Sen. Bill Nelson
Democrat • Florida • 9th Term • Sworn In 1979
- 32 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 26 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 12 of 99)
- 105 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 63 of 100) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 7 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.1774Introduced in the Senate Nov 21, 2013 32 Views
A bill to reauthorize the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 for 1 year.
S.1753Read twice and referred Nov 20, 2013 16 Views
A bill to extend Government liability, subject to appropriation, for certain third-party claims arising from commercial space launches.
S.1672 - Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2013Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Nov 07, 2013 10 Views
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to empower individuals with disabilities to establish their own supplemental needs trusts.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.1744 - Security Clearance Accountability, Reform, and Enhancement ActRead twice and referred Nov 20, 2013 13 Views
A bill to strengthen the accountability of individuals involved in misconduct affecting the integrity of background investigations, to update ...
S.1676 - Return Our State Shares ActRead twice and referred Nov 07, 2013 10 Views
A bill to exempt certain payments to States from sequestration.
S.1654 - Government Settlement Transparency and Reform ActSponsor introductory remarks on measure Nov 05, 2013 10 Views
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny tax deductions for corporate regulatory violations.
Recent Voting History
On the Concurrent Resolution S.Con.Res. 28Aye (with party)November 21, 2013
S. 1197: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
On the Cloture Motion S. 1197Aye (with party)November 21, 2013
On the Cloture Motion PN527: Patricia Ann Millett, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia CircuitAye (with party)November 21, 2013