Posts Tagged: Bill Nelson

Senator Nelson Introduces Hurricane Relief Legislation

On October 3, Senator Bill Nelson introduced S. 1907. His introductory remarks follow.  A copy of the bill can be read by clicking here. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL): Mr. President, I am the Senator from Florida, along with my colleague Marco Rubio. We, of course, have been at the forefront of this terrible tragedy that… Read more »

Senator Nelson Introduces Hurricane Relief Legislation

On October 3, Senator Bill Nelson introduced S. 1907. His introductory remarks follow.  A copy of the bill can be read by clicking here. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL): Mr. President, I am the Senator from Florida, along with my colleague Marco Rubio. We, of course, have been at the forefront of this terrible tragedy that… Read more »

Members of Congress Continue to Discuss Relief for Puerto Rico

Members of Congress continued to express their support for Puerto Rico in remarks on Tuesday, October 3. In the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chair Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) made statements. lIn the House of Representatives,  he following representatives spoke out… Read more »

Trump, Pence and Lawmakers Promise Support for Puerto Rico

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, President Trump tweeted “Governor @RicardoRossello– We are with you and the people of Puerto Rico. Stay safe! #PRStrong.” Governor Rossello tweeted about his phone call with the president. Social media has been a hub for discussion of the hurricane among public servants and for people on the Island, who… Read more »

President Trump Keeps Silent on Puerto Rico

According to a report in Caribbean Business, President Trump met with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello at Trump Towers. Spokespeople for both Trump and Rossello say that the meeting never happened. Trump’s Treasury Secretary nominee, Steve Mnuchin, answered questions from Bill Nelson (D-FL) about Puerto Rico during his confirmation hearings by expressing concern and saying… Read more »

Trump Nominee Pledges Bipartisan Solution to Puerto Rico Problems

During his nomination hearing today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, Treasury Secretary nominee Steve Mnuchin told a Democratic Senator that with respect to the territory’s challenges, “we need to figure out a bipartisan solution.” Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) used a portion of his remarks to address the unequal treatment of Puerto Rico. He explained:… Read more »

Sen. Bill Nelson Says Puerto Rico’s Problems are U.S. Problems

Senator Bill Nelson spoke on the Senate floor recently about Puerto Rico’s financial crisis: We’ve all heard about the current situation that Puerto Rico finds itself, and they are suffering. They’re having trouble paying their bills, and their economy is in shambles. And some people have the attitude, well, that’s not our problem. But they’re… Read more »