Congressman Vern Buchanan

Representing the 16th District of Florida

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  • Buchanan Opposes Trump Decision Allowing Elephant “Trophies”

    WASHINGTON — Congressman Vern Buchanan today strongly objected to lifting a ban against African elephant trophies, saying the world’s largest land mammal is a threatened species facing extinction.
  • TODAY: House to Pass Flood Insurance Relief

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. House today is expected to pass sweeping legislation backed by Congressman Vern Buchanan to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which provides coverage to nearly 2 million Floridians.
  • Buchanan: Key Children’s Health Funding Running Out

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Vern Buchanan today called on the U.S. Senate to quickly fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to make sure that thousands of low-income kids in his district do not lose coverage. Funding for the program expired on Sept. 30 but the vast majority of states, including Florida, have residual funding that will last through the end of this year.
  • Buchanan to IRS: Apology NOT Accepted

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Vern Buchanan today urged the U.S. Justice Department to revisit criminal charges against Lois Lerner after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) last week admitted to the intentional targeting of American citizens based on their political leanings.
  • Buchanan: Opioid Crisis a “Public Health Emergency”

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Vern Buchanan said today President Trump’s decision to designate the opioid crisis a “public health emergency” is a positive step in the battle to contain the growing problem of drug addiction.