Congressman Vern Buchanan

Representing the 16th District of Florida

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  • Buchanan Demands FCC Take Action to Silence Robocalls

    WASHINGTON – Following a shocking new report that the vast majority of U.S. telecommunication companies have not fully implemented new anti-spam technology mandated by law, Congressman Vern Buchanan today sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asking questions and demanding action.
  • Buchanan Continues Fight to Save Florida Manatees

    SARASOTA, Fla. – Congressman Vern Buchanan today continued his efforts to help save the rapidly declining Florida manatee population. The Congressman visited Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium to learn more about manatee research and rehabilitation programs at the facility and discussed his bill, the Manatee Protection Act, with Dr. Michael P. Crosby, president and CEO of Mote Marine.
  • Attorney General Moody Endorses Buchanan Bill to Punish Cop Killers

    BRADENTON, Fla. – At a Monday morning press conference at the Bradenton Police Department, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody endorsed Congressman Vern Buchanan’s legislation to toughen penalties against cop killers. They were also joined by Bradenton Police Chief Melanie Bevan, Manatee County Sheriff Rick Wells and other area law enforcement officials who are backing the legislation.
  • Buchanan Proposal Included in Annual Defense Policy Bill

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Vern Buchanan announced today that a series of sweeping new military training reforms he has been fighting for were included in the House-passed FY22 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
  • Buchanan Announces 2021 Congressional Law Enforcement Awards

    BRADENTON – Congressman Vern Buchanan today announced the winners of his Congressional District Law Enforcement Awards. Buchanan established the awards ten years ago to give special recognition to law enforcement officers and departments in Manatee, Sarasota and Hillsborough counties for exceptional achievement. The winners were selected by an independent panel of current and retired law enforcement personnel organized by Buchanan.
  • Buchanan, Sewell, Upton, Dingell Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve Patient Access to Home Infusion Services

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Vern Buchanan joined Reps. Terri Sewell (AL-07), Fred Upton (R-MI), and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) in introducing H.R. 5067, the Preserving Patient Access to Home Infusion Act. This bipartisan bill would ensure patients with serious infections, heart failure, immune diseases, cancer, and other conditions receive the intravenous (IV) medications they need while at home.