ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is urging the leaders of Florida's 410 municipalities to pressure their federal lawmakers into ending the partisanship that has kept legislation on immigration and transportation from passing in Washington in recent months.
Nelson made his plea Friday at the Florida League of Cities annual conference in Orlando.
Nelson said he finds it frustrating and disappointing that member of Congress nowadays can't seem to get along.
The U.S. senator says Florida's mayor and city council leaders can play a role by demanding that their federal lawmakers end the gridlock in Washington.
Also scheduled to speak at the conference later in the day is Florida Gov. Rick Scott.