Vern Buchanan

Vern Buchanan

FLORIDA's 16th DISTRICT

Rep. Buchanan Recognizes Sarasota-Manatee Pastor on House Floor

2015/06/25

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-FL, took to the House floor this morning to recognize Pastor Randy Bezet of Sarasota-Manatee’s Bayside Community Church. Pastor Bezet delivered the morning prayer to open the House of Representatives.

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Buchanan ID Card for Veterans Unanimously Approved by Senate

2015/06/23

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan’s bill allowing all veterans in America to receive an identification card has been approved by the U.S. Senate and moves one step closer to the President’s desk.

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Buchanan: Balancing the Budget is an Urgent Priority

2015/06/19

Debt Crisis “Immoral, Unsustainable”

VIDEO: Rep. Buchanan Speaks at Budget Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON –U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, a member of the House Budget Committee, said the United States can no longer afford to ignore its out-of-control spending problem. Buchanan, the sponsor of a Constitutional Balanced Budget Amendment, called the country’s dependence on borrowing “unsustainable and immoral.”

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Buchanan Bill to Protect Seniors Unanimously Passes House

2015/06/18

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives last night unanimously approved bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan to preserve Medicare Advantage for thousands of seniors in Sarasota and Manatee counties.  The bill, which passed by voice vote without a single objection, now moves to the U.S. Senate for consideration.

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Buchanan: Don’t Tax the Internet!

2015/06/09

Measure Passes U.S. House, Moves to Senate

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-FL, released the following statement today after the House passed the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, a bipartisan bill to prohibit the government from taxing access to the Internet.

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Buchanan Statement on OPM Data Breach

2015/06/05

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-FL, made the following statement about reports that hackers had breached the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and stole personal information from millions of federal workers:

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Buchanan Bill Protects Seniors from Scams

2015/06/04

Sens. Collins and Klobuchar Offer Companion Bill in Senate

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-FL, today partnered with two Democratic House colleagues, Reps. Ted Deutch and Peter Welch , to introduce the “Seniors Fraud Prevention Act” -- legislation to crack down on scams and fraud targeting older Americans.  Florida is a hotbed for these types of crimes, topping all states in the percentage of seniors 60 and over.

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Key House Panel Approves Buchanan Bill to Protect Seniors

2015/06/02

WASHINGTON – The House Ways and Means Committee today approved bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-FL, to preserve Medicare Advantage for thousands of seniors in Sarasota and Manatee counties. 

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Honoring American Heroes

2015/05/22

Earlier this month, I visited the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France as part of a national security mission to Europe and the Middle East. The memorial honors the American soldiers who gave their lives in the European theatre during World War II.
 
It was only fitting that my visit to the memorial came on the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (V-E) Day when the Allies accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany. 
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U.S. House Passes Rep. Buchanan’s Vets ID Card Act

2015/05/18

Legislation now moves to Senate for consideration

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed Congressman Vern Buchanan’s Veterans ID Card Act, bipartisan legislation allowing all veterans to receive official identification cards through the VA.  The measure (H.R. 91), which passed the House 402-0, now moves to the Senate for consideration.    

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Washington, DC 20515
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Committee Assignments

Ways and Means

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan is the only Florida member of Congress to serve on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax policy, international trade, health care and Social Security.

A self-made businessman, Buchanan understands that America’s economic strength flows from its entrepreneurial spirit and pro-growth, free-market policies. Buchanan has worked tirelessly to enact tax incentives to help small businesses, end burdensome regulations, and limit frivolous lawsuits.

In his fourth term, Buchanan is an outspoken advocate of reforming the U.S. tax code to make it simpler and fairer. He serves on the Trade and Health subcommittees on Ways and Means.

As a member of the Trade Subcommittee, Buchanan recognizes that international competitiveness is key to revitalizing the economy. He will seek to move three free trade agreements through the Congress and conduct oversight on U.S. trade relations with the European Union, China, India, among others.

Buchanan is also a member of the Health Subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over Medicare and employer-provided health insurance benefits. With 190,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Florida’s 16thDistrict, Buchanan is committed to preserving Medicare’s long-term solvency for senior citizens, as well as bringing down the cost of health care for all Americans.

And as the Chairman of the Friends of Panama Caucus, Buchanan will continue his efforts to help Port Manatee grow and capitalize on the upcoming expansion of the Panama Canal.

A strong fiscal conservative, the Congressman’s signature bill is the Buchanan Balanced Budget Amendment Act. He also introduced legislation to stop automatic pay raises for Members of Congress until the budget is balanced.

Congressman Buchanan’s previous committee assignments include the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the House Veterans Affairs Committee, and the House Small Business Committee, where he also served as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Finance and Tax.

Vern Buchanan grew up with five siblings in a blue collar household in a small town near Detroit, Michigan. He served six years in the Air National Guard and worked his way through college.

The self-made businessman is a respected leader in Florida’s business community. He chaired both the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. He was also a member of the Board of the U.S. Chamber, and in 2005 he was inducted into the Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame.

In addition, Congressman Buchanan is a dedicated philanthropist, committing himself to diverse community causes, including the Boys and Girls Club, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, the Walk to Cure Juvenile Diabetes, the American Heart Walk, the Mote Marine Laboratory, and the Ringling Museum of Art.

A husband and father, Congressman Buchanan lives in Longboat Key, Florida with his wife of more than 30 years. Mr. and Mrs. Buchanan have two grown sons, James and Matt.


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