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Rep. Michael Grimm

Former Representative for New York’s 11th District

Grimm was the representative for New York’s 11th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2013 to 2014.

He was previously the representative for New York’s 13th congressional district as a Republican from 2011 to 2012.


In 2014 Grimm pleaded guilty to tax evasion after having been investigated for violating federal campaign finance laws by soliciting and accepting prohibited campaign contributions, causing false information to be included in campaign finance reports, and improperly seeking assistance from a foreign national in soliciting campaign contributions in exchange for offering to use his official position to assist that individual in obtaining a green card. This plea came three years after the Office of Congressional Ethics began an investigation of the allegations. Grimm resigned in January 2015 and served seven months in prison.

Nov. 26, 2014 House Committee on Ethics deferred to the Department of Justice
2014 Grimm pleaded guilty to tax evasion.
2015 Resigned and served seven months in prison.
Photo of Rep. Michael Grimm [R-NY11, 2013-2014]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Grimm.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Grimm is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 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 Grimm sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Grimm was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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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

Grimm sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (19%) Taxation (19%) Transportation and Public Works (15%) International Affairs (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (4%)

Recent Bills

Some of Grimm’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Grimm’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Nay H.Con.Res. 105 (113th): Prohibiting the President from deploying or maintaining United States Armed Forces in a sustained combat role in ...
Jul 25, 2014. Passed 370/40.
Nay H.R. 2362 (112th): Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011
Jul 23, 2012. Failed 222/160.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant legislative change to the U.S. patent system since the ...
Nay H.R. 2017 (112th): Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012
Jun 2, 2011. Passed 231/188.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2014, Grimm missed 113 of 2,810 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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