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Senator Bill Nelson *NOT CALLED

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District:
Florida
Party:
Democratic
Terms:
3
Committees:
Aging; Armed Services; Commerce, Science and Transportation; Finance
Websites:
http://www.billnelson.senate.gov/
https://nelsonforsenate.com/
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Leadership: Senator Nelson has been a steadfast defender of ocean habitat. He has led a bipartisan effort to develop a national strategy with regional action plans for fighting harmful algal blooms and hypoxia. Also known as red tides and dead zones, these issues plague Florida’s Gulf coast, killing fish and coral reefs while devastating coastal communities that depend on tourism. Senator Nelson has also fought hard against expanding offshore drilling closer to Florida’s coastline, and in 2015 sponsored the Seismic Moratorium Act (S. 1171) to limit the industry’s damaging seismic activities and the Marine Oil Spill Prevention Act (S. 1430) to ensure NOAA, the Coast Guard, and state governments can prevent and address an oil spill.

Since being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000, he has stopped oil companies from drilling in vital military training areas and off of Florida’s beaches, has been a tireless champion for restoring the Everglades and has helped revitalize the nation’s deep-space exploration program. Nelson also sponsored the law that directs fines collected from BP after the oil spill back to Gulf Coast communities. Senator Nelson has a long track record of working for Floridians and the industries they depend on for jobs and economic growth. He knows that a healthy Gulf and ocean ecosystems are a vital part of Florida’s future, and has proven time and again that he is an ocean champion.

Senator Nelson sponsored:

  • S.1747 (Florida Manatee Research and Recovery Act 2017)
  • S. 1057 (Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2017)
  • S. 74 (Marine Oil Spill Prevention Act 2017)
    S. 1234 (Everglades for the Next Generation Act 2017)
  • S. 3038 (Coastal Coordination Act of 2016)
  • S. 1999 (Caribbean Oil Spill Intervention, Prevention, and Preparedness Act 2016)
  • S. 120 (A bill to amend the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 to authorize the Central Everglades Planning Project, Florida)
  • S. 1171 (Seismic Moratorium Act)
  • S. 1430 (Marine Oil Spill Prevention Act)
  • S. 1999 (Caribbean Oil Spill Intervention, Prevention, and Preparedness Act)
  • S. 2481 (Everglades for the Next Generation Act of 2016)
  • S. 1254 (Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2014)
  • S. 599 (Oil Spill Tax Fairness Act of 2013)
  • S. 839 (Coral Reef Conservation Amendments Act of 2013)
  • S. 748 (Algae-Based Renewable Fuel Promotion Act of 2011)
  • S. 862 (Comprehensive Gulf of Mexico Recovery, Restoration, and Resiliency Act of 2011)
  • S. 2735 (Gulf Oyster Protection Act of 2009)

Senator Nelson cosponsored:

  • S. 1748 (Florida Fisheries Improvement Act of 2017)
  • S. 1520 (Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017)
  • S. 820 (A bill to designate a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness 2017)
  • S. 569 (Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act 2017)
  • S. 129 (National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2017)
  • S. Res 124 (A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the National Sea Grant College Program is a valuable program that protects and enhances the coastal communities and economy of the United States 2017)
  • S. 3163 (Big Oil Bailout Prevention Unlimited Liability Act of 2016)
  • S. 520 (A bill to amend the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act to reauthorize the Act)
  • S. 890 (Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act of 2015)
  • S. 1042 (Clean Ocean and Safe Tourism Anti-Drilling Act)
  • S. 1403 (Florida Fisheries Improvement Act)
  • S. 269 (International Fisheries Stewardship and Enforcement Act of 2013)
  • S. 267 (Pirate Fishing Elimination Act of 2013)
  • S. 269 (Antigua Convention Implementing Act of 2013)
  • S. 307 (Close Big Oil Loopholes Act of 2013)
  • S. 598 (Deepwater Drilling Royalty Relief Prohibition Act of 2013)
  • S. 646 (National Endowment for the Oceans Act of 2013)
  • S. 827 (Big Oil Bailout Prevention Trust Fund Act of 2013)
  • S. 828 (Big Oil Bailout Prevention Unlimited Liability Act of 2013)
  • S. 1153 (Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act of 2013)
  • S. 2963 (A bill to remove a limitation on a prohibition relating to permits for discharges incidental to normal operation of vessels)
  • S. 46 (Coral Reef Conservation Amendments Act of 2011)
  • S. 1400 (RESTORE Act Amendment)
  • S. 1451 (Billfish Conservation Act of 2011)
  • S. 1701 (Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2011)
  • S. 973 (National Endowment for the Oceans Act)
  • S. 3597 (Securing Health for Ocean Resources and Environment Act)
  • S. 171 (Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009)
  • S. 345 (Tropical Forest and Coral Conservation Reauthorization Act of 2009)
  • S. 575 (Clean, Low-Emission, Affordable, New Transportation Efficiency Act of 2009)
  • S. 859 (Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Amendments of 2009)
  • S. 2852 (Renewable Energy Environmental Research Act of 2009)