Vern Buchanan

Vern Buchanan

FLORIDA's 16th DISTRICT

Veterans Committee Chairman Endorses Buchanan’s Vets ID Card Act

2015/04/23

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vern Buchanan’s legislation allowing all veterans to obtain an ID card through the VA won the endorsement today of House Veterans Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller.  The Veterans ID Card Act (H.R. 91) has already received support from several veteran service organizations including AMVETS and the Vietnam Veterans of America as well as 37 bipartisan members of Congress.

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Buchanan Leads Effort to Stop Horse Slaughter

2015/04/22

WASHINGTON – On the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-FL, joined forces with three other Congressmen to introduce legislation that permanently bans the killing of horses for human consumption in America.  It also bans the export of live horses to Mexican and Canadian slaughterhouses where the animals are killed and then shipped overseas.

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Momentum Builds for Buchanan’s Vets ID Card Act

2015/04/21

WASHINGTON – Momentum continues to build for Congressman Vern Buchanan’s Vets ID Card Act (H.R. 91) as both the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Association of the U.S. Navy today endorsed the bipartisan proposal.  Buchanan’s legislation allowing ALL veterans to obtain an ID card through the VA has already received support from AMVETS, Veterans for Common Sense and 31 bipartisan members of Congress.

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Buchanan Praises Bipartisan Trade Bill

2015/04/16


Buchanan Hails Senate Passage of Medicare Reform Bill

2015/04/15

WASHINGTON – Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-FL, a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, made the following statement in response to the Senate passage of H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, a bill to strengthen Medicare and provide long-term certainty for our nation’s seniors.  The legislation to permanently repeal and replace the flawed Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula now heads to President Obama’s desk for his expected signature.      

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Buchanan Talks Tax Reform on Fox News Radio

2015/04/14

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vern Buchanan, R-FL, a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, joined the nationally-syndicated Fox News Radio program “Kilmeade and Friends” today to discuss tax reform ahead of tomorrow’s IRS tax filing deadline. Buchanan said the current tax code punishes everyone from individuals to businesses trying to compete in the global marketplace. 

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Rep. Buchanan Introduces Veteran's ID Card Act

2015/04/09

Endorsed by AMVETS, Vietnam Veterans of America and Veterans for Common Sense

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-FL, has introduced the Veteran's ID Card Act (H.R. 91) -- bipartisan legislation that enables all veterans to obtain an ID card through the VA at no cost to the US taxpayer.  AMVETS, Vietnam Veterans of America and Veterans for Common Sense immediately endorsed Buchanan's proposal.  

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Buchanan Lauds CMS Decision to Bolster Medicare Advantage

2015/04/07

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-FL, a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, today praised the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for its decision to increase the government’s reimbursement rate for Medicare Advantage next year.  A payment raise of 1.25 percent is a reversal of the 0.9 percent cut announced earlier this year.

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Washington Free Beacon on Buchanan's Meeting with Saudi Defense Minister

2015/04/01

Saudi Defense Minister to Congress: ‘Iran Can’t Be Trusted’

By Adam Kredo

The Washington Free Beacon

April 1, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland—Saudi Arabia’s newly installed defense minister told members of Congress on a recent trip to the oil-rich nation that “Iran can’t be trusted,” according to a readout of the meeting provided by Rep. Vern Buchanan (R., Fla.).

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Saudi Leader Warns "Iran Can't Be Trusted"

2015/03/31

Prince says Iran stoking Mideast turmoil

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-FL, part of a congressional delegation in the Middle East this week, questioned the new Saudi defense minister Monday about nuclear talks between Iran and the U.S. 

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Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-5015
Fax 202-226-0828
buchanan.house.gov

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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