Larry Bucshon

Larry Bucshon

INDIANA's 8th DISTRICT

Dr. Bucshon Votes to Assert Congress’ Authority on Regulations

2015/07/28

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, a bill subjecting any executive branch rule or regulation with an annual economic impact of $100 million or more to an up-or-down vote in Congress.  

“In a landmark decision last month, the Supreme Court overturned EPA regulations on coal-fired power plants citing the agency’s failure to consider the potential cost and impact on states and consumers. As the Administration continues to legislate via regulation, it’s critical that Congress – the American people – have an up or down vote on these costly regulations before they are implemented. 

“Unfortunately much of the regulatory process is currently controlled by agencies in the Executive Branch. In fact, the Administration has implemented nearly 500 major regulations at a combined cost of $625 billion to the American economy. This regulatory overreach is creating uncertainty for job creators and making it difficult for middle class families to get ahead. The REINs Act asserts Congress’ authority to make sure that regulations out of the executive branch are fair and don’t come at an enormous cost to the American people.”

The REINS Act was introduced by Congressman Todd Young (IN-9) and Senator Rand Paul (KY). More information about the bill can be accessed here.

Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his third term representing Indiana's 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick 

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2015 Dubois County Job Fair

2015/07/20

Hosted by: U.S. Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. in coordination with WorkOne Southwest, the Jasper Chamber of Commerce, Vincennes University Jasper Campus, and the City of Jasper. 

When: August 28th, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM ETWhere: Ruxer Gym on Vincennes University Jasper Campus - 850 College Avenue, Jasper, Indiana 47546

Employer Setup:  11:00 am to 1:00 pmVeterans-Only Hour: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pmKick-off Speeches: 2:00 pmOpen to Public: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please Note:  There is no charge for participating in this event.

*Employers can register for the job fair by filling out the Job Fair Registration Form located here - bucshon.house.gov/job-fair-registration.

*Job seekers can register for the job fair by filling out the Job Seeker Registration Form located here - http://bucshon.house.gov/jobseeker_registration.

**For more information, please contact Erin Pugh at 812-232-0523 or at erin.pugh@mail.house.gov.

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Dr. Bucshon Comments on Planned Parenthood Video

2015/07/15

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. released the follow statement in response to a video that surfaced this week documenting Planned Parenthood’s inhumane practice of selling the organs and limbs of unborn children following abortions:

“As a father of four and physician who operated on babies as young as 22 weeks gestation, I find this callous disregard for human life absolutely appalling. I’ve always supported ending federal funding to abortion clinics like Planned Parenthood. Now that we have evidence of this organization profiting off of the death of unborn children, this effort has never been more important. I’m happy to see Congressional leaders call for an investigation and will do everything I can to make sure those involved are held accountable.”

On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, of which Dr. Bucshon is a member, announced an investigation into the video.

In 2011, Dr. Bucshon gave a floor speech in support of an Amendment preventing federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood. In addition, Dr. Bucshon is cosponsor of a bill to prevent Title X federal grants from going to abortion providers.

Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his third term representing Indiana's 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick Counties. 

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Dr. Bucshon Comments on President Obama's Iran Deal

2015/07/15

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. released the follow statement in response to the final nuclear agreement with Iran announced by President Obama on Tuesday:

“It’s clear that President Obama completely abandoned every benchmark the Administration set at the beginning of these negotiations in what can only be called a ‘giveaway’ to the Iranian regime.

“The President has consistently negotiated from a position of weakness putting far too much trust in the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism that has history of cheating past agreements, has vowed to eliminate Israel, and continues to promote anti-American rhetoric.

“The failed negotiations by this administration have not only preserved Iran’s nuclear program, this deal puts billions of dollars into the hands of organizations that kill Americans, provides no substantial assurances for verification, and actually makes it easier for Russia to deal weapons to Iran by lifting the arms embargo.

“Despite the President’s attempt to sell this agreement as the only alternative to war, we can strengthen our negotiating position by tightening our sanctions on Iran that have already been effective. I cannot support an agreement that puts our national security at risk, jeopardizes the safety of the American people and our allies, or spurs a nuclear arms race in this unstable region. Congress should reject this deal in its current form.”

Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his third term representing Indiana's 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.  

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Read President Obama's Iran Deal

2015/07/14

The Administration announced a deal with Iran, but it seems like a "giveaway" to the Iranian regime. I'm fundamentally skeptical that any agreement can be reached with Iran, the leading state sponsor of terrorism and regime that continues to promote anti-American rhetoric, has vowed to eliminate Israel, and has a history of deceit. I also don’t buy the Administration’s rhetoric that we have only two choices: a bad deal or war. 

Moving forward, Congress has the opportunity and obligation to review this deal in full. That being said, I cannot support an agreement that puts our national security at risk, jeopardizes the safety of the American people and our allies, or spurs a nuclear arms race in this unstable region. I also believe Congress should reject this deal in its current form.

As we debate this agreement, I want you to have an opportunity to read it and share your thoughts.

Here's the text in full: 

In your opinion, do you believe this agreement is in the best interest of the United States? Yes No   Do you trust that Iran will abide by the terms of an agreement with the United States? Yes No   Do you support the agreement it its current form as negotiated by the Obama Administration? Yes No   In your opinion, should the United States pursue any form of nuclear agreement with Iran? Yes No

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2015/07/14

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Dr. Bucshon Comments on 21st Century Cures Passage

2015/07/10

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Friday, the House passed landmark legislation to accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of life-saving and life-improving treatments for the nearly 10,000 diseases without known cures. H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, is the product of more than two dozen roundtables and listening sessions across the country over the past year and has garnered widespread support amongst doctors, patients, experts, advocates, and medical innovators.  

Eighth District Congressman and member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Larry Bucshon, M.D. released the following statement after H.R. 6 passed:

“This is one of the most important initiatives I’ve been a part of since coming to Congress,” said Bucshon. “As a physician, I’ve seen far too many patients and families face the agony of battling one of the thousands of diseases that currently don’t have a cure. We’ve all been touched in some way by this feeling of hopelessness, whether it’s a friend, family member, or someone in our community. 21st Century Cures gives patients who might be uncertain for what the future might hold, hope for the future. This landmark legislation will undoubtedly improve the lives of patients across the country. What greater calling do we have than to help our fellow citizens live a happier, more prosperous life?”

On Thursday, Dr. Bucshon delivered a floor speech urging support of 21st Century Cures and shared the story of Ann Seitz, the late wife of Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz, who passed away in 2010 after a two year battle with ALS. Video of the speech can be accessed here - https://youtu.be/YwilAHVHyHA.

H.R. 6 passed the House by a vote of 344 to 77.

BACKGROUND ON H.R. 6 (via the Energy and Commerce Committee):

The pace of scientific advancement over the past two decades, including the mapping of the human genome, has been impressive, giving us a myriad of genetic clues about the underpinnings of disease. Translating these discoveries into new treatments for patients, however, has proven to be difficult. H.R. 6 accelerates the discovery, development and delivery of life-saving and life-improving therapies, and transforms the quest for faster cures by:

Removing barriers to increased research collaboration:

Experts agree that more collaboration and access to data will produce faster cures and therapies. While protecting patient privacy, H.R. 6 breaks down existing barriers to sharing and analyzing the growing amount of health data generated in research and clinical settings.

Incorporating the patient perspective into the drug development and regulatory review process:

H.R. 6 strengthens the FDA’s ability to take the direct experience of patients with particular diseases and conditions, and the effect of their current therapies and use that data to modify and improve potential treatments.

Measuring success and identifying diseases earlier through personalized medicine:

H.R. 6 provides guidance for the broader, more collaborative development, understanding, and utilization of drug development tools such as biomarkers, which can be used for earlier assessment of how a particular therapy is working and on whom. H.R. 6 would advance personalized medicine, making sure patients can be treated based on their unique characteristics at the appropriate time.

Modernizing clinical trials:

Personalized medicine allows researchers to design more targeted clinical trials that can produce results faster and cheaper. H.R. 6 will allow greater use of patient generated registries that speed the recruitment of participants. It will also allow researchers to screen patients in advance to determine if their genetic predisposition makes them better candidates for targeted therapies. The legislation also clears the way to use new and creative adaptive trial designs and deploy the most modern statistical and data tools, while significantly reducing existing, duplicative or unnecessary paperwork requirements.

Removing regulatory uncertainty for the development of new medical apps:

Regulatory uncertainty has slowed the development of medical apps that generate real time patient data. These apps hold tremendous promise for improving healthcare—saving time, money, and lives. H.R. 6 provides more certainty for app developers, clarifying their regulatory path moving forward and will speed the creation and deployment of these innovative health tools.

Providing new incentives for the development of drugs for rare diseases:

Small populations and a lengthy development process often make the discovery of treatments for rare diseases and conditions challenging. H.R. 6 creates new economic incentives for the development of therapies for serious and life threatening conditions, including rare diseases. New incentives will translate to more, faster cures.

Helping the entire biomedical ecosystem coordinate more efficiently to find faster cures:

Finding new cures and therapies requires more than a discovery in a laboratory. H.R. 6 creates a new coordinating mechanism to remove the choke points that slow the connections between scientific discovery, drug and device development, and how these therapies are approved and made available to patients. H.R. 6 improves the entire biomedical ecosystem ensuring the innovation infrastructure works as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Investing in 21st century science and next generation investigators:

H.R. 6 creates the “Innovation Fund,” a dedicated and offset funding stream of $1.75 billion per year for 5 years for the NIH and $110 million per year for 5 years for the FDA that will allow congressional appropriators to invest additional resources without impacting current budget caps. Since experts believe investments in younger scientists will speed the discovery of new cures, H.R. 6 also includes provisions to invest more resources in the next generation of scientists for the next generation of drugs.

H.R. 6 helps keep and create jobs here at home:

H.R. 6 is not only a patient’s bill; it is a jobs bill. The United States has led the global medical device and biopharmaceutical industries for decades, helping us become the medical innovation capital of the world and causing China and others to try to take our innovation and jobs. Because of our leadership, U.S. medical device-related employment totals over 2 million jobs, and the U.S. biopharmaceutical industry is responsible for over 4 million U.S. jobs. NIH funding currently supports over 400,000 jobs at research institutions across the country, including jobs for young scientists. The policies in H.R. 6 will help us fight off foreign competitors so we can keep these jobs, and add more, here at home.

H.R. 6 reduces the deficit by over $500 million.

Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his third term representing Indiana's 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.  

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Dr. Bucshon discusses 21st Century Cures, shares story of Seitz family on House floor

2015/07/10

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D., took to the House floor on Thursday to urge support for H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act. During his remarks, Bucshon shared the story of Ann Seitz, the late wife of Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz, who passed away in 2010 after a two year battle with ALS.

The transcript of Dr. Bucshon’s remarks is available below and video is available online here.

“Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of 21st Century Cures – an initiative that gives hope to patients and families who’ve battled or will battle one the 10,000 diseases with no known cures. 

“Like my good friend and Mayor of Jasper, Indiana Terry Seitz, who lost his wife and mother of their two daughters  - Ann Seitz - to ALS five years ago on Thanksgiving Day, the family’s favorite holiday.

“As Mayor Seitz put it, 21st Century Cures gives patients and their families the opportunity for hope and the ability to cope.

“These two things mean the world to those fighting a rare disease who face so much uncertainty about the future and what it may hold.

“21st Century Cures turns hopelessness into hope.

“Mr. Speaker, we have a real opportunity today to improve the lives of these patients across the country and we need to seize it.

“Thank you.”

Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his third term representing Indiana's 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.  

 

 

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2015/07/09

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Dr. Bucshon, Rep. Womack Introduce Bill to Combat Drug Addiction

2015/07/08

(WASHINGTON, DC) –Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) – joined by Congressman Steve Womack (R-AR) – introduced H.R. 2872, the Opioid Addiction Treatment Modernization Act, a bill to help combat the opioid abuse epidemic and ensure patients have access to appropriate treatments. 

After introduction, the Congressmen released the below statements:

“As a country, we are facing a growing, deadly opioid addiction epidemic that is tearing apart our communities,” said Congressman Bucshon. “As a physician, I’ve seen the power of addiction first hand and I understand that to effectively combat this complex problem, we need a comprehensive approach that focuses on patient needs. To accomplish that, we must work together to apply science and innovation to modernize the outdated and inadequate treatment system so that every patient – and every community – has a chance at turning the page on this devastating epidemic.” 

“Opioid abuse and opioid-related deaths are unfortunately on the rise, and our antiquated addiction treatment system has prevented us from slowing the epidemic,” said Congressman Womack.  “A patient’s treatment for opioid abuse should not be dependent on the facility he or she happens to walk into, and I am proud to join Congressman Bucshon in the fight to bring much needed reforms to the segregated opioid addiction treatment system and help ensure that opioid-dependent patients are provided with individualized, evidence-based care.”

Full text of H.R. 2872 can be found here.

BACKGROUND:

The problem:

The United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic fueled by a dramatic increase in the use of illicit prescription opioids and heroin.  Every day, 44 Americans lose their lives due to an opioid overdoses and over 35 babies are born opioid-dependent, requiring detoxification during their first few weeks of life. Recently, the rural community of Scott County, Indiana, experienced a devastating outbreak of over 135 new cases of HIV primarily due to opioid addiction. Despite investment in opioid addiction treatments at the federal level, the problem has worsened substantially.

Opioid addiction is unique among all illnesses because the federal government has legislated clinical treatment requirements.  Over the past fifty years the federal government has refined legislation and guidelines governing the treatment of opioid addiction in specialized “opioid treatment programs” (OTPs) that are permitted to offer methadone maintenance therapy.  In 2000, Congress passed the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000), which allowed physicians to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine products for the treatment of opioid addiction at Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) programs.  At that time, buprenorphine was believed to have an overall lower risk of abuse, addiction, and side effects compared to treatments, such as methadone.   Based on that belief, Congress determined that OBOTs did not need the same regulatory controls required of OTPs, and the regulations put in place for OBOTS were, therefore, far less strict those that govern Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs), which must meet federally established practice standards and be able to demonstrate compliance as part of their certification requirements. 

Moreover, OTPs almost always treat patients with methadone, and OBOTs almost always treat patients with buprenorphine. As a consequence, the treatment a patient receives is almost entirely based upon where they seek treatment rather than on their specific clinical needs. Additionally, buprenorphine has now become the third-most diverted opioid and the eighth-most diverted drug on the market. 

Both the OTP and OBOT settings provide medications (methadone and buprenorphine) that are themselves opioids and DEA Controlled Substances that can be effective opioid maintenance treatments when used responsibly. However, this opioid addiction treatment system is in need of modernization to ensure that patients are provided with the most appropriate treatments based on their clinical needs and that the standard of care in OBOTs is consistent with modern medical practice.

The Solution:

H.R. 2872, the Opioid Addiction Treatment Modernization Act, modernizes the segregated opioid addiction treatment system to ensure opioid-dependent patients are provided with individualized, evidence-based treatment by requiring that OBOT providers are trained on and provide – either directly or by referral – all FDA-approved opioid addiction treatment medications (other than methadone) based on the clinical needs of the patients, as determined by the physician. In addition, the bill requires both addiction treatment settings to provide relapse prevention medication, counseling and medication adherence monitoring, as well as develop individualized treatment plans and diversion control plans. Once enacted, healthcare professionals, working with their patients, will be able to prescribe the most appropriate treatments based upon the patients’ individual needs rather than the treatment setting they happen to enter.

Specifically, H.R. 2872 will ensure that:

  • All physicians and licensed or certified practitioners employed in OBOTs are trained on opioid detoxification and the use of all FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid dependence and overdose.
  • All OBOT practices obtain informed consent from their patients about the available treatment options, including their potential benefits and risks, consistent with practice in OTPs. 
  • All patients receiving treatment in an OBOT receive initial and periodic assessments that take in to account their unique history and psychosocial characteristics, consistent with current practice in OTPs and current medical practice.
  • Physicians and licensed or certified practitioners treating patients in OBOTs develop individualized treatment plans based upon the patient’s assessment that must include selected medication, a plan for preventing relapse, and an overdose reversal plan.
  • OBOTS are capable of providing directly, or by referral, all FDA-approved opioid addiction treatment medications.
  • All patients in OBOTs receive medication adherence and substance use monitoring, to detect illicit opioid use, as well as adherence to their prescribed medication regimen.
  • OBOTs, like OTPs, maintain a Diversion Control Plan that contains specific measures to reduce the risk for diversion of controlled substances.
  • Physicians and licensed or certified practitioners treating patients in OBOTs certify compliance with these provisions and that HHS has clarified authority to conduct inspections and sanction OBOTs for noncompliance.
  • The General Accounting Office performs a thorough review of opioid addiction treatment services in the United States within one-year of enactment of this bill, and every five years, thereafter.
  • With the introduction of the bill, a working group will be initiated to bring together key players from the addiction community to refine the legislation.

STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT:

“The membership of the National Council for Behavioral Health is committed to being a leader in advancing the most effective community-based treatment of opioid addiction.  We thank Congressman Bucshon for his leadership in focusing upon the need for expanding access to effective treatment.  We look forward to working with him in refining this draft legislation to advance and expand access to opioid addiction treatment.” – Linda Rosenberg, MSW, President and CEO, the National Council for Behavioral Health.

“I look forward to working with Congressman Bucshon, Congressman Womack, and my colleagues in the addiction treatment community to find a path forward that advances access to effective opioid addiction treatments.  Progress will not come easily, but we really have no choice if we are to turn the current trends around.” – H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, former Director of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.

“Across our country the opioid overdose epidemic is spreading at an alarming rate, devastating many communities.  Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is grateful to Congressmen Bucshon and Womack for introducing legislation to address aspects of this major crisis and we look forward to working with them and the other members of the workgroup on advancing more evidence-based solutions to help our communities and the nation.”  - Gen. Arthur Dean, Chairman and CEO, the Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America.

Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his third term representing Indiana's 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.    

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Contact Information

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bucshon.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Energy and Commerce

Larry Bucshon (pronounced:  “Boo-shon”) was born on May 31, 1962 and raised in Kincaid, Illinois, a small town of 1400 people in central Illinois. His life was shaped by this small town upbringing by two hard working parents. Larry’s father was an underground coal miner and his mother was a nurse. Both are now retired and still live in Kincaid.

Larry attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and, upon receiving his bachelor’s degree, attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Following medical school Larry completed a residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he served as chief resident in surgery, and then remained there to complete a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery. During this time he also enlisted with the United States Navy Reserve and served for almost a decade. During his residency Larry met his wife Kathryn, who is also a physician and a practicing anesthesiologist in Evansville.

Prior to being elected to Congress, Larry spent his life specializing in cardiothoracic surgery and has performed hundreds of heart surgeries and also served as President of Ohio Valley HeartCare. Larry’s outstanding work and leadership in this field led to him being honored as the St. Mary’s Medical Staff Physician of the Year in 2007. Larry also served as Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Medical Director of the open heart recovery intensive care unit at St. Mary’s Hospital. He is board certified in Cardiothoracic Surgery by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Larry and his wife Kathryn reside in Warrick County with their four children and attend Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Evansville.


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