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*

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Bill Nelson has 1,253 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: 1,203 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

  • FCC Nominations

    FCC Nominations

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a confirmation hearing for current Federal Communications…

  • Tax Reform

    Tax Reform

    The Senate Finance Committee, which writes tax policy, heard testimony from former Treasury Department officials at a…

  • Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chair Nomination

    Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chair Nomination

    Air Force General Paul Selva testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his reappointment to be vice chair of…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on the nomination of David Nye to be U.S. district judge for the District of Idaho.

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 54-41 to confirm Neomi Rao to be Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) administrator. Members…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate considered an Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs nominee.

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