Grayson, a Democrat, was the representative for Florida’s 9th congressional district from 2013 to 2016.
He was previously the representative for Florida’s 8th congressional district (2009-2010).
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. The House Committee on Ethics recommended further review; however due to a loss in the 2016 election, the investigation was ended.
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. See full analysis methodology.
Grayson was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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 about one third or more 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 ...
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H.R. 4127: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Dec 1, 2015. Passed 364/58.
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
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 the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
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 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.R. 4681 (113th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Dec 10, 2014. Passed 325/100.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.Res. 1766 (111th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the ...
Dec 16, 2010. Passed 214/201.
S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
H.Res. 1500 (111th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 4899) making emergency supplemental appropriations for ...
Jul 1, 2010. Passed 215/210.
H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
H.R. 2346 (111th): Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009
May 14, 2009. Passed 368/60.
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. ProPublica has tracked 21 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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