Sen. Bill Nelson
Democrat • Florida • 3rd Term • Sworn In 2001
- 11 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 46 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 1 of 99)
- 46 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 80 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 1 of 99)
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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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.1083Read twice and referred Apr 23, 2015 5 Views
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require drug manufacturers to provide drug rebates for drugs dispensed to low-income...
S.979Read twice and referred Apr 16, 2015 15 Views
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to repeal the requirement for reduction of survivor annuities under the Survivor Benefit Plan by...
S.757 - No Stolen Trademarks Honored in America ActRead twice and referred Mar 17, 2015 5 Views
A bill to modify the prohibition on recognition by United States courts of certain rights relating to certain marks, trade names, or commercia...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.1012Read twice and referred Apr 20, 2015 24 Views
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to strengthen the earned income tax credit and make permanent certain tax provisions under t...
S.868 - Justice for Former American Hostages in Iran Act of 2015Read twice and referred Mar 26, 2015 15 Views
A bill to establish a fund to make payment to the Americans held hostage in Iran, and to members of their families, who are identified as memb...
S.862 - Paycheck Fairness ActRead twice and referred Mar 25, 2015 14 Views
A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages o...
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN4: Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney GeneralAye (with party)April 23, 2015
On the Cloture Motion PN4: Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney GeneralAye (with party)April 23, 2015
S. 178: Trafficking Awareness Training for Health Care Act of 2015
On Passage of the Bill S. 178Aye (with party)April 22, 2015