Bill Nelson

(Clarence William Nelson II)

Bill Nelson
Bill Nelson
  • Born: September 29, 1942
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

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Clarence William Nelson II is an American politician, who served as United States Senator from Florida from 2001 to 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1972 to 1978 and in the United States House of Representatives from 1979 to 1991. In January 1986, he became the second sitting member of Congress to fly in space when he served as a payload specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia. Before entering politics he served in the U.S. Army Reserve in the Vietnam War.

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The crown jewel of our national park system has been transformed into a hunting ground for these predators. It's just a matter of time before one of these snakes gets to a visitor. Humor ;Parks & Recreation ;Animals
Whether exotic wild animals have escaped or the owners have let them go, the problem is still there…. The damage has already been done. Humor ;Environment & Environmentalism ;Animals
Americans of all ages deserve quality end-of-life medical care. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
If we don't act now to safeguard our privacy, we could all become victims of identity theft.
It's time we permanently repeal the tax on possessions that people leave to their children. Time
One of the great privileges of being a part of the Senate, it being the greatest deliberative body in the world, is out of the discussions of ideas, hopefully truth can ultimately be achieved. Truth
The terrorist uses surprise and stealth, and the only way to defeat that is by having accurate and timely intelligence.
The tragic case of Terri Schiavo in Florida highlights the importance of making our health-care wishes known.
There's no excuse for skimping on national defense when the country is at war. War & Peace
Too many children are being parked in substandard day care with workers who make little more than a parking attendant.
Voters want to know that elections will be conducted fairly and accurately.
We do not have the luxury of two big oceans protecting us as we have had in the past, for we now have a new kind of enemy who deals with stealthiness. Our ability to protect ourselves is having the information ahead of time so we can thwart the attack. Time
You would have thought that after 9/11 the president would have finished the job in Afghanistan, and kept the focus on capturing Bin Laden and his al-Qaeda deputies, but he and his team gave top priority to their original plan to invade Iraq.