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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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  • Grayson, Platt in sharp contrast in congressional race

    Grayson, Platt in sharp contrast in congressional race
    High-energy, brash and unapologetic liberal icon U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson and his challenger, soft-spoken, conservative, behind-the-scenes Republican activist Carol Platt offer voters in congressional District 9 a clear contrast of policies and...
  • 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. ┬áBut 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...
  • Central Florida members of Congress all get re-elected

    Central Florida members of Congress all get re-elected
    A drama-free congressional campaign season ended Tuesday with Central Florida incumbents U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson easily defeating Republican challenger Carol Platt and U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster turning back Democratic challenger Michael "Mac" McKenna....
  • Grayson to give flags to high schools

    Grayson to give flags to high schools
    After being best known for fiery, liberal, often very-minority positions on issues ranging from Obamacare to U.S. bombing raids on ISIS in Syria, and from workers rights to federal Ebola response, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, made his re-election TV...
  • Club For Growth starts Rubio campaign

    Club For Growth starts Rubio campaign
    The dust from 2014's general election has officially settled. Club For Growth, the conservative political action committee, announced today it is backing U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and five other senators for re-election in 2016. The Club solicits and...
  • Competing sides gear up as Obama pledges action on immigration

    Competing sides gear up as Obama pledges action on immigration
    As the immigration debate heats up in Washington, several Central Florida groups are banding together to push President Barack Obama to follow through on his pledge to take executive action to save millions from deportation. Obama said he would focus on...
  • 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...
  • 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...