Sen. Bill Nelson
Democrat • Florida • 3rd Term • Sworn In 2001
- 16 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 43 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 3 of 100)
- 56 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 84 of 99) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 3 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.1430Read twice and referred May 21, 2015 2 Views
A bill to improve the ability of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Coast Guard, and costal States to sustain healthy oc...
S.1360Read twice and referred May 18, 2015 16 Views
A bill to amend the limitation on liability for passenger rail accidents or incidents under section 28103 of title 49, United States Code, and...
S.1260 - Sunshine in Sponsorship Identification ActRead twice and referred May 07, 2015 5 Views
A bill to direct the Federal Communications Commission to revise and update its sponsorship identification rules applicable to commercial and ...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.1343Read twice and referred May 14, 2015 9 Views
A bill to require the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to maintain a project to improve hurricane forecast...
S.1359Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation May 20, 2015 11 Views
A bill to allow manufacturers to meet warranty and labeling requirements for consumer products by displaying the terms of warranties on Intern...
S.1297 - U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness ActCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation May 20, 2015 11 Views
A bill to update the Commercial Space Launch Act by amending title 51, United States Code, to promote competitiveness of the U.S. commercial s...
Recent Voting History
S. 1357: A bill to extend authority relating to roving surveillance, access to business records, and individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 until July 31, 2015, and for other purposes.
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 1357Aye (against party)May 23, 2015
H.R. 2048: USA FREEDOM Act of 2015
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed H.R. 2048Aye (with party)May 23, 2015
H.R. 1314: Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 1314Aye (against party)May 22, 2015