As a former astronaut, Bill Nelson is recognized as the leading congressional expert on NASA. His public service career began in 1972, with his election to the Florida Legislature. During his three terms, he helped enact the nation's first state law to protect consumers from computer fraud and advocated for responsible growth management laws. Nelson was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2000, after serving six years as a member of the Florida Cabinet. Official Biography
Birthday: September 29, 1942
Committees: Senate Commerce; Armed Services; Budget; Finance; Intelligence; Aging Committee
The Issues: Find out where Sen. Nelson stands on the issues.
Other: Married, Protestant
Quote: “The president needs to make space exploration a national priority... And our nation needs a clear goal: a lunar base, humans on Mars - and then beyond.”