Sen. Bill Nelson
Democrat • Florida • 3rd Term • Sworn In 2001
- 21 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 41 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 10 of 100)
- 73 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 87 of 100) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 24 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.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.
S.1743 - Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2015Read twice and referred Jul 09, 2015 2 Views
A bill to provide greater transparency, accountability, and safety authority to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and for ot...
S.1735 - Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act of 2015Read twice and referred Jul 09, 2015 11 Views
A bill to modernize the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.1907Read twice and referred Jul 30, 2015 35 Views
A bill to reduce the Federal budget deficit by closing big oil tax loopholes, and for other purposes.
S.Res.235Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Jul 29, 2015 56 Views
A resolution designating September 2015 as "National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month".
S.Res.231Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Jul 27, 2015 61 Views
A resolution honoring the memory and legacy of the two Louisiana citizens who lost their lives, recognizing the heroism of first responders an...
Recent Voting History
S. 1881: A bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 1881Nay (with party)August 03, 2015
H.R. 3236: VA Budget and Choice Improvement Act
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 3236Aye (with party)July 30, 2015
H.R. 22: Transportation Funding Act of 2015
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 22Aye (with party)July 30, 2015