Representative Alan Grayson's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Alan Grayson
Current Office: U.S. House - District 9, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for U.S. House - District 9
Primary Aug. 26, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Lolita; 5 Children: Skye, Star, Sage, Storm, Stone
Birth Date: 03/12/1958
Birth Place: New York, NY
Home City: Orlando, FL
Jorge Bonilla

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Republican

Laura Janay

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Independent

Carol Platt

(Announced)

Republican

Nicholas Ruiz III

(Announced)

Democratic

Peter Vivaldi

(Potential)

Republican

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Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 29% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 14% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 86% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 15% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 15% 2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 9% 2010 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100% 2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 0% 2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 8% 2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 94% 2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 7% 2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 6% 2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100% 2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 2% 2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 96% 2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 10% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5% 2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 6% 2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 6% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 7% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 21% 2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100 2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 0% 2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax -1

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100% 2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0% 2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 25% 2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 13% 2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 91% 2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 82% 2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 37% 2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 0% 2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 26% 2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100% 2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 100% 2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 33% 2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 55% 2009-2010 School Nutrition Association - Positions (House Only) 100% 2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 0% 2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 89% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5% 2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 100% 2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 20% 2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 33% 2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 5% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 5% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20% 2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 29% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 28% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 14% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 18% 2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 21% 2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 15% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 15% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30% 2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 40 2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 2% 2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 4% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 11% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 11% 2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 0% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 25% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 61% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 17% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 39% 2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 29% 2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 7% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 11% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 11% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 5% 2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 6% 2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 6% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 17% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 17% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 15% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 15% 2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 0% 2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 0% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 4% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 4% 2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 10% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 37% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 36% 2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 37% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 35% 2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 6% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 7% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 21% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 21% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 7% 2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 0% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 20% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 20% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 30% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 30% 2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 15%

Foreign Affairs

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 79% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 18% 2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 84% 2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 20% 2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 78% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 17% 2010 Peace Action - Positions 86% 2010 Peace Action West - Positions 86% 2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 60% 2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 83% 2009-2010 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 83% 2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -5% 2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 40% 2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 20% 2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 50% 2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 58% 2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 62% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 35% 2009 NewPolicy.org - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy 0% 2009 Peace Action West - Positions 69% 2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3% 2008 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score F 2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A 2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%

Health and Health Care

2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 100% 2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 0% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100% 2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0% 2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 100% 2010 American Public Health Association - Positions 100% 2010 American Society for Radiation Oncology - U.S. House Score 100% 2010 National Association of Social Workers - House of Representatives Score 100% 2010 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 33% 2009-2010 American Hospital Association - Positions 0% 2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 50% 2009-2010 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - House of Representatives Score 100% 2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 100% 2009 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions on AIDS Drug Assistance 40% 2009 American Nurses Association - Positions 100% 2009 American Public Health Association - Positions 100% 2009 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 100% 2009 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 88% 2009 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100% 2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 66%

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 75% 2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 75% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 95% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 83% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 83% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 91% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 91% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 95% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 95% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 95% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 86% 2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 79% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 69% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 78% 2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 72% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 71% 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 7 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 7 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 38% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 38% 2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 63% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 64% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 62% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 59% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Social

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20% 2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 75% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 83% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 95% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 95% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 91% 2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100% 2013 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 79% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 28% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 69% 2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 11% 2010 Liberty Central - Positions on Conservative Issues F 2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 71% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 25% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 11% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 11% 2010 Vote Kids - Positions 100% 2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 60% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 5% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 5% 2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 100% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 6% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 6% 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 7 2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 100% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 17% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 17% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 15% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 15% 2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 4% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 38% 2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 59% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 37% 2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 21% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 7% 2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 66% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 20% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 30% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 20% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 30% 2009 Vote Kids - Positions 100%

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