Sen. Bill Nelson Fighting for Citrus Disaster-Relief Money

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Sen. Bill Nelson

Following is a statement from U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) on President Trump’s efforts to block any attempt by Nelson and others to add additional money for Florida’s citrus growers to the disaster-relief package being considered in the Senate today.

“I’m disappointed that the president has nixed the disaster money for Florida’s citrus growers,” said Nelson. “He said it will be included in a November supplemental instead. So I just put a hold on one of his nominees to make sure we get this money, as promised.”

Nelson today placed a procedural hold on Russell Vought’s nomination to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget.

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