Sen. Bill Nelson


Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
2001-2019 Senator,
1983-1990 Representative,
Florida's 11th District
1979-1982 Representative,
Florida's 9th District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Nelson is a centrist Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship. Nelson’s bills have had a total of 205 cosponsors in the 113th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Nelson to other members of the Senate on leadership and ideology.

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Committee Membership

Bill Nelson sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Some of Nelson’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2001 to Apr 2014, Nelson missed 73 of 4,190 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is better than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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