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 2017-06-30 20:31 

Herald Tribune

[ Sarasota, FL ]

Buchanan announces service academy appointments... +

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan recently announced that eight local students he nominated have received appointments to the nation’s military service academies.Each year, members of Congress nominate students for admission to the U.S. Military Academy, the...

 2017-06-23 18:46 

Bradenton Herald

Keeping the faith that cities, states will solve climate change... +

In an email response to a recent communication from Congressman Vern Buchanan, in which he stated that he opposed President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, I complimented him for being one of few Republicans to protest this...

 2017-06-19 22:57 


Congressman Questions Why Billion Dollar Fund Hasn't Paid A Penny To Madoff Victims... +

Nearly ten years after the discovery of a massive fraud scheme orchestrated by Bernie Madoff - and five years after the Department of Justice created a compensation fund to deal with the aftermath - Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL) claims that Madoffs vic...

 2017-06-19 18:22 

Bradenton Herald

Buchanan supports bill that could help stop fentanyl... +

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, announced Monday he co-sponsored the INTERDICT Act that aims to add more manpower and screening devices to test for drugs like fentanyl, which is 50 times more potent than heroin....

 2017-06-15 18:46 

Bradenton Herald

Justice Department to review halt in payout for Madoff victims... +

The U.S. Justice Department will review what has halted the distribution of $4 billion in a Ponzi scheme fund for the victims of Bernie Madoff, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan announced this week....

 2017-06-14 14:13 

Bradenton Herald

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan wasnt at baseball field... +

Neither U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan nor members of his staff were at the baseball field where a House colleague and three other people were shot and wounded Wednesday morning, according to his spokeswoman....

 2017-06-14 01:26 

Herald Tribune

[ Sarasota, FL ]

Justice Department to review delay in distribution to Madoff victims... +

The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday it would review a lengthy delay in the distribution of $4 billion in aid to the victims of Bernie Madoff’s investment scandal, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan's office said in a news release, noting that he had rece...

 2017-06-08 15:06 

Bradenton Herald

Kudos to Buchanan for supporting environment... +

Rep. Vern Buchanans statement in support of the international climate agreement is absolutely right: We can balance environmental protection with economic growth....

 2017-06-07 14:48 

Bradenton Herald

God has absolute control over the climate... +

The truth is that there is a living sovereign God who created the heaven and earth, who has absolute control over the climate, and if we are experiencing global warming, I would say it is His will....

 2017-06-02 19:46 

Bradenton Herald

Buchanan disappointed in Trumps decision on climate accord... +

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, said Friday he was disappointed after President Donald Trumps decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement....

 2017-06-02 17:49 

Bradenton Herald

Chambers award to Buchanan draws ire... +

Rep. Vern Buchanan voted to jeopardize the healthcare of 270,400 of his constituents by voting for Trumpcare. When did the Manatee Chamber start handing out awards for making a negative impact on the healthcare of nearly one-third of his constituents?...

 2017-06-01 18:04 

Bradenton Herald

TrumpNoCare, budget wipe out health care... +

A handful of moderate Republican senators is all that stands in the way of this horrendous assault on American health care. It is not too late to let our senators and congress persons know how we feel about TrumpNoCare and Trumps budget....

 2017-05-31 17:25 


Rep. Buchanan: Justice Dept. Should Start Repaying Madoff Victims... +

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., is urging the Justice Department to start repaying victims of Bernie Madoff's multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme from some of the recovered money, The Hill reported....

 2017-05-31 02:13 

Herald Tribune

[ Sarasota, FL ]

Buchanan urges Trump to keep U.S. in climate accord... +

WASHINGTON — Congressman Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, urged President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the Paris Climate Accord.“I strongly encourage the president to remain in the Paris climate accord,” Buchanan said in a ...

 2017-05-30 19:23 

Bradenton Herald

Buchanan urges Trump to stick with Paris climate accord... +

As President Donald Trump met with Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Scott Pruitt on Tuesday, Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, took to social media to throw into the ring his views on where the country should stand on the Paris Agreement....

 2017-05-28 02:38 

Herald Tribune

[ Sarasota, FL ]

Wishful thinking? Dems say they're targeting Buchanan... +

Southwest Florida Democrats eager to capitalize on President Donald Trump’s troubles were thrilled by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s announcement last week that it is targeting the District 16 seat held by U.S. Rep. Vern B...

 2017-05-25 20:54 

Bradenton Herald

Legislation calls to increase battle against human trafficking, but some call it a paper tiger... +

Congressman Vern Buchanan urges action to battle human trafficking....

 2017-05-22 20:19 

Herald Tribune

[ Sarasota, FL ]

Democrats targeting Buchanan... +

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee added two more Florida congressional seats to its target list Monday, including the 16th District held by U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan.“House Republicans’ midterm prospects grow dimmer with each pas...

 2017-05-20 16:20 

Bradenton Herald

This vote could cost our lives... +

In voting for the American Health Care Act, Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, voted against against every American with a pre-existing condition, against every American who will develop a pre-existing condition. Which is all of us....

 2017-05-19 14:55 

Herald Tribune

[ Sarasota, FL ]

Buchanan bill targeting cop killers clears House... +

Legislation sponsored by U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan that could lead to more death sentences for those who kill law enforcement officers or emergency responders cleared the House Thursday.Buchanan's "Thin Blue Line Act" makes killing a police officer, firefig...

 2017-05-18 19:57 

Bradenton Herald

14 counties, including Manatee, to split $6M to combat opioid crisis... +

Fourteen counties, including Manatee, will split about $6 million in federal funding to fight the opioid crisis, Rep. Vern Buchanan announced Thursday....

 2017-05-18 15:31 

Herald Tribune

[ Sarasota, FL ]

Buchanan says Mueller "great choice" to investigate Trump... +

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan said Thursday that former FBI Director Robert Mueller is a "great choice" to oversee a probe into possible links between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia.“Bob Mueller is a great choice to lead the investigation a...

 2017-05-17 17:37 

Herald Tribune

[ Sarasota, FL ]

Buchanan reacts to Comey memo... +

Reacting to reports that President Donald Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to drop his investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan released a statement Wednesday calling on Comey to address the iss...

 2017-05-17 16:16 

Bradenton Herald

We need to see Mr. Comeys memo, Buchanan says... +

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan is not saying whether he thinks President Donald Trump did anything wrong during a meeting with fired FBI director James Comey, but on Wednesday he called for transparency as various investigations of Trump and his staff continue....

 2017-05-12 22:00 

Herald Tribune

[ Sarasota, FL ]

Bradenton state House candidate Will Robinson has big fundraising month... +

There was more proof this week that the race for a House seat covering coastal areas of Sarasota and Manatee counties will be one of the most expensive legislative contests in the state.After James Buchanan, the son of U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, posted a bi...

 2017-05-12 20:14 

Bradenton Herald

Buchanan votes against our interests... +

Our own congressional representative, Vern Buchanan, just voted to kick 24 million Americans off their health insurance. He then joined in the celebration with those who partied at the White House along side President Donald Trump....

 2017-05-12 17:13 

Bradenton Herald

Lakewood Ranch student wins congressional art competition... +

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan announced on Friday the winners of the 2017 High School Congressional Art Competition, a district-wide showcase for young artists....

 2017-05-12 05:29 

Herald Tribune

[ Sarasota, FL ]

'Die-in' protest outside Buchanan's office follows House health care vote... +

SARASOTA — Nearly 200 people participated in a "die-in" outside of U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan's Sarasota office Thursday afternoon after his vote for the American Health Care Act late last week. Protesters wore black funeral attire and lay on the...

 2017-05-10 19:34 

Bradenton Herald

Three Manatee County residents challenge Vern Buchanan for 16th District seat... +

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, has three challengers in the 2018 election for the 16th District seat....

 2017-05-10 14:22 

Bradenton Herald

Next FBI director should be above reproach, Buchanan says... +

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, who represents Manatee and Sarasota counties in Congress, is ready to move beyond President Donald Trumps firing of FBI director James Comey and focus on what comes next....

 2017-05-08 22:08 

Herald Tribune

[ Sarasota, FL ]

Buchanan welfare to work proposal becomes law... +

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan’s proposal to create a database of best practices for helping welfare recipients find work was formally signed into law Monday as part of a broader piece of legislation.Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, has been pushing the “...

 2017-05-05 21:35 

Bradenton Herald

Buchanans votes favor his wealthy friends... +

Shame on Vern Buchanan. The Longboat Key Republicans yes vote to repeal Obamacare on Thursday would take away health care for millions and give the very rich $900 billion in tax cuts. This is Robin Hood in reverse. It robs the poor to give to Verns friend...

 2017-05-04 22:09 

Herald Tribune

[ Sarasota, FL ]

Buchanan, Rooney vote for Obamacare replacement... +

Southwest Florida congressmen Vern Buchanan and Tom Rooney were among the 15 GOP lawmakers from the state who joined in passing a replacement for the Affordable Care Act through the U.S. House Thursday.Rooney, an Okeechobeee Republican whose district incl...

 2017-05-01 17:13 

Bradenton Herald

Congressmen introduce bill to extend oil drilling ban off Floridas shores... +

Two U.S. congressmen from Florida introduced a bill that would extend a moratorium on offshore drilling and hold oil companies more accountable, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan announced Monday....

 2017-04-26 20:19 

Bradenton Herald

Buchanan, Scott react positively to Trumps tax proposal... +

Rep. Vern Buchanan said the outline moves us one step closer to meaningful tax reform, while Gov. Rick Scott said hes glad Trump is fighting to cut taxes....

 2017-04-26 15:13 

Bradenton Herald

Buchanan to Scott: Anti-opioid money is needed most in Manatee, Sarasota... +

As promised last week, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, whose congressional district has been ravaged by the opioid epidemic, has officially asked Gov. Rick Scott to spend a portion of $27 million in newly available federal anti-opioid funding where its needed mo...

 2017-04-24 21:32 

The Tampa Tribune

Haley, Young center among VA hospitals where drugs disappeared en route to patients... +

The Tampa area's two Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals - James A. Haley in Tampa and C.W. Bill Young in St. Petersburg - are among five in Florida reporting the loss of prescription pain killers, according to U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan.One employee at...

 2017-04-24 15:13 

Bradenton Herald

Two Tampa Bay area VA hospitals among those reporting missing drugs... +

Two Tampa Bay area VA hospitals are among the five in Florida that have reported missing or stolen drugs, according to a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration sent to U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan earlier this month....

 2017-04-21 18:47 

Bradenton Herald

Florida will get $27 million to fight opioid epidemic. Congressman wants a big piece of that spent in Manatee... +

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, says he will urge Gov. Rick Scott to allocate a significant portion of the $27 million Florida will receive under the newly enacted 21st Century Cures Act to address the drug epidemic spent in his district, which includ...

 2017-04-20 18:15 

Bradenton Herald

Buchanan talks jobs with Manatee-Sarasota restaurant owners... +

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, held a private meeting with about a dozen restaurant owners in Manatee and Sarasota counties to discuss some of the financial issues facing their businesses....

 2017-04-17 14:58 

Bradenton Herald

Buchanan asks for more federal funding to fight red tide... +

Rep. Vern Buchanan announced Monday he asked for robust funding to help fight red tide....

 2017-04-13 18:57 

Herald Tribune

[ Sarasota, FL ]

Led by Buchanan, Florida lawmakers formally object to manatee downgrade... +

A bipartisan group of Florida lawmakers led by U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan is formally objecting to the decision by federal wildlife officials to downgrade the protected status of the West Indian manatee.Last month the U.S. Department of the Interior announce...

 2017-04-13 15:10 

Bradenton Herald

Manatees need more protection, Buchanan says... +

As promised, Rep. Vern Buchanan announced Thursday that he led a bipartisan group in sending a letter to the secretary of the Interior encouraging him to reverse the downlisting of the Florida manatee....

 2017-04-12 16:01 

The Tampa Tribune

Class notes... +

BOYETTE SPRINGS ELEMENTARYU.S. Rep Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, recently recognized Boyette Springs Elementary teacher Danielle Murphy as one of three teachers of the year for the 16th District. Murphy was honored as the elementary school teacher of the yea...

 2017-04-11 18:23 

Bradenton Herald

Buchanans voting record speaks volumes... +

We elect representatives to Congress in order to insure that our government has a positive impact on our lives. Yet our own congressman, Rep. Vern Buchanan, has voted for all of the following new laws in the current congressional session:...

 2017-04-07 13:30 

Bradenton Herald

Buchanan: Syria strike was appropriate response... +

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan on Friday said he supports President Donald Trumps decision to launch a missile strike Thursday night on a Syrian air base....

 2017-04-05 19:00 

Bradenton Herald

Buchanan throws in support for estuary funding, but Sarasota Bay director waiting for official budget... +

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan announced Wednesday his support in asking the House Appropriations Committee to support full funding for the National Estuary Program, which includes Sarasota Bay. But the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program executive director is waiting ...

 2017-04-04 14:13 

Roll Call

Buchanan Wants Investigation into VA Dog Experiments... +

Florida Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs asking for an investigation into reports of medical experiments on dogs. Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call on your iPhone or your Android. Buchanans...

 2017-04-02 14:05 

The Daily Caller

GOP Rep Wants Investigation Into Shocking VA Dog Animal Experiments Gone Horribly Wrong... +

Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan is calling for Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general Michael Missal to investigate reports of botched surgeries on dogs...

 2017-03-31 21:05 

Herald Tribune

[ Sarasota, FL ]

Buchanan talks with business group about tax reform... +

SARASOTA — Meeting with local business leaders Friday, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan heard firsthand why tax reform – the next big item on the GOP agenda for Congress — could be just as thorny of an issue as healthcare.Buchanan sp...

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