Following his letter to President Obama, Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) introduced two bills in response to the Deepwater Horizon offshore rig spill incident off the coast of Louisiana. The first bill, S. 3308, seeks to halt the Department of the Interior’s five-year plan to expand offshore drilling. A companion bill has been introduced in the House by Representative Kentrick B. Meek (D-FL). Senator Nelson’s second bill, S. 3305, seeks to retroactively amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to increase the liability limit for economic damages from spills from offshore facilities from $75 million to $10 billion. Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) introduced a similar bill in the House.