Congressman Vern Buchanan

Representing the 16th District of Florida

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  • Buchanan Applauds Plan to Screen Social Media of Immigrants

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Vern Buchanan, who sponsored legislation to screen social media accounts of all foreigners entering the United States, today commended a new administration policy matching his bill.
  • Buchanan Says Largest Social Security Bump in 6 Years “Long Overdue”

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Vern Buchanan, a senior member of the Social Security Subcommittee, issued the following statement in response to today's announcement that seniors will receive a 2 percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) in their monthly benefit next year: “The last six years have been very difficult for seniors who who live on fixed incomes,” Buchanan said, calling the increase “long overdue. Last year’s COLA was 0.3 percent and the year before it was 0 percent.”
  • Buchanan: Vets ID Cards Ready NEXT Month

    WASHINGTON – Veterans will be able to go online and order their new identification cards next month, Congressman Vern Buchanan announced today. Buchanan, whose Veterans Identification Card Act (H.R. 91) was signed into law in 2015, said official ID cards will be available to all veterans free of charge by visiting the Department of Veterans Affairs website (
  • Buchanan Statement in Support of Disaster Aid

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Vern Buchanan today issued the following statement in support of the administration's request for emergency disaster relief funding to help the victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
  • Buchanan Honors Exceptional Fire and Rescue/EMS Personnel

    BRADENTON – Congressman Vern Buchanan has announced the winners of the 17th Congressional District Fire and Rescue and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Awards. Buchanan established the awards to give special recognition to fire and rescue and EMS personnel who have provided distinguished service to his constituents.