Bloomberg BNA — Sea rise, storm surge and other climate change impacts could put billions of dollars worth of coastal properties and tourism activities in South Florida at risk, local officials said April 22 at a field hearing in Miami Beach organized by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.).
Florida Senator Bill Nelson has submitted legislation to allow hundreds of Holocaust survivors to sue European insurance companies for millions of dollars in unpaid claims, the Miami Herald reported, citing a statement by Nelson released Wednesday.
Democrats retained control of the U.S. Senate by holding on to crucial seats in Virginia, Montana and Missouri, capturing the Indiana seat held by a retiring Republican and ousting a Republican in Massachusetts, where Elizabeth Warren beat incumbent Scott Brown.
Senate Democrats, in danger of losing control of the chamber next November, hold a cash advantage a year before the election as each of their most vulnerable incumbents banked at least $1 million and some have far more money on hand.
Florida Democrat Bill Nelson said the first time he received a visit from a top BP Plc executive in his decade as a U.S. senator was May 4, when Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward came to discuss the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.