Press Releases 11/14/2017
Senate Passes Bill Requiring U.S. Amateur Athletic Organizations, Members to Report Sexual Abuse
The U.S. Senate today passed legislation led by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) to require amateur athletics governing bodies to report sex-abuse allegations immediately to local or federal law enforcement, or a child-welfare agency designated by the Justice Department.
Press Releases 11/3/2017
Commerce Leaders, Sponsors of the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act Announce Agreement
U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), the chairman and ranking member of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, along with Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and other core sponsors of the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (S. 1693) today announced an agreement on several technical and clarifying changes to the bill.
Press Releases 11/2/2017
Nelson, Klobuchar Introduce Bill to Accelerate Deployment of Next Generation 9-1-1 Systems
Press Releases 09/27/2017
Nelson and Carper to EPA, CPSC Heads: Stop Trying to Derail Life-Saving Portable Generator Safety Rule
Press Releases 09/14/2017
Nelson calls on cable, telephone and internet companies to provide service rebates, waive late fees for Hurricane Irma victims
Press Releases 08/4/2017
Field Hearing to Examine Threats to Florida Tourism Economy
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), the ranking member of Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a field hearing titled “Threats Facing Florida’s Tourism Driven Economy” on Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. EDT in St. Petersburg, Florida. The hearing will examine tourism’s impact on Florida’s economy and threats to the industry.
Press Releases 06/2/2017
Thune and Nelson Press Department of Transportation for Takata Recall Update
U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), who serve respectively as the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, requested that Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao provide information on the status of efforts to recall and repair 46 million faulty Takata air bags in U.S. vehicles. Defective Takata air bag inflators have been linked to 11 deaths and approximately 180 injuries nationwide.
Press Releases 05/18/2017
Senate Panel OKs Bill Allowing Federal Assistance For Toxic Algae Outbreaks
Press Releases 04/26/2017
Nelson calls Pai’s proposal to roll back net neutrality rules ‘a dereliction of duty’
Press Releases 04/6/2017
West Palm Beach to Host Senate Commerce Committee Field Hearing on Extreme Weather and Coastal Flooding
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) will convene a full committee field hearing on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. EDT in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Press Releases 03/7/2017
Senator Seeks Answers From Toy Maker Following 'CloudPets' Teddy Bear Breach
Press Releases 01/13/2017
Ranking Member Nelson Statement on Grand Jury Indictment of Takata Executives
Press Releases 01/3/2017
Senator Seeks Answers on Customs Outage that Caused Airport Delays Across the U.S.
Press Releases 12/14/2016
New Senate Report Raises Concerns Over Privacy Risk Associated With Smart Toys
Press Releases 09/27/2016
Daines, Nelson: Hotel Patrons Should Be Protected from Online Booking Scams
U.S. Sens. Steve Daines (R-MT) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) introduced legislation to protect consumers from online booking scams. The lawmakers introduced the Stop Online Booking Scams Act that protects consumers from illegitimate third party websites that trick consumers into thinking they are making reservations directly with hotels.
Press Releases 09/22/2016
Surface Transportation and Maritime Security Act Addresses TSA Vulnerabilities
S. 3379, the Surface Transportation and Maritime Security Act, addresses deficiencies in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) efforts to protect rail, transit, highway, and maritime passenger and freight transportation identified through congressional oversight and a recent report by the Department of Homeland Security inspector general.
Press Releases 09/9/2016
Nelson Statement on DHS Audit Questioning the Reliability of Background Checks for Port Workers
Press Releases 07/20/2016
Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari and Daimler Vans join list of automakers selling new vehicles with defective Takata airbags
Press Releases 07/6/2016
House and Senate Leaders’ Joint Statement on FAA Extension Agreement
House and Senate leaders announce a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on a Federal Aviation Administration extension that will provide important safety, security, and time-sensitive improvements for the U.S. aviation system.
Press Releases 06/29/2016
Key Senate Panel OKs Bill to Preserve Anglers Access to Biscayne National Park
Press Releases 06/29/2016
Commerce Committee Approves Gardner-Peters Bill to Keep America Competitive
The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee today approved the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, legislation introduced by Senator Cory Gardner along with Senator Gary Peters, leaders of the Committee’s innovation and competitiveness working group on federal science and technology research policies.
Press Releases 06/1/2016
Senate Report: Automakers Selling New Vehicles with Defective Takata Airbags
Press Releases 04/6/2016
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson Responds to 10th U.S. Death Caused by Faulty Takata Airbag
Press Releases 04/6/2016
Nelson Statement on Report That Basic Safety Measures May Have Prevented Amtrak Crash
Press Releases 03/29/2016
Sen. Nelson Reaction to FTC Move to Seek Compensation for Volkswagen Owners
Press Releases 02/23/2016
Congressional Investigation Finds Widespread Manipulation of Takata Airbag Inflator Test Data