Sen. Bill Nelson
Democrat • Florida • 3rd Term • Sworn In 2001
- 23 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 55 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 23 of 99)
- 109 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 85 of 100) 2 Made Into Law (Ranks 23 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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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.Res.253Resolution agreed to in Senate Sep 17, 2015 8 Views
A resolution welcoming King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain on their official visit to the United States, including visits to Miami and S...
S.1999 - Caribbean Oil Spill Intervention, Prevention, and Preparedness ActRead twice and referred Aug 05, 2015 4 Views
A bill to authorize the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating to act, without liability for certain damages, to pr...
S.1759 - Phone Scam Prevention Act of 2015Read twice and referred Jul 14, 2015 4 Views
A bill to prevent caller ID spoofing, and for other purposes.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.2314Read twice and referred Nov 19, 2015 26 Views
A bill to provide for the conversion of temporary judgeships to permanent judgeships, and for other purposes.
S.Res.313Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Nov 16, 2015 45 Views
A resolution condemning the terrorist attacks in Paris and offering thoughts and prayers for the victims, condolences to their families, resol...
S.2262 - CT Colonography Screening for Colorectal Cancer Act of 2015Read twice and referred Nov 10, 2015 14 Views
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to cover screening computed tomography colonography as a colorectal cancer screening te...
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN629: Peter William Bodde, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to LibyaAbstain (against party)November 19, 2015
S. 1177: Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 2015
On the Cloture Motion S. 1177Aye (with party)November 18, 2015
S.J.Res. 23: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units".
On the Joint Resolution S.J.Res. 23Nay (with party)November 17, 2015