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Alan Grayson

A one-term U.S. House member and Democrat who was a very vocal figure in Washington during his 2 years in office. He was ousted by Republican Dan Webster in the 2010 midterm elections for the U.S. House District 8 seat in Florida.
A one-term U.S. House member and Democrat who was a very vocal figure in Washington during his 2 years in office. He was ousted by Republican Dan Webster in the 2010 midterm elections for the U.S. House District 8 seat in Florida. « Show less

Top Alan Grayson Articles

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  • Grayson fights to save tower at Kissimmee airport

     
    WASHINGTON — If the federal authorities close the control tower at Kissimmee Gateway airport, then terrorists would have a better chance at striking Walt Disney World. That’s one of the arguments that U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, is...
  • Grayson and Gutierrez to rally for immigration reform

     
    U.S. Reps. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando,  and Luis  Gutierrez, D-Ill., will headline two Central Florida rallies on Friday to promote immigration reform. Grayson represents an eastern Orange/Osceola/Polk counties district with a significant Hispanic...
  • Grayson: Obama is ‘wrong’ in limiting Social Security COLA

     
    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, R-Orlando, is leading the charge against President Barack Obama's budget proposal that would change the way government figures the (usually) annual cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security payments. In the budget released...
  • Mica, Brown, Webster and Grayson team up to question VA on when it will finish Orlando hospital

     
    WASHINGTON — In a rare showing of bipartisanship, four lawmakers from Central Florida — two Democrats and two Republicans — are demanding answers from VA Secretary Eric Shinseki on the status of a planned Orlando hospital that's been...
  • Congress: Where members stand on guns, taxes, immigration and more?

     
    Sunday’s column – “The long, hard slog for straight answers” – attempted to get members of Congress to give straight answers to basic questions that readers and voters care about. You can see the chart – and the efforts...
  • Readers take on wasteful spending, poor grammar, big words

    Readers take on wasteful spending, poor grammar, big words
    Your turn to sound off about everything from wasted money to my many flaws. Scott, you must be a lot tougher than you look in your picture in the Sentinel. Whatever the case, your columns are the best. — Gary Indeed, Gary. Beneath my tutu, I...
  • Anger over RyanCare now overshadowing ObamaCare

    Anger over RyanCare now overshadowing ObamaCare
    Dan Webster would be hard-pressed to make himself heard in a library. So the soft-spoken congressman didn't have a chance Tuesday when his town-hall meeting turned into a political food fight. It seems liberal activists learned a lesson from the tea...
  • Closer look: Florida's congressional delegation

    Florida Delegation The 2010 midterm elections produced a new senator and eight new House members to represent Florida. Only one of the newcomers is a Democrat. Delegation total: 2 senators and 25 House members In 2009/2010: Florida Republicans...
  • The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida: Familiar name at top of list

    The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida: Familiar name at top of list
    Collectively, they control tens of thousands of jobs, billions of dollars in tax money, a sports franchise — and one very famous mouse. They are the region's power players. And today we unveil the Top 10 in our rundown of "The 25 Most Powerful...
  • Florida's congressional delegation faces tough task in working together

    Florida's congressional delegation faces tough task in working together
    Can the Florida members of Congress find a way to get along? After a bruising campaign marked by attack ads and charges of extremism, Sen.-elect Marco Rubio and seven new House members will be sworn into office Wednesday to join a Florida delegation...
  • Puerto Rican leaders vie for 'seat at table' with political-action committee

    Puerto Rican leaders vie for 'seat at table' with political-action committee
    In the days following the general election, it quickly became clear that Puerto Rican voters helped tip the scales of political power in Central Florida. Democrat Darren Soto became the first Puerto Rican to win a state Senate seat. Lynx bus driver...