Thursday, April 18, 2024

283 Alan Grayson
Member - Florida's 8th district - United States House of Representatives

Alan Grayson is an American attorney who is currently serving as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 8th congressional district.

His committee assignments include The United States House Committee on Financial Services (also referred to as the House Banking Committee) oversees the entire financial services industry, including the securities, insurance, banking, and housing industries and a Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government-Sponsored Enterprises.

During his first term in office, Grayson supported Ron Paul's Audit the Fed legislation. Grayson gained attention for exchanges with Federal Reserve System Vice Chairman Donald Kohn and Inspector General Elizabeth A. Coleman.

In March 2009, following the AIG bonus payments controversy, Grayson joined with fellow freshman Democrat Jim Himes of Connecticut to introduce the Grayson-Himes Pay for Performance Act, legislation to require that all bonuses paid by companies that had received funds under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 be "based on performance". The bill was co-sponsored by eight other members of the House. On March 26, the bill was approved by the House Financial Services Committee by a vote of 38-22 and on April 1, the bill was passed by the full House of Representatives by a vote of 247-171.

Grayson is a co-sponsor of the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009, which would provide addition provisions to audit the Federal Reserve, including removing several key exemptions.