Sen. Bill Nelson (D)

Senator from Florida

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
2001-2018 Senator Florida
1983-1990 Representative Florida's 11th District
1979-1982 Representative Florida's 9th District
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2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Nelson has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Nelson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

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 Jul 2015, Nelson missed 98 of 4,710 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 1.6% 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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