Larry Bucshon

Larry Bucshon

INDIANA's 8th DISTRICT

Dr. Bucshon Named “Guardian of Small Business”

2014/09/18

Dr. Bucshon receives the “Guardian of Small Business” award from NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner 

On Wednesday, Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. was named a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for his outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small-business owners in the 113th Congress.

“Our nation’s small businesses fuel America’s economic engine.  They provide jobs, spur economic growth, and sustain our local economies,” said Bucshon.  “I’m proud to stand up for small business by supporting policies that lower energy costs, roll back burdensome regulations, and reform our tax code to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit.”

NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner praised Rep. Bucshon for “standing up for small business.” In presenting the group’s coveted Guardian of Small Business Award, Danner said, “Small-business owners are very politically active – paying close attention to how their lawmakers vote on key business issues and stand by those who stand for them.”

“The record shows that Rep. Bucshon is a true champion of small business, supporting the votes that matter in the 113th Congress,” said Danner. “This award reflects our members’ appreciation for supporting the NFIB pro-growth agenda for small business.”

NFIB’s “How Congress Voted,” which serves as a report card for members of Congress, was also unveiled this week. The report presents key small-business votes and voting percentages for each lawmaker. Those voting favorably on key small-business issues at least 70 percent of the time during the 113th Congress are eligible for the Guardian award.

BACKGROUND:

NFIB is the nation’s leading small business advocacy association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 to give small-business owners a voice in public policy-making, NFIB’s policy positions are set by its 350,000 business-owner members, who send their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through NFIB’s unique member-only ballot. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. 

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Dr. Bucshon Calls on EPA to Visit Indiana’s 8th

2014/09/17

Dr. Bucshon and Science Committee Chairman, Lamar Smith talk with EPA Official Janet McCabe at a hearing on new EPA regulations.

During a House Science Committee hearing on a new EPA proposal to regulate coal-fired power plants, Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08), called on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) top air official, Janet McCabe, to visit Indiana’s Eighth Congressional District.

“Ms. McCabe, I’d like to invite you to my district for a public hearing on the EPA’s new rule – in fact, any other coal-producing state – and listen to what my district or other coal-producing states have to say,” said Bucshon. “I’m inviting you to my district to do that.”

According to the National Mining Association, Indiana ranks 8th nationally in coal production by state. Every coal mine in the state of Indiana is located within the Eighth Congressional District, while 85 percent of the state’s energy is coal-generated. 

Ms. Janet McCabe, a resident of Indianapolis, is the Acting Assistant Administrator at the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation.

For video of Dr. Bucshon’s request, click here.

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Dr. Bucshon Named “Friend of the Farm Bureau”

2014/09/16

Dr. Bucshon receives the “Friend of Farm Bureau Award” members of the Indiana Farm Bureau at his Washington, D.C. office.

Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. was named a “Friend of Farm Bureau” by the Indiana members of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).

“Indiana relies on our agriculture industry to put food on the table and support our local economies,” said Bucshon.  “As I meet with farmers across the Eighth District and interact with my Agriculture Advisory Committee, I hear an overwhelming uncertainty regarding regulations and policies coming from Washington, D.C.  I’m proud to stand up for these hardworking Hoosiers and fight for policies that strengthen Indiana’s agriculture.”

According the American Farm Bureau Federation, “the “Friend of Farm Bureau” award is given at the end of each Congress to those members of Congress who were nominated by their respective state Farm Bureaus and approved by the American Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors. This award is based upon voting records on AFBF’s priority issues established by the Board of Directors, number of bills that a member has sponsored and co-sponsored, specific leadership role for Farm Bureau on priority issues, and how accessible and responsive that member is to Farm Bureau members and leaders. In addition, the state Farm Bureau lists any other specific reasons why that member should receive this award.”

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2014 Vincennes Job Fair

2014/09/15

Congressman Bucshon is hosting a Job Fair in Vincennes on Thursday, October 9, 2014 in cooperation with WorkOne Southwest, Vincennes University, and the City of Vincennes.

Admission is FREE! To attend simply complete and submit the form below or register in person on the day of the fair. 

Employers can participate by filling out this form - http://bucshon.house.gov/vincennes_job-fair-employer. 

Job seekers can register by filling out this form - http://bucshon.house.gov/vincennes_jobseeker_registration. 

Congressman Larry Bucshon's Vincennes Job Fair Thursday, October 9, 2014 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT

Employer Setup: 11:00 am  – 1:00 pm EDTVeterans-Only Hour: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDTKick-off Speeches: 2:00 pm EDTOpen to Public: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT

Location: Green Activities center - 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, Indiana.

Special Guests: Vincennes Mayor Joe Yochum and Vincennes University Vice President David Tucker. 

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Dr. Bucshon Comments on 9/11 Anniversary

2014/09/11

Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon issued the following statement commemorating the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks: 

"Today we remember the American lives lost on that unforgettable day thirteen years ago. We all join together in saying a prayer for the memory of those we lost and their families. We honor the first responders who ran into the flames to save their fellow citizens, the brave men and women who charged that cockpit over Pennsylvania, and the heroes who have since answered the call of duty, sacrificing everything so that others may be free. Together, we demonstrated the incredible resilience of the American spirit and the resolve of our people. 

"While the smoke and debris may have long since cleared, the threat of terrorism around the world still exists. We must be vigilant and we must stand tall. America remains the leader of the free world and we will stop at nothing to defeat those who threaten the promise of freedom."

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2014 Vincennes Job Fair - Job Seeker Registration Form- Thank You

2014/09/11

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2014 Vincennes Job Fair - Job Seeker Registration Form

2014/09/11

Congressman Bucshon is hosting a Job Fair in Vincennes on Thursday, October 9, 2014 in cooperation with WorkOne Southwest, Vincennes University, and the City of Vincennes.

Admission is FREE! To attend simply complete and submit the form below or register in person on the day of the fair. 

Congressman Larry Bucshon's Vincennes Job Fair Thursday, October 9, 2014 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT

Employer Setup: 11:00 am  – 1:00 pm EDTVeterans-Only Hour: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDTKick-off Speeches: 2:00 pm EDTOpen to Public: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT

Location: Green Activities center - 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, Indiana.

Special Guests: Vincennes Mayor Joe Yochum and Vincennes University Vice President David Tucker. 

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2014 Vincennes Job Fair - Employer Registration - Thank You

2014/09/11

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2014 Vincennes Job Fair - Employer Registration Form

2014/09/11

Congressman Bucshon is hosting a Job Fair in Vincennes on Thursday, October 9, 2014 in cooperation with WorkOne Southwest, Vincennes University, and the City of Vincennes.

To secure a booth at the job fair, please confirm your attendance by filling out the form below.

Congressman Larry Bucshon's Vincennes Job Fair Thursday, October 9, 2014 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT

Employer Setup: 11:00 am  – 1:00 pm EDTVeterans-Only Hour: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDTKick-off Speeches: 2:00 pm EDTOpen to Public: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT

Location: Green Activities center - 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, Indiana. 

Special Guests: Vincennes Mayor Joe Yochum and Vincennes University Vice President David Tucker. 

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If you have any questions please contact Erin Pugh at (812) 232-0523.

Note: Tables are 8 feet. Table skirts will not be provided. All participating organizations are welcome to bring their own. 

 

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Dr. Bucshon Supports Bill to Stop EPA Overreach on Indiana’s Waters

2014/09/09

Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon released the following statement after voting to pass H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, a bill that prevents the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from expanding Federal jurisdiction over “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. H.R. 5078, upholds the current federal-state partnership to regulate the Nation’s waters and prohibits an interpretive rule that would allow the EPA to regulate almost any collection of water in the United States, including puddles, ditches, and small farmland ponds. 

“As I spoke with farmers across the Eighth District over August, I consistently heard concerns about the EPA’s aggressive overreach,” said Bucshon.  “This new regulation was drafted without input from states or stakeholders, which explains why it just does not make sense.  The federal government already has jurisdiction over navigable waters and does not need further authority to start regulating puddles on personal properties or farmland ponds.  The ambiguous language in the regulation gives the EPA undefined authority and leaves our farmers in limbo. I’m proud to support this bill today to protect Hoosier farmers and I’m hopeful the Senate acts on this common-sense measure immediately.” 

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Contact Information

1005 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4636
Fax 202-225-3284
bucshon.house.gov

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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