U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson is out with a new ad in the U.S. Senate race -- this time boasting about his own legislative record.
“In the past two years in Congress, I have written more bills, passed more amendments on the floor of the house and enacted more of my bills into law than any other member of the House.”
In July, PolitiFact Florida fact-checked the same claim by Grayson when he stated it in his announcement video.
It’s true that Grayson is No. 1 in writing bills and resolutions but Grayson omits some caveats. The 10 bills he sponsored ended up passing as part of other bills, not as stand-alone measures. Of those 10, all but one ultimately landed in the same bill that passed with a fairly wide margin. He had 21 amendments pass, largely on voice votes, which suggests they were not controversial matters. Congressional experts say that the sheer number of bills or amendments written and passed doesn’t tell the full story of a member’s accomplishments.
PolitiFact Florida rated his claim Mostly True.
The Orlando Democrat is battling U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter in the primary for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s seat.
Grayson’s campaign wouldn’t divulge details about the ad buy.