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Rep. Alan Grayson

Former Representative for Florida’s 9th District

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.

Photo of Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Grayson.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 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.

Enacted Legislation

Grayson was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Grayson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (41%) Economics and Public Finance (22%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Education (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Grayson recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Grayson voted Aye

Passed 236/178 on Feb 10, 2016.

The House passed a bill, originally filed in the House _Science_ Committee, that many critics contend is _anti_-science. H.R. 3293, the Scientific Research in the …

Grayson voted No

Grayson voted No

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. …

Grayson voted Nay

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Grayson voted No

Grayson voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December …

Grayson voted Nay

Grayson voted Aye

Grayson voted Aye

Missed Votes

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, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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