Congressman Vern Buchanan

Representing the 16th District of Florida

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  • Buchanan Leads Letter with Over 100 GOP Colleagues Opposing New CMS Vaccine Mandate

    WASHINGTON – Congressmen Vern Buchanan and Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) today led a letter signed by over 100 of their colleagues opposing the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for Medicare and Medicaid service providers. In a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the members urged the administration to abandon the new federal mandate.
  • Buchanan Honors Area Student Who Invented Potentially Life-saving App

    SARASOTA, Fla — Congressman Vern Buchanan on Monday recognized Jace Billingsley as the winner of the 2021 Congressional District App Challenge. Billingsley designed a software application to help health care workers administer the American Heart Association’s recommended interventions used to resuscitate patients experiencing cardiac or respiratory failure, also known as a “code blue.”
  • Buchanan Announces 2021 Congressional Fire and Rescue/EMS Award Winners

    BRADENTON, Fla. – Congressman Vern Buchanan today announced the winners of the 16th 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 back in 2010.
  • Buchanan Calls for Action on His Bill to Combat Veteran Suicides

    WASHINGTON – Ahead of Veterans Day, Congressman Vern Buchanan today sent a letter to the leaders of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee urging consideration of his bipartisan legislation to investigate the link between addictive opioids and the alarmingly high rate of suicides among veterans.
  • Buchanan, Rubio Introduce Bill to Help Victims of Domestic Abuse Perpetrated by Service Members

    WASHINGTON —Congressman Vern Buchanan and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today introduced the Rachel Booth Act, legislation to fix a gap in current law that prevents some individuals who suffer domestic abuse at the hands at a service member from receiving much-needed financial assistance.