Sen. Bill Nelson
Democrat • Florida • 3rd Term • Sworn In 2001
- 40 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 34 of 100) 2 Made Into Law (Ranks 3 of 100)
- 174 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 69 of 100) 3 Made Into Law (Ranks 51 of 100)
Nelson was born September 29, 1942 in Miami, Florida. He attended the University of Florida and Yale University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 1965, and later served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1965 to 1971. During this time, Nelson studied at the University of Virginia, where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1968.
Nelson worked as a fire marshal and later as a lawyer before beginning his political career in the Florida House of Representatives. Nelson served in the state house from 1972 to 1979, when he left the state house following his election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Nelson served in the U.S. House from 1979 to 1991. In 1986, he became the second sitting member of congress (first from the House) to travel into space; Nelson flew aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia on the STS-61-C mission with six other astronauts from January 12-18, where he was the payload specialist. Read More...
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- Senate Committee on Armed Services
- Emerging Threats and Capabilities
- Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
- Communications, Technology, and the Internet
- Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
- Science and Space
- Senate Committee on Finance
- Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
- Health Care
- Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy
- Senate Committee on the Budget
- Senate Special Committee on Aging
Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.2731Read twice and referred Jul 31, 2014 3 Views
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the application of Medicare secondary payer rules to certain workers' co...
S.2581 - Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2014Read twice and referred Jul 10, 2014 4 Views
A bill to require the Consumer Product Safety Commission to promulgate a rule to require child safety packaging for liquid nicotine containers...
S.Res.455Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed May 22, 2014 3 Views
A resolution designating May 2014 as "Older Americans Month".
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.533Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Jul 31, 2014 11 Views
A resolution designating September 2014 as "National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month".
S.2757 - National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments Act of 2014Read twice and referred Jul 31, 2014 8 Views
A bill to invest in innovation through research and development, to improve the competitiveness of the United States, and for other purposes.
S.2742 - Improving Access to Social Security Services ActRead twice and referred Jul 31, 2014 13 Views
A bill to provide for public notice and input prior to the closure, consolidation, or public access limitation of field or hearing offices of ...
Recent Voting History
On the Cloture Motion PN1180: Jill A. Pryor, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh CircuitAye (with party)July 31, 2014
H.R. 5021: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014
On the Motion (Motion to Recede in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 5021)Aye (with party)July 31, 2014
H.R. 3230: Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014
On the Conference Report H.R. 3230Aye (with party)July 31, 2014