Congressman Alan Grayson

Representing the 9th District of Florida

Press Releases

Apr 11, 2014 Press Release
In Case You Missed It: Grayson Column in Tampa Bay Times
I believe that every Floridian who is sick should be able to see a doctor. Every person should get the necessary care to stay healthy and alive. Sadly, not every Floridian can afford health care. One of my constituents, Charlene Dill, could not afford it. Last month, at 32, Charlene died of heart disease, leaving her three young children behind.
Apr 8, 2014 Press Release
Republicans Demonstrate Opposition to Pay Equality by Blocking Vote
Equal Pay Day marks the date when the average woman’s wage finally catches up to the average men’s wage made in the previous year. Nationally, women earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. The National Women’s Law Center notes that the wage gap for women of color is even greater in Florida. For every dollar earned by a white male, Hispanic women earn a measly 58.3 cents, while African American women earn only 61.8 cents. According to the National Partnership for Women & Families, Florida women, who are employed full-time, will lose a combined $17.3 billion annually as a result of the wage gap.
Apr 8, 2014 Press Release
Los Republicanos muestran su oposición a la igualdad salarial bloqueando voto en la Cámara
“La actual brecha salarial es algo que nos debe preocupar a todos,” dijo Grayson. “Cuando las mujeres reciben menor paga, tienen menos dinero para sostener nuestra economía. Hoy, cerca de la mitad de todos los trabajadores en nuestra economía son mujeres. Cuarenta porciento de las mujeres trabajadoras son ahora el principal sostén de sus familias. El éxito de la economía de nuestro país depende de la seguridad económica de la mujer.”
Apr 2, 2014 Press Release
Legislation Includes Hurricane Forecasting Improvement Program
A weather forecasting bill amended by Congressman Alan Grayson (FL-09) passed the U.S. House of Representatives last night. Grayson amended H.R. 2413 the ‘Weather Forecasting Improvement Act of 2014’ during a Science, Space, and Technology Environment Subcommittee mark-up to include a program focused on improving hurricane forecasting. In its final form, H.R. 2413 establishes a research program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to “develop and extend accurate hurricane forecasts and warnings in order to reduce loss of life, injury, and damage to the economy.”
Mar 31, 2014 Press Release
Focused on Arts and Humanities Opportunities
Workshop for non-profit organizations, municipalities, higher education institutes, and other non-profit groups interested in arts and humanities grants
Mar 24, 2014 Press Release
Representative Supports Democracy in Venezuela, Holding Maduro Regime Officials Accountable
Congressman Alan Grayson (FL-09) has signed on to the ‘Venezuelan Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act’ (H.R.4229). The legislation supports democracy in Venezuela and seeks to hold the Maduro Regime accountable for its human rights violations.
Mar 24, 2014 Press Release
El representante se expresa en apoyo a la democracia en Venezuela, y les pide cuentas a los oficiales del régimen de Maduro
El congresista Alan Grayson (FL-09) coauspició la ley ‘Solidaridad con la Libertad y Democracia Venezolana’ (H.R.4229, Venezuelan Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act en ingles). La legislación apoya la democracia en Venezuela y busca hacer responsable al régimen de Maduro por las violaciones cometidas contra los derechos humanos.
Mar 12, 2014 Press Release
Read Rep. Grayson's letter urging President Obama to quell the continued violence in Venezuela.
Feb 28, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Alan Grayson Worked to Strengthen Legislation
A resolution calling for an end to violent crackdowns on peaceful protestors in Venezuela passed out of the House Foreign Affair’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere this morning. Congressman Alan Grayson (FL-09) is an original co-sponsor of the resolution, and worked with its author, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) to strengthen the legislation before it was introduced.