Larry Bucshon

Larry Bucshon


Dr. Bucshon’s Statement on CR Language


(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. released the following statement after language to protect the health benefits of retired coal miners was included in the government funding legislation:   

“As the son of a retired UMWA coal miner and a physician, I’m happy that Congress has come to a temporary solution that will protect the healthcare benefits of retired miners and their families. Absent this legislative language, these benefits are set to expire at the end of December. 

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Dr. Bucshon’s Statement on Passage of 21st Century Cures


(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –On Wednesday, the House passed a landmark medical innovation package – 21st Century Cures – to accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of new cures and treatments. It also provides new funding for the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. The legislative package includes comprehensive reforms to our nation’s mental health treatment system as well as funding to combat the opioid abuse epidemic.  

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Dr. Bucshon’s Statement on President-Elect Trump’s Healthcare Related Nominations


(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Larry Bucshon, a physician and member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, praised President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) as Secretary of Health and Human Services and Seema Verma, MPH as Administrator of the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Representative Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) as Secretary of Health and Human Services:

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Dr. Bucshon: House Republicans Have a Better Way


(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –Earlier this week, the Obama Administration confirmed that millions of Americans will feel an unwanted October surprise: more ObamaCare rate shock. Health insurance premiums are set to increase by double-digits and many Americans will, in some cases, have access to only one insurer.

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50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration


Recently, Congressman Bucshon joined local veterans at an event commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. The ceremony was held at the Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes, a fitting location to recognize the contributions of the brave men and women who served this great nation and the indelible mark they left on our history.

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From the House Floor in September


Congressman Bucshon spoke on the House Floor multiple times this month to recognize and discuss important Hoosier stories and concerns. 

The Patrolman of Franklin Street

“Nic has always wanted to be a police officer, and has become known for his support of local law enforcement and first responders. His dream recently became a reality as he was welcomed onto the Evansville Police Department as an honorary officer.”  

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Dr. Bucshon Highlights Suicide Prevention Month


(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to bring awareness to suicide and mental illness. September is designated as National Suicide Prevention Month.

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#IN08 Social Roundup (9/21/2016 - 9/27/2016)


Fighting opioid abuse, celebrating the Constitution, and stopping ransom payments to Iran in Congress. 

In case you missed it, here's what happened last week... 

Deaconess-MD Anderson Cancer Partnership

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Dr. Bucshon Recognized for Work to End the Opioid Epidemic


(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. was one of eight lawmakers from around the country recognized on Thursday by the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose for his significant work to solve the opioid abuse epidemic impacting Indiana.

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Reps. Young, Brooks, and Bucshon question DHS Secretary over recent agency failures


WASHINGTON, D.C. —On Thursday, Reps. Todd Young (IN-09), Susan Brooks (IN-05), and Larry Bucshon (IN-08) requested answers from Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson after an Inspector General report found as many as 1,811 individuals with deportation orders may have been erroneously granted citizenship.

The Indiana lawmakers said they are focused on immediate actions needed to mitigate the security risks which arose from the mismanagement within the Department of Homeland Security.

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Dr. Bucshon recognizes Suicide Prevention Month

2016-09-28 17:36:35

Dr. Bucshon: Overtime rule devastating to Hoosier small businesses, nonprofits

2016-09-21 20:28:45

Dr. Bucshon questions CMS Administrator on Medicare drug experiment

2016-09-14 22:04:42

Dr. Bucshon questions CMS Administrator on global surgical payments

2016-09-14 22:03:00

Dr. Bucshon questions CMS Administrator on ACA's age rating ratios

2016-09-14 22:01:40

Dr. Bucshon congratulates the Southwest Indiana Chamber on "Chamber of the Year" award

2016-09-14 17:52:08

Dr. Bucshon Congratulates USI College of Nursing and Health Professions on Nexus Award

2016-09-09 17:43:13

Dr. Bucshon highlights the need for mental health reform

2016-09-09 17:19:51

Dr. Bucshon honors the "Patrolman of Franklin Street"

2016-09-07 16:46:48

Dr. Bucshon's PSA with Weather Channel on severe weather preparedness

2016-07-27 21:25:53

Dr. Bucshon recognizes local hero

2016-05-26 13:17:13

Dr. Bucshon urges support for his opioid use disorder treatment bill

2016-05-11 22:49:56

Dr. Bucshon honors Jackie Young, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana

2016-03-22 15:22:30

Dr. Bucshon supports bill to override veto of ObamaCare repeal

2016-02-02 23:07:41

Dr. Bucshon: Indiana disapproves of the EPA's war on our economy and jobs

2015-12-01 22:38:20

Dr. Bucshon speaks out against EPA regulations on coal fired power plants

2015-11-18 22:56:47

D Bucshon speaks in support of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act

2015-11-05 16:38:56

Dr. Bucshon Recognizes Dyslexia Awareness Month

2015-10-21 18:58:27

Dr. Bucshon outlines facts about Planned Parenthood

2015-09-18 15:34:32

Dr. Bucshon: Planned Parenthood doesn't offer women some basic primary care

2015-09-17 23:15:30

Contact Information

1005 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4636
Fax 202-225-3284

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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