Bill Nelson

US senator from Florida and Astronaut

Keystone pipeling pros and cons

Pros:

- Easier to ship oil

- TONS of money from the selling of oil

- Economic growth

- No need for relying on other countries

- More jobs

- Better for the environment because its more controlled


Cons:


- Burning of oil is terrible for the environment

- Oil company growth into Canada

- Some find it to be too much

Minimum wage increase pros and cons

Pros:

- More spending = better for the economy

- Less people in the poverty line



Cons:

- Heavy burden on employers

- Decrease in jobs

Bill Nelson

Born: September 29th 1942

Born in Miami Florida

Graduated from the university of Florida, Virginia, and Yale.

Senior United States senator since 2001

Served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1973-1979

Served in the United States House of Representatives from 1979-1991

Retired 1990 and ran for governor but failed

Served as the Fire Marshall/ Treasurer/ Insurance Commissioner of Florida from 1995-2001

In 2000 was elected into the US Senate seat

Re-elected in 2006 and 2012

General Platform

- URGED THE PASSING OF THE FAIR MINIMUM WAGE ACT OF 2013

- Voted in favor of The Dominican Republic Central American Free Trade Agreement

- Wants to eliminate estate taxes

- lone democrat to vote against withholding funds of the CIA and torture of terrorism suspects

- voted for the Affordable health care act

- Co-sponsered the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act and has an 100% approval rating from NARAL

- Pro-choice

- Wants new gun control laws

- Voted to give aid to the governments of Egypt and Libya

- requested an investigation of real estate short sale and foreclosure relationships

- voted to increase the debt ceiling

- does not oppose same sex marriage

- wants to end the policy that prohibits gays from serving in our military

- MAJOR supporter of the space program