Bill Nelson

Clarence William "Bill" Nelson II is an American politician and a member of the Democratic Party who serves as the senior United States Senator from Florida, in office since 2001. Nelson began his career in the Florida House of Representatives, where he served from 1973 to 1979. He then served in the United States House of Representatives from 1979 to 1991. In January 1986, Nelson became the first sitting member of the United States House of Representatives to fly in space. He flew as a Payload Specialist on the Space Shuttle 'Columbia'. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Bill Nelson has 1,263 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1984 House Proceeding as a Democratic Representative for Florida's 11th district. The year with the most videos was 2009 with 121 videos. Most appearances with Chuck Schumer (7), Dianne Feinstein (7), Hillary Clinton (7). Most common tags: Florida, Space, Road to the White House.

Appearances by Title:January 3, 2001 - Present U.S. Senator, D-FL View Map Videos: 1,213 c. January 1, 1979 - Present Commissioner, Insurance
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U.S. Senate Candidate,
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c. August 14, 2000 - November 7, 2000 Videos: 5 U.S. Representative, D-FL 9th January 3, 1979 - January 2, 1983 Videos: 2 U.S. Representative, D-FL 11th January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1991 Videos: 38

Recent Appearances

  • Combating Sex Trafficking

    Combating Sex Trafficking

    The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on legislation to combat sex trafficking, specifically a section of the bill…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate by a 89-8 vote passed the fiscal year Defense Programs Authorization bill (H.R. 2810). Democratic senators spoke…

  • Coast Guard Key West Flyover

    Coast Guard Key West Flyover

    Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) accompanied the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy to survey damage from…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate approved the House-passed emergency supplemental spending bill for the relief and recovery effort in Texas and…

  • Insurance Fraud

    Insurance Fraud

    John Doak, the Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner, was among the witnesses testifying at a hearing on efforts to eliminate…

  • Fishery Management

    Fishery Management

    Officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the New England Fishery Management Council testified…

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