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Alan Grayson

Alan Grayson
A U.S. House member and Democrat who was a very vocal figure in Washington during his first two years in office. He was ousted by Republican Dan Webster in the 2010 midterm elections for the U.S. District 8 House seat. In 2012, Grayson ran for a newly-drawn District 9 House seat, and was voted back into Congress. In 2014 he was re-elected to that seat, which covers all of Osceola County, and parts of Orange and Polk counties.
A U.S. House member and Democrat who was a very vocal figure in Washington during his first two years in office. He was ousted by Republican Dan Webster in the 2010 midterm elections for the U.S. District 8 House seat. In 2012, Grayson ran for a newly-drawn District 9 House seat, and was voted back into Congress. In 2014 he was re-elected to that seat, which covers all of Osceola County, and parts of Orange and Polk counties. « Show less

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  • VA Medical Center nearly done but disputes continue

    VA Medical Center nearly done but disputes continue
    After years of squabbles and delays, the long-awaited Orlando VA Medical Center is more than 95 percent complete. If all goes as planned, the Department of Veterans Affairs will take it over in January, and the hospital will be fully operational by...
  • Grayson: House approves my tax cuts

    Grayson: House approves my tax cuts
    On Wednesday when the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act, the resolution included nine tax cut extensions that U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, says he introduced. The resolution, introduced by U.S. Rep....
  • `Cromnibus' includes money for Everglades, Hoover Dike

    Eight of ten Florida Democrats in the U.S. House voted against a giant spending bill to keep the federal government funded, despite pleas for passage by the White House.  But 12 of 17 Florida Republicans voted “yes,” while citing funding for...
  • Congress bestows favors for Florida

    WASHINGTON -- While wrapping up its least productive session in modern history, Congress approved some small-but-significant measures of special concern to Floridians and is expected to renew a sales-tax deduction that affects 2 million Florida families....
  • Pricey governor's race, pot question top Florida ballot

    Pricey governor's race, pot question top Florida ballot
    The record-setting $200 million race for governor and a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana have pumped up the stakes for Tuesday's election, but many voters still may stay away. It's a mid-term election — the kind that people...
  • Rubio blasts Senate Dems' CIA report

    Rubio blasts Senate Dems' CIA report
    UPDATED Dec. 10 4:23 pm with comments from U.S. Rep. Bill Posey. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, blasted Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for releasing its 518-page report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program. In...
  • Grayson: Protect vets from foreclosure

    Grayson: Protect vets from foreclosure
    A law that protects returning veterans from having their homes foreclosed for a year after they leave the service expires at the end of the year and U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, has introduced legislation to make the benefit permanent. Grayson...
  • Legislature's redistricting fix would make minor political changes

    Legislature's redistricting fix would make minor political changes
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is slated to pass a court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts next week that won't be a game-changer for Democrats. Both the House and Senate's redistricting committees signed off on an identical new...
  • Legislature convenes rushed redistricting special session

    Legislature convenes rushed redistricting special session
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers released a re-drawn congressional map Thursday which would shift the contours of seven U.S. House districts spread throughout Central Florida. On the first day of a court-ordered special session, House Speaker Will Weatherford,...
  • Florida Legislature passes 'nonpartisan' congressional map

    Florida Legislature passes 'nonpartisan' congressional map
    TALLAHASSEE -- Under court-order to redraw a partisan-tainted congressional map, the Florida Legislature passed a new plan Monday that tweaks seven seats in the hope of avoiding election chaos later this month.   Lawmakers were forced to re-draw the...
  • Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards

    Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's re-drawn congressional map intentionally favors Republicans in violation of the anti-gerrymandering standards voters approved in 2010 and will have to be re-drawn, according to a ruling late Thursday from a Tallahassee judge....