Grayson was the representative for Florida’s 9th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2013 to 2016.
He was previously the representative for Florida’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 2009 to 2010.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 2015 Grayson was investigated for numerous alleged violations, the majority of which relate to his leadership and ownership of a hedge fund and law firms, omissions from his annual financial disclosure forms, and the use of official resources for unofficial purposes. He lost the 2016 election.
|Apr. 5, 2016||House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the Committee on Ethics further review the allegations|
|Jan. 3, 2017||House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and Rep. Grayson's response.|
|Jan. 2, 2017||House Committee on Ethics reported that the end of the member's term ended the committee's jurisdiction.|
Read our 2016 Report Card for Grayson.
Grayson is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2016 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Grayson sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 2011 to Dec 30, 2016. See full analysis methodology.
Grayson was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Grayson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Grayson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6535 (114th): Nuclear Sanity Act
- H.R. 6505 (114th): Andrew Joseph III Act of 2016
- H.R. 6506 (114th): To provide that the President shall be financially responsible for any additional ...
- H.R. 6507 (114th): To amend section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly known ...
- H.R. 6467 (114th): Use It or Choose It Act of 2016
- H.J.Res. 105 (114th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to treat ...
- H.R. 6405 (114th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for one ...
From Jan 2009 to Dec 2016, Grayson missed 129 of 4,184 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2016. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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