prevent Oil Drilling in Southwest Florida From "Messing Up' Everglades
July 14, 2014 Florida's Everglades
June 17, 2014 Congress Approves Funding to Battle Toxic Algae in Florida's Waterways
June 13, 2014 Congress Approves Some Funding to Clean Up Caloosahatchee, Stalls Other
May 22, 2014 WRRDA Conference Report
May 21, 2014 Rubio, Nelson, Frankel, Wasserman Schultz Announce Port Everglades Update
May 13, 2014 Hire More Heroes Act of 2014-Motion to Proceed
May 5, 2014 Florida Flooding
May 1, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator - Regarding Unauthorized Drilling Near Florida Everglades
April 30, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Regarding Federal Help for Storm Victims
April 29, 2014 Minimum Wage Fairness Act -- Motion to Proceed -- Continued
April 25, 2014 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) - Regarding the Central Everglades Planning Project
April 22, 2014 Miami Herald - At a Rare Field Hearing, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson Calls Miami Beach Ground Zero for Sea Level Rise
March 13, 2014 Congress Passes Flood Insurance Rate Relief
Feb. 20, 2014 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary for the Army for Civil Works, US Army Corps of Engineers - Florida Keys Water Quality Improvement Program
Jan. 29, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency - Advanced Biofuel Incentives That Move Beyond Corn-Based Ethanol
Nov. 19, 2013 Following Interior Department's Delayed Disbursement of Millions in 2013 Mineral Leasing Revenues, Bennet Urges Senate Passage of Return our State Shares Act
Nov. 7, 2013 Letter to Director Sylvia Burwell, Office of Management and Budget - C-44 Phase Funding
Oct. 31, 2013 Rubio, Nelson Welcome Temporary Relief For Apalachicola Bay Water Crisis
Sept. 13, 2013 Letter to Chairman Tim Johnson, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs, and Chairman Jeff Merkley, Senate Banking Subcommittee on Econmic Policy - Delay of Flood Insurance Rate Hikes
Aug. 14, 2013 Record Lake Discharges, Mysterious Dolphin, Manatee Deaths Bring U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson to Indian River
Aug. 12, 2013 Help is on the Way for Apalachicola Bay
July 29, 2013 Letter to Charles Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Transfer of Excess Military Aircraft to Forest Service for Fighting Wildfires
July 29, 2013 Letter to Charles Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Urges Defense Secretary to Quickly Transfer Military Aircraft, Support Wildland Firefighting
June 27, 2013 Portman, Nelson Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Combat Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia
May 31, 2013 Lawmaker Vows He'll Push Senate Again on Natural Disaster Plan
May 9, 2013 Water Resources Development Act of 2013 - Continued
May 7, 2013 Water Resources Development Act of 2013 - Continued
March 18, 2013 Feinstein, Nelson Introduce Bills to Eliminate Oil Company Subsidies
Jan. 30, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Protect Public Health
Oct. 5, 2012 Letter to President Obama
July 10, 2012 Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act
April 18, 2012 Two Early-Restoration Projects in Escambia Announced
April 15, 2012 Politico - Breaking the Foreign-Oil Habit
March 29, 2012 Gas Prices
March 27, 2012 Tributes to Senator Barbara Mikulski
March 8, 2012 Letter to Jeffrey Zients, Acting Director and Deputy Director for Management
March 8, 2012 Senate Passes Measure to Restore Gulf Communities Still Hurting from 2010 BP Spill
Nov. 9, 2011 Senators Unveil Foreign Oil Pollution Act
Oct. 11, 2011 Gulf Oilspill
July 21, 2011 Boxer Joins Landrieu, Shelby for Bipartisan Introduction of Bill to Restore Gulf Coast
July 15, 2011 Big Boost for 'Glades Restoration
May 12, 2011 Nelson Goes After BP for Shifting Oil-Spill Cleanup Costs to Taxpayers
April 15, 2011 Five Members of Congress Question Navy Commitment
to Transparency Regarding Contaminated Camp Lejeune Water
April 14, 2011 Statement on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
April 5, 2011 Use It or Lose It
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