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Politics Bill Nelson

  • WASHINGTON, July 11- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday that new testing is prompting Takata Corp to declare 2.7 million air bag inflators defective in Ford Motor Co, Nissan Motor Co and Mazda Motor Corp vehicles. Nissan said it will recall 627,000 Versa cars from 2007-2012 model years, including 515,000 in the United States "...

  • WASHINGTON, July 11- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday that new testing is prompting Takata Corp to declare 2.7 million air bag inflators defective in Ford Motor Co, Nissan Motor Co and Mazda Motor Corp vehicles. Nissan said it will recall 627,000 Versa cars from 2007-2012 model years, including 515,000 in the United States "...

  • DETROIT— Takata is adding a new type of air bag inflator to the nation's largest automotive recall. The company filed documents with the U.S. government adding 2.7 million vehicles to the recall from Ford, Nissan and Mazda, all with a type of inflator that previously was thought to be safe. But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in a statement...

  • On Thursday, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee adopted legislation that includes Federal Aviation Administration reforms, but unlike a House panel, does not spin off air traffic control and leaves it with the FAA. Congress has until Sept. 30 to reauthorize the FAA, but Republican Senator John Thune, chairman of the committee, said the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The U.S. Congress is divided over whether to privatize the nation's air traffic control system as both chambers advance bills to expand airline passenger protections. On Thursday, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee adopted legislation that includes Federal Aviation Administration reforms, but unlike a House...

  • WASHINGTON, June 14- The U.S. Senate will again consider Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat, to be a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission after Republican President Donald Trump nominated her late on Tuesday. Rosenworcel served as a commissioner for the regulator until the end of 2016 when lawmakers failed to take up her renomination under...

  • WASHINGTON, June 14- The U.S. Senate will again consider Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat, to be a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission after Republican President Donald Trump nominated her late on Tuesday. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, tapped by Trump in January, has also said he wants to dismantle other significant regulations as part of a sweeping...

  • Republican Senator John Thune, who chairs the Commerce Committee, Bill Nelson, the top Democrat on the panel, and Senator Gary Peters, a Michigan Democrat, said in a joint statement that existing federal vehicle regulations written over recent decades did not account for self-driving cars without a human driver behind the wheel. Mitch Bainwol, head of the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 7- The United States' top transportation official on Wednesday promoted the Trump administration's proposed privatization of the air traffic control system in the face of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and some Republicans. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao told the Senate Commerce Committee. Senator Roger Wicker, a...

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- More than 65 percent of 46.2 million recalled Takata Corp airbag inflators in the United States have not been repaired, a U.S. senator said on Thursday, urging automakers to speed up the pace of repairs. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida said only 15.8 million inflators out of 46.2 million inflators recalled to date have been repaired through...

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- Chicago Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans on Thursday apologized for the behavior of employees who forcibly removed a United Airlines passenger at a U.S. Senate hearing on the industry's customer service failures. Evans told a U.S. Senate commerce subcommittee that the April 9 removal of Dr. "Here we are, with an industry facing...

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- Chicago Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans apologized on Thursday for the city employees who forcibly removed a United Airlines passenger, an incident that prompted international condemnation and led the airline to revise its policies. Congress is holding its second hearing this week to examine the circumstances surrounding the...

  • Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer

    The top U.S. Senate Democrat pledged to try to block the confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

  • The Senate began debate on Wednesday evening under a provision that allows Congress to repeal recently approved federal regulations. Earlier this month, the FCC temporarily blocked those rules from taking effect, a victory for internet providers such as AT&T Inc Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc that had strongly opposed the measure.

  • *Britain follows U.S. lead, citing security concerns. WASHINGTON/ LONDON March 21- The United States and Britain on Tuesday imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming from certain airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified security threats. President Donald Trump was...

  • WASHINGTON, March 20- The head of the Federal Communications Commission told the U.S. Congress he did not agree that "the media is the enemy of the American people" and said he would act independently of the White House on media-related matters. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, whom President Donald Trump has nominated to a new five-year term as head of the body that regulates...

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- President Donald Trump's proposal to privatize U.S. air traffic control won the backing of major U.S. airlines, but drew criticism from other groups concerned smaller airlines and private companies would lose airport access. National Business Aviation Association CEO Ed Bolen said the group strongly opposes the proposal, arguing...

  • That means that communications legislation written in 1934, when Franklin D. Roosevelt was in office, will likely be used to regulate how Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast do business with content providers like Google, Netflix, YouTube and Amazon. On Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a plan that would put Internet service...

  • A Takata employee sews an airbag at Takata's current crash-testing facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

    An executive from Japan's Takata Corp told U.S. senators on Thursday that the company may not be able to move quickly enough with air bag fixes.

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- Florida's unemployment rate was 8.7 percent in September, a slight improvement from the previous two months and the final state job numbers available to voters before Election Day. Florida unemployment was 8. 8 percent in July and August. "These numbers tell us two things," Florida Gov.