Congressman Vern Buchanan

Representing the 16th District of Florida

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  • Buchanan Announces Service Academy Appointments

    SARASOTA—U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan announced today that eight students nominated by Buchanan have received an appointment to a U.S. Service Academy.
  • Momentum Builds for Buchanan Bill to Combat Deadly Opioids

    Washington D.C. -- Congressman Vern Buchanan announced today that Manatee County Sheriff Rick Wells, Sarasota County Sheriff Kurt Hoffman and Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister have endorsed his legislation to crack down on deadly synthetic opioids.
  • Buchanan Introduces Bill to Reduce Access to Deadly Synthetic Drugs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Vern Buchanan will introduce bipartisan legislation today with Congressman Chris Pappas (D-NH) to help keep deadly synthetic drugs off the streets. The Federal Initiative to Guarantee Health by Targeting (FIGHT) Fentanyl Act would make permanent the current, albeit temporary classification of fentanyl-related substances as Schedule I drugs.
  • Buchanan Announces Congressional Art Competition Winners

    SARASOTA – U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan announced today the winners of the 2021 High School Congressional Art Competition, a district-wide showcase for young artists. The first-place winner of the annual competition for the 16th Congressional District is Silia Matelau of Bradenton Christian School. Jade Ortwein of Sarasota High School is this year’s Facebook Fan winner.