Congressman Vern Buchanan

Representing the 16th District of Florida

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  • 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.
  • Buchanan Pens Op-Ed in Washington Examiner 40 Years After Reagan Tax Cuts

    Forty years ago – on August 13, 1981 – Ronald Reagan signed the Economic Recovery Tax Act, ushering in the longest era of economic prosperity in American history. On a foggy day outside his beloved Rancho del Cielo, Reagan’s tax cuts delivered on his promises of prosperity, limited government and a much-needed economic turnaround.
  • Buchanan, Wasserman Schultz Introduce Bill to Combat Human Trafficking

    WASHINGTON – Florida congressional delegation co-chairs Reps. Vern Buchanan and Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced today they have introduced legislation to combat human trafficking by educating students about how to properly identify the warning signs. Children account for more than half of all trafficking victims.