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Nelson says Florida is not “off the table” for drilling

January 19, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a House Natural Resources Committee hearing this morning, Walter Cruickshank, the Trump administration’s director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), admitted during questioning that Florida is not “off the table”…


Podcast: Gaetz defends Fee Simple bill

August 22, 2017

On “Pensacola Speaks,” Congressman Matt Gaetz discussed his bill to grant fee simple title to leaseholders on Pensacola Beach. “Well there’s nothing simple about the simple I guess,” he said. “Really what we’ve got is a…


Nelson tackles student loan debt

July 14, 2017

By Sammi Sontag INWEEKLY U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) visited the University of West Florida and met with graduates to discuss the Student Loan Relief Act, which is legislation aimed at cutting student loan interest rates…

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Sen. Nelson in Pensacola today

May 5, 2017

Sen. Bill Nelson, the top Democrat on the Senate’s subcommittee on cybersecurity, will be in Pensacola today to get a firsthand look at the University of West Florida’s Center for Cybersecurity. The National Security Agency recently…


Nelson files bill to help with ‘water war’

February 15, 2017

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) filed legislation today that would require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to send more freshwater south from Georgia into Apalachicola Bay. The move comes one day after a Special Master…