Congressman Vern Buchanan

Representing the 16th District of Florida

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  • Buchanan-Backed Bill on Mental Health Advances

    WASHINGTON — Noting that 23 million Americans live with a severe form of mental illness, Congressman Vern Buchanan today applauded a key U.S. House committee for passing landmark legislation that will reform the nation’s broken, outdated mental health system. Buchanan is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan bill authored by Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa.
  • Buchanan Bill to Keep Families Together Passes Key House Panel

    WASHINGTON — Congressman Vern Buchanan’s bill to help children stay at home with their families instead of being placed in group homes was approved Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Committee.
  • CDC Chief Warns FL Delegation of Looming Zika Threat

    WASHINGTON — The nation’s top disease fighter told the Florida congressional delegation today that his agency lacks adequate funding to deal with the Zika virus and that a vaccine “will take years to develop.” Twelve members of Congress from both parties attended the meeting, which was chaired by Rep. Vern Buchanan.
  • Buchanan Calls for New Focus on Online Radicalization

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-FL, today called for increased focus on the online radicalization of Islamic terrorists in the wake of the Orlando attack, the deadliest act of Islamic terror in the United States since September 11, 2001. Buchanan also questioned whether the FBI should consider keeping suspected terrorists on their watch list for an extended period of time, instead of dropping them off as was the case with the Orlando killer.
  • Buchanan Co-Chairs FL Delegation Meeting on Zika Virus

    WASHINGTON — The co-chairs of Florida’s congressional delegation, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-FL, and U.S. Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-FL, today announced a bipartisan delegation meeting on the Zika virus outbreak in Florida on Wednesday, June 15 at 8:30 a.m. in Room B-318 of Rayburn House Office Building, in Washington, DC.