Domestic incident was caught on video, Rep. Grayson's lawyer says

Domestic incident was caught on video, Rep. Grayson's lawyer says

ORLANDO, Fla., March 5 (UPI) -- The attorney for Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., said an alleged shoving incident, involving Grayson and his wife, was captured on surveillance video.
House members don't want Clapper handling NSA reforms

House members don't want Clapper handling NSA reforms

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle said Monday they don't want intelligence chief James Clapper overseeing reform of the nation's surveillance programs.
Rep. Grayson a victim in scam

Rep. Grayson a victim in scam

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., lost $18 million to a scheme by a Virginia man who bilked more than 100 investors of $35 million, Politico reported Tuesday.

Anti-drone activist's U.S. visa held up

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- An anti-drone activist said he's been denied a U.S. visa ahead of a planned trip to bring surviving victims of a strike in Pakistan to testify before Congress.
Fla. Democrat: Palin 'half-baked Alaskan'

Fla. Democrat: Palin 'half-baked Alaskan'

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., calls Sarah Palin a "half-baked Alaskan" in a response to her endorsement of his Republican challenger.

Florida's Grayson in hot water over ad

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A Florida congressman is being accused of taking his opponent's words out of context for use in a campaign ad.

Delay in Fla. foreclosures sought

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Foreclosures being handled by three Florida law firms should be temporarily halted, a congressman says.

Rep. Grayson apologizes for 'whore' remark

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A Florida congressman issued a written apology Tuesday for a disparaging remark he made about an aide to the chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Grayson stands by 'die quickly' remark

Grayson stands by 'die quickly' remark

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., says he won't back down from his remark that the Republican healthcare plan would call for sick people to "die quickly."

Biden stumps in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden stumped in Florida for two congressional members, telling audiences the economic stimulus the two voted for helped Florida teachers

Rep. Keller survives tough Fla. primary

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Florida Rep. Ric Keller has survived a tough Republican primary despite an opponent's claim he is violating a term-limit pledge.

Iraq fraud case results in $10M judgment

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. court jury said a Virginia company should pay more than $10 million for bilking the federal government in contracts involving Iraq reconstruction.
Alan Grayson
Freshman Congressman Alan Grayson, D-FL, waves to guests as members prepare to be sworn in for the 111th Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 6, 2009. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Harvard Kennedy School (M.P.P.) Harvard Law School (J.D.)

Alan Mark Grayson (born March 13, 1958) is an American attorney who is currently serving as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 8th congressional district. The district includes just over half of Orlando, including Downtown, as well as Celebration, Walt Disney World and part of Ocala. A progressive Democrat, Grayson defeated Ric Keller, a four-term incumbent Republican in the 2008 congressional election. He is currently running for re-election against Republican Daniel Webster.

Grayson was born in the Bronx, New York. He graduated from Bronx High School of Science and worked his way through Harvard University as a janitor and nightwatchman, graduating summa cum laude in three years. He was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He returned to Harvard for graduate studies. Within four years, he earned a law degree with honors from Harvard Law School, a masters in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and completed the course work and passed the general exams for a Ph.D. in government.

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