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Sued those who profited illegally from the war in Iraq

In the early 1990s, Alan took leave from the practice of law to start a business. Alan was the first President of IDT Corp., a telecom/internet company.

Later, Alan decided to leave that business, and return to the practice of law. Alan began to represent whistleblowers who witnessed fraud against the Government. Alan is the only attorney to bring a fraud case to trial against those who profited illegally from the war in Iraq, and win.

Source: 2018 Congress FL-9 election website GraysonForCongress.com , Apr 20, 2018

Made his name fighting against contractor fraud in Iraq

Grayson sees no problem in voting to cut Medicare benefits or to spend the US into a huge deficit. He votes with his party leaders 98% of the time and loyally supported ObamaCare, the stimulus package, regulation of the financial industry, and raising the debt limit. He supports federal funding of abortions.

He made his name fighting against contractor fraud in Iraq. As we noted in "Outrage", he deserves credit for his whistle-blowing efforts. Too bad he's done nothing good since!

Source: Take Back America, by Dick Morris, p.210-211 , Apr 13, 2010

The War in Iraq has not made us safer

Alan favors ending the War in Iraq as quickly as possible, because:
Source: 2008 House campaign website graysonforcongress.com, “Issues” , Nov 4, 2008

Voted NO on net neutrality: don't regulate the internet.

Grayson voted NAY Military Aid to Syrian Opposition

Congressional Summary: H Amdt 1141 authorizes training and equipping appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition; requires detailed reports (including progress reports) on the plan, vetting process, and procedures for monitoring unauthorized end-use of provided training and equipment; and permits the Secretary of Defense to accept foreign contributions.

Statement in support by Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA-25): I offer an amendment to HJ.124 to provide authority to train and equip elements of the Syrian opposition in order to defend the Syrian people from attacks by ISIL and to protect the US and our friends and allies. ISIL is a clear and present threat to our allies across the Middle East and to the US. The President has requested the authority to train and equip nongovernmental entities fighting in the non-U.S.-led operation in Syria. There is no doubt that any strategy to defeat ISIL must contain a Syrian component. I believe that there are options to defeat ISIL in Syria short of a major U.S.-led combat operation. But the window of opportunity is closing.

Statement in opposition by Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY-13): I don't see where the President needs authority to do what we are about to allow him to do because of a threat to the US. I haven't come close, in convincing [myself or my constituents] that training people overseas, that we don't know, to fight ISIS is in their best national interest. Already we have lost trillions of dollars and over 6,000 lives in this area, and I don't think we have yet to declare war. This honorable body [should] determine whether or not any enemy is a threat to the US and that we are going to go to war with them, that we should force every American to evaluate whether or not they believe that they are prepared to make sacrifices.

Legislative outcome: Amendment passed House 273-156-9 on 17-Sep-2014.

Source: Congressional vote 14-HJR124 on Sep 16, 2014

Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program.

Grayson signed Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act

    Expresses the sense of Congress that:
  1. diplomatic efforts to address Iran's illicit nuclear efforts, unconventional and ballistic missile development programs, and support for international terrorism are more likely to be effective if the President is empowered with explicit authority to impose additional sanctions on the government of Iran;
  2. US concerns regarding Iran are strictly the result of that government's actions; and
  3. the people of the United States have feelings of friendship for the people of Iran and regret that developments in recent decades have created impediments to that friendship.
    States that it should be US policy to:
  1. support international diplomatic efforts to end Iran's uranium enrichment program and its nuclear weapons program;
  2. encourage foreign governments to direct state-owned and private entities to cease all investment in, and support of, Iran's energy sector and all exports of refined petroleum products to Iran;
  3. impose sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran and any other Iranian financial institution engaged in proliferation activities or support of terrorist groups; and
  4. work with allies to protect the international financial system from deceptive and illicit practices by Iranian financial institutions involved in proliferation activities or support of terrorist groups.
Source: S.908&HR.2194 2009-S908 on Apr 30, 2009

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