Senator Nelson is chairman of the Aging Committee, and a member of the U.S. Senate Budget, Commerce, Armed Services and Finance committees.
Oversees and investigates a range of issues affecting seniors, including retirement security, nursing home quality, consumer scams and prescription drug prices.
Drafts the annual budget for the federal government. This committee creates economic policy and sets parameters for congressional spending.
Has jurisdiction over consumer affairs. The panel also deals with a range of issues that have a direct impact on Florida's economy, including NASA, science, technology, foreign commerce, tourism, oceans and fisheries.
Armed Services Committee
Has jurisdiction over defense and our nation's military. The panel deals with the Department of Defense, other defense agencies and Department of Energy security programs. Other issues include promotions, pay and retirement with our Armed Forces.
Has jurisdiction over all taxes and revenue, many health care programs including Medicare and Medicaid, international trade policy, and customs. It is often called the most important committee in the Senate because of its broad jurisdiction.