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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 pushes expanded family leave policies

    Grayson pushes expanded family leave policies
    U.S. Rep Alan Grayson teamed up Tuesday with organizers behind Orange County's paid sick time effort to push for an expansion of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, which turns 20 years old. The firebrand Orlando Democrat and several Organize...
  • Report: Congressional candidate's bad-check charge denied in 2010

    Report: Congressional candidate's bad-check charge denied in 2010
    Republican 9th Congressional District candidate Peter Vivaldi of Orlando did not disclose a 1989 felony bad-check charge arrest when he applied to then-Gov. Charlie Crist to be appointed to an open Orange CountyCommission seat, the conservative Florida...
  • Alan Grayson: Syria is not our responsibility

    Alan Grayson: Syria is not our responsibility
    Congressman Alan Grayson is having none of the Obama administration's arguments that the United States needs to intervene in Syria. "It's simply not our responsibility. We're not the world's policeman," the Orlando Democrat said Monday on CNN. "We're in...
  • Grayson says 61,000 have signed anti-bombing petition

    Grayson says 61,000 have signed anti-bombing petition
    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, reported Friday that his "Don't Bomb Syria" petition has attracted more than 61,000 signatures since he posted it earlier this week. “The Grayson Army does not support ‘humanitarian bombing,’" Grayson...
  • Grayson's daily schedule turns into Syria, Syria, Syria

    Grayson's daily schedule turns into Syria, Syria, Syria
    WASHINGTON -- The prospects of a U.S. strike on Syria may be dimming but that hasn’t stopped U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson from doing what he can to ensure it never happens. In the last 11 hours, the Orlando Democrat has been a blur, appearing at...
  • Grayson, Buchanan among top 50 richest members of Congress

    Grayson, Buchanan among top 50 richest members of Congress
    WASHINGTON -- Two Florida lawmakers -- U.S. Reps. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, and Vern Buchanan, R-Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key -- are among the 50 wealthiest members of Congress, according to the latest annual rankings released here by CQ Roll Call. ...
  • Despite economic recovery, gender pay gap remains

    Despite economic recovery, gender pay gap remains
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida has a checkered past when it comes to social-equality movements such as women's suffrage or gay rights, more laggard than leader. So if there was a bright spot on the American Association of University Women's income-gap...
  • Obamacare drives talk on WFTV, WRBW, News 13

    Obamacare drives talk on WFTV, WRBW, News 13
    In local public-affairs television this weekend, the Affordable Care Act, which is known as Obamacare, will be discussed on three programs. The lineup of guests and programs: State Rep. Joe Saunders, D-Orlando, and former state Rep. Scott Plakon, R-...
  • Swift Justice: Prenups, veterans' affairs and civil action

    Dear Jackie, My husband from a second marriage and I signed a prenup whereby we would each keep our separate personal property and real estate property in our own names, bank accounts included, even if the marriage was to end. I have kept a bank...
  • Florida lawmakers trade jabs on Day 1 of the shutdown

    WASHINGTON -- With hope fading for a quick end to the government shutdown, members of Florida’s congressional delegation spent much of Tuesday preparing for the long haul -- while also taking time to blame the other side for the first federal...
  • Grayson calls DOMA ruling 'a historic step in the fight for equality'

    Grayson calls DOMA ruling 'a historic step in the fight for equality'
    Another statement in praise of the U.S. Supreme Court's DOMA ruling, this one from U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando. Like an earlier release from state Rep. Linda Stewart, Grayson's statement is no surprise. Only surprise may be that other local Dems...
  • Challengers beginning to emerge to run against Grayson

    Challengers beginning to emerge to run against Grayson
    While no one with a big name is stepping forward yet, three candidates have recently filed and a fourth is talking about it, to take on U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, in Congressional District 9. The district, which brought the firebrand-liberal...