Latest Half-True Fact-checks on Bill Nelson Bill Nelson stated on February 2, 2018 in a tweet: "Violent crime in Puerto Rico is on the rise as nearly one-third of the island remains without power." Bill Nelson stated on June 23, 2016 in an email statement: The House Zika bill "limits access to birth control services needed to help curb the spread of the virus" in Puerto Rico. Bill Nelson stated on June 13, 2014 in his campaign website: "Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a bill that gives Florida's public officials an easy way to avoid disclosing their personal finances." Bill Nelson stated on February 21, 2013 in an interview on Central Florida News 13: In a budget deal struck in 2011 "a trillion dollars of cuts went into effect immediately, and then a special committee was set up ... to get agreement on another $3 trillion of cuts." Bill Nelson stated on October 17, 2012 in a U.S. Senate debate: Says Connie Mack initially said he would have voted "yes" for the Paul Ryan budget plan, and then, "you said it was stupid and you would vote no. And then your folks corrected you, and you changed your position again, yes." Bill Nelson stated on October 17, 2012 in the Florida U.S. Senate debate: Says Connie Mack voted to redefine "rape" as "forcible rape." Bill Nelson stated on October 11, 2012 in a TV attack ad: Says Connie Mack "is protecting Chevron oil from a multi-billion dollar lawsuit over pollution of rivers and rainforests." Bill Nelson stated on April 15, 2012 in an op-ed in POLITICO: At the same time gas prices have increased, "the share of the oil market controlled by speculators has more than doubled over the past 10 years." Bill Nelson stated on June 11, 2009 in during a U.S. Senate debate: "The truth is any oil that would be drilled could be sent to any other country in the world, reducing our use of foreign oil not by one single drop."