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Vernon G. Vern Buchanan (born May 8, 1951) is the Congressman for , serving since 2007. He is a member of the Republican Party.

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Completed orientation today, I'm officially a District Intern for Congressman Vern Buchanan.
Are you proud Florida Republicans? Rick Scott, Tom Rooney, Vern Buchanan, FL would have been the…
Vern Buchanan honors Memorial Day by laying wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier. Full Article […
Marco Rubio and Vern Buchanan don't care what democrats think or want. They feed republicans only.
Tom Rooney & Vern Buchanan you took Koch and DeVos money and did their bidding. How much do you charge constituents?
You guys have just mobilized a lot of fence sitters. Even Trump apologist Vern Buchanan…
You guys just mobilized a lot of fence sitters. Even Vern Buchanan has publicly opposed this.
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Reminder that Vern Buchanan advocates for the banning of refugees and is by no means a moderate. He lives near a pr…
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Victims of scam artist Bernie Madoff get zero from victims fund. Time to take action!
Vern Buchanan wants Donald Trump to keep U.S. in Paris climate accord - SaintPetersBlog
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Florida Republican urges Trump to stay in Paris climate agreement
5 Florida Congressmen, Dennis Ross, Gus Bilirakis, Vern Buchanan, Richard Nugent &Thomas Rooney, urged the EPA to back off
Rep. Vern Buchanan is holding a public town hall at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Van Wezel.
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Vern Buchanan co-sponsoring legislation to deal with heroin crisis
.wants Army to reinstate Afghan sex abuse whistleblower:
.Rep. Vern Buchanan earns Humane Society perfect score for his pro-animal positions Don't be misled
Pentagon must reinstate Army sergeant who tried to stop child rape in Afghanistan, says rep: Rep. Vern Buchanan of…
Vern Buchanan calls for Pentagon to reinstate soldier punished for standing up to child rapist in Afghanistan
Joho Blog: Keep prayers out of public school: I received an email from Rep. Vern Buchanan (Republican from Flo...
“It is unfathomable that the Pentagon has yet to reinstate Sgt. Martland." - Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla.
Jeb Bush & US Congressman Vern Buchanan of Sarasota caught with his brother Ed & his Partner listing Land w Water?
No family is immune: Heroin epidemic hits close to home for U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan via
My kids have played sports all their life, and one thing I've tried to teac...
Rep. Vern Buchanan reveals in Bradenton heroin epidemic hits close to home
Obama, Rubio, Trump & US Congressman Vern Buchanan of Sarasota caught up in Water & Cancer RICO with Cops & Judges!
“Bikeshare programs help people stay active, promote a clean environment and are good for the economy.” More at:
Rep. open to federal funding for IMG Academy
Rep. Vern Buchanan open to federal funding for Bradenton's IMG Academy
Buchanan Bill Changes SSN Reporting Rules: Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, and signed into law by President Barack ...
"OUR" State Dept makes FOOLS of all Americans. Where in *** is my Congressman, Vern Buchanan?
Vern Buchanan: AARP backing my bill to ensure SSA doesn't collect old overpayments
Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) has introduced new legislation that would increase the tax breaks available to start-up businesses.
Legislation Would Increase US Startup Tax Break: Vern Buchanan, a senior member of the ...
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Congressmen Mike McCaul, Vern Buchanan talk tough about terrorism at Sarasota airport, Port Manatee
"U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., introduced a bill that would quadruple the amount of costs entrepreneurs could...
Thank you for being a champion of the business community with this new legislation!
Rep. Vern Buchanan's top expenditure in the 2ndQ was legal fees: No surprise there:
Vern Buchanan looks to boost startups by changing Federal Income Tax:
Thank you Cleary University alumni, Congressman Vern Buchanan for a great meeting. Our staff was able to drop in...
Sarasota Rep. Vern Buchanan introduces bill to cut taxes on business start-ups
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Vern Buchanan leads the charge for a balanced budget amendment:
Thank you, Speaker! And thanks to my Congressman Vern Buchanan!
Political Insider: No mileage issues for Buchanan, Rooney - Don’t expect to see U.S. Reps. Vern Buchanan or Tom Ro...
Manti, home of the Mormon Miracle Pageant, is a city of great historical relevance. First settled in 1849, it still has more than 100 buildings that were built by pioneer craftsmen, more than any other city in Utah. Many of these buildings predate the civil war. Because the majority of the builders were stone masons, most of the structures are built of oolite limestone quarried from the hills behind the temple. The following are some of the historic buildings that are open to the public. Manti City Library, 5 S. Main Be sure to stop in at the beautiful Carnegie Public Library, built in 1910. The library began in 1901 as a project of the Manti Ladies Literary Club. The club, organized in 1895, still functions today. Manti Tabernacle, 100 S. Main The tabernacle was designed by temple architect, William Folsom, and built in 1878-82. This church building now accommodates three LDS wards. The monumental 55 by 90 main chapel has a 30 foot high ceiling and a tall central tower topped by a Victorian steeple. All ...
Rick Scott’s decision to appoint a politically connected Republican with minimal education experience to the Sarasota School Board is provoking outrage from other candidates who applied for the post, and from Democrats who accuse the governor of playing politics with local learning. By picking Bridget Ziegler, an insurance agent married to a Republican state committeeman, to fill a vacant board seat, Scott bypassed two other GOP prospects who have, taken together, spent more than 50 years in education. Ziegler, 31, attended two community colleges and Florida International University, but never obtained a degree at any of the three. On her application to Scott’s office, Ziegler listed Sarasota Republican Party chairman Joe Gruters as the first reference. She also is married to Christian Ziegler, a state Republican Party committeeman who has worked on dozens of campaigns in the region, including that of Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key.
Florida Congressional Delegation Holds Hearing: On Wednesday, June 12, 2014, VFW Department of Florida Service Officer, Jason Smith, presented testimony before the Florida Congressional delegation, chaired by Representative Vern Buchanan. The topic of the hearing was VA health care delivery. Jason highlighted the work VFW has done through our national helpline -- 1-800-VFW-1899 -- and the town hall meetings that were held to hear firsthand of veterans' experiences and to assist those in immediate need of care. He also pointed out that VA capacity is not meeting demand and that every tool must be used to ensure timely, high-quality care is provide for our veterans. Jason's full testimony can be seen here:
Congressman Vern Buchanan is welcoming our members! The GSCC Small Business Awards have started!
Talk is cheap and all we get are words, where are the individual actions of our Congressmen? We are tired of talk: June 13, 2014 Update My Profile Website | 16th District | About Vern | News | Services | Resources | Legislation | Contact Allegations of misconduct at VA facilities have rocked the nation. Yesterday, on Capitol Hill in Washington, I chaired a bipartisan meeting of the Florida congressional delegation on VA care in the Sunshine state. Please take a moment to read the attached news article and let me know what you think! – Vern Fla. lawmakers deride VA for problems but counsel caution on overhaul BY CHRIS ADAMS McClatchy Washington Bureau June 12, 2014 Buchanan is the co-Chair of Florida’s bipartisan congressional delegation WASHINGTON – A bipartisan collection of Florida lawmakers piled on the Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday in a special delegation meeting – although one of the most common refrains heard was some variation of “the VA does many things well.” About 2 ...
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Rep. Vern Buchanan voices his support for philanthropy - our CEO latest post
Boehner clearly avoiding his lieutenants, chatting up Vern Buchanan, Don Young and the young son of another member
Sec. of State John Kerry is one of the richest politicians with a minimum net worth of more than $199 million in 2011.. . Sen. Kerry got some unwanted publicity when questions were raised about him docking a $7 million family yacht in Newport, R.I., which levies virtually no taxes on pleasure craft, instead of in Massachusetts, which imposes substantial fees. His wife is heir to the HEINZ Ketchup fortune. Second on the list was Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California, who made his fortune developing a car alarm system. Issa's minimum net worth was put at $160.1 million, although he actually saw a dip of about $4 million in his holdings in 2009. After Kerry and Issa, the rest of the top 10 list were: Rep. Jane Harman, (D-Calif.); Sen. Jay Rockefeller, (D-W.Va.); Rep. Michael McCaul, (R-Texas); Sen. Mark Warner, (D-Va.); Rep. Jared Polis, (D-Colo.); Rep. Vern Buchanan, (R-Fla.); Sen. Frank Lautenberg, (D-N.J.), and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, (D-Calif.) You should see where poor Mitt Romney lives... Mitt Ro . ...
I share this list because there are many people who think Republicans' are all bad and we need to get rid of them. The fact of the matter most politicians, whether Rep. or Dem. are corrupt. We will never know to what extent of how corrupt they are. This is why we need TERM LIMITS!. Corruption list of Politicians from 2012 by Judicial Watch. •Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) •Secretary of Energy Steven Chu •Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Ambassador Susan Rice •Attorney General Eric Holder •Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) •Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) •President Barack Obama •Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) •Rep. David Rivera (R-FL) •Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius Dishonorable Mentions for 2012 include: •Former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) •Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) •Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano •Gen. David Petraeus •Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) •Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) These politicians should be removed for politics. They are being invest ...
A man is vying to be possibly a congessman, there is a thing that makes his run different. Centenarian Joe Newman is trying to start a career in politics by running as a write-in candidate for Florida’s 16th Congressional District. The candidate, who is not running as either a Democrat or a Republican, told Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson he decided to run after becoming concerned with the way Congress is currently operating. “I listen to what is going on and I am unhappy about the fact that human beings are not being concerned in the thinking,” Newman said. Newman said he was particularly concerned after his current representative, GOP Rep. Vern Buchanan, voted to continue the Bush-era tax rates and voted against the health care overhaul. In a blog on his website, Newman said he knows people may think he is “nuts” for running for Congress , but he believes it is the right thing to do to help the country. He says he wants to serve as a representative for the people, not special interest groups. . ...
CREW’s ninth report on congressional corruption names 17 members of Congress—13 members who engaged in serious misconduct and four members whose transgressions brought them a dishonorable mention. Seven members are on the list for the first time this year, and 10 are returning. In fact, six—Reps. Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Michael Grimm (R-NY), Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Hal Rogers (R-KY), Don Young (R-AK), and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)—are on the list for at least the third time. Why are we still talking about these six? If the Department of Justice (DOJ), the House and Senate ethics committees, and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) were doing their jobs, we wouldn’t be. The glacial pace of investigations into misconduct means many cases have dragged on for years and some have been dropped entirely with no explanation, despite strong evidence.
The following elected officials mean nothing to their constituents in Florida now. The first black president has a pen and a phone and will use executive orders to make up law - his law. Those people I voted for have no voice now. Nor do I have the representation I voted for. What ever happened to a government of, by and for the people? Senators: Bill Nelson, Marco Rubio Florida (FL) Representatives: Gus Bilirakis, Corrine Brown, Vern Buchanan, Kathy Castor, Ander Crenshaw, Ron DeSantis, Theodore Deutch, Mario Diaz-Balart, Lois Frankel, Joe Garcia, Alan Grayson, Alcee Hastings, John Mica, Jeff Miller, Patrick Murphy, Richard Nugent, Bill Posey, Trey Radel, Thomas Rooney, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Dennis Ross, Steve Southerland, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Daniel Webster, Frederica Wilson, Ted Yoho
No more excuses, approve Keystone, Buchanan says U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan says a new State Department report should end the 5-years of limbo that the nation has been in over the Keystone XL Pipeline. “There is simply no excuse to delay this job-creating project any longer,” said Buchanan. “The pipeline offers us a prime opportunity to boost our nation's energy security and strengthen the economy by creating tens of thousands of new American jobs. We owe it to the American people to quit the partisan rhetoric and break ground on this shovel-ready project immediately.” On Friday, the State Department released a voluminous report that declares that the Keystone project that downplayed the impact it would have on climate change - a key concern President Barack Obama has had about the project. The State Department report also suggests more than 40,000 jobs could be created during a 2-year construction period to construct the pipeline. When completed, the $5.4 billion pipeline would transport heavy cru . ...
Immigration Reform Allies Tell Boehner to “Stop Stalling” Remind him that voters demand action (SARASOTA, Fla.) –On Saturday, February 15th, 2014 at 4:30 p.m., supporters of immigration reform such as Mi Familia Vota, SEIU, Young American Dreamers, FLIC, OFA, CIRNOW, UNIDOSNOW, LULAC and labor will join local voters to demand that Speaker Boehner put an end to congressional stalling and bring legislation to a vote. Boehner, R-Ohio, is scheduled to be in Sarasota for a private fundraiser with U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan. The fundraiser, hosted by Sarasota entrepreneur Jesse Biter at his penthouse home, will raise money for a committee called Boehner for Speaker.
"Raise The Minimum Wage Hypocrisy much? And he's not alone; 65 current Republican members of Congress supported raising the minimum wage in 2007 when Pres. Bush asked for it. Now, under Pres. Obama, these same folks are coming up with every excuse in the book for opposing it. Tell the Republican Party: stop playing politics with America's workers and Raise The Minimum Wage! Here's what Paul Ryan said then: “Last year, I supported an increase in the minimum wage because it also included tax relief measures for employers to offset the cost of the proposed minimum wage increase." Here's a list of the rest of the hypocritical members of Congress who suddenly oppose raising the minimum wage when a Democrat is in office. Spread their shame! (Credit: Think Progress.) Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) Rep. Bill Young (R-FL) Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) Rep. Candace Miller (R-MI) Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) Rep. Don Young (R-AK) Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) Rep. Frank Wolf (R-KY) Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) ...
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Thank you Congressman Vern Buchanan for voting NO on an unconditional debt ceiling increase --- that's more like...
Henry Lawrence, one of the most decorated athletes Manatee County has produced, has filed to challenge U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan for his seat in Congress in November.
Vern Buchanan (my craptastic Representative) said that he plans on tackling homelessness in Sarasota Fl. Sounds good right? We do have a problem here with homelessness and it'd be great to help these people who are part of our community. But that's not why Verny is concerned, nope. He wants to tackle homelessness because it hurts the businesses downtown. Typical "Pro-life" Republican concerns.
BOEHNER TO SARASOTA this weekend with WALDEN and Vern Buchanan via
Congressman Vern Buchanan, where are you on this?
Constituents of REP VERN BUCHANAN, FL 16, member Ways & Means comm has denied America benefits of PLS defeat him n AUG 26 primary.
FL-16. let's send Vern Buchanan home to care for his car lots!
Suncoast Congressman Vern Buchanan spoke in Venice Saturday morning and took questions from his constituents. Buchanan discussed a wide variety of topics in front of residents.
Today in Venice. * Congressman Vern Buchanan Listening Session at Venice City Hall. Nokomis Beach Drum Circle at sunset. * This is in N. Port, but may be worth the 20 minute drive. SECOND NATURE ENVIRONMENTAL FESTIVAL is all I have for you, if you know of anything else post under this thread.
Researchers work to halt disease ravaging citrus trees By Chris Adams McClatchy Washington Bureau In a secure Biosafety 3 containment facility at the University of California, Davis, researchers are required to undress, pull on scrubs and pass through negative pressure doors – something like an airlock – before they can begin their work. Leaving requires a shower and more airlocks. “Everything is completely contained,” said MaryLou Polek, whose organization helps fund some of the research done at the facility. “They can’t even take a notebook out. They have to email their results out.” Biological weapons? Well, in a way. The building is called the UC Davis Research Containment Facility. And in this state-of-the-art operation, researchers work with exotic pests and pathogens that threaten U.S. agriculture and natural resources – things such as the glassy-winged sharpshooter and the brown marmorated stink bug. They’re also studying what may be the biggest threat these days to the U.S. citr ...
I just signed a petition to Rep. Vern Buchanan (FL-16): Please co-sponsor and fight to improve the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014.
This responds to Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, on "Restoring the American dream through opportunity" Jan. 24 commentary in the Herald.
What a great photo! Thanks for sharing Congressman Vern Buchanan!
Congressman Vern Buchanan will hold a listening session on jobs, the economy and spending in Venice on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Venice City Hall, 401 W. Venice Avenue.
"Pork in the Farm Bill", NRO, Michael Tanner, 29 Jan 2014 It’s been overshadowed by the hoopla surrounding the State of the Union, but we have finally had an outbreak of bipartisanship in Washington. Of course, bipartisanship means, as it usually does, that Democrats and Republicans have teamed up to mug taxpayers: An agreement has finally been reached on a new farm bill. The farm bill will cost taxpayers about $950 billion over the next ten years. Lawmakers are calling this a $23 billion cut. But as Veronique de Rugy and my colleague Chris Edwards have pointed out, this is a cut only in the Washington sense of spending less than previously predicted. In reality, it represents an inflation-adjusted $258 billion increase over the ten-year cost of the last farm bill, in 2008. That’s a whopping 37 percent jump in real spending! “In a bipartisan development, Democrats and Republicans team up, again, to mug taxpayers.” The largest part of this spending is not for farm programs but for food stamps. The ...
Rep. Vern Buchanan, we've heard it all before. Your commentary in the Jan. 25 Herald was nothing more than hollow rhetoric.
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Bill Maher wants to suggest flipping Florida's 16th and finally removing Vern Buchanan who has accomplished little beyond getting away with corruption since 2007.
Update on Farm Bill: For those of us who called Congressman Vern Buchanan...the Congress voted to PASS. Take a bow. BUT BUT Senate hasn't voted yet. Sen Nelson & Rubio need to be called ASAP. YES TO FARM BILL.
Political Insider: Buchanan has back surgery - U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan expects to miss at least one week of votes ...
An $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill expected to be approved by Congress this week will delay hikes in flood insurance premiums, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan said Tuesday.
Political Watch: Rep. Vern Buchanan recovering after back surgery
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, slipped from fifth place to sixth in 2012 in the latest look at the wealth of members of the U.S. House.
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan's town hall event scheduled for Saturday morning in Holmes Beach has been postponed.
Political Watch: Despite apparent decline in wealth, Rep. Vern Buchanan still one of Congress'...
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan on Monday urged the leaders of the merging American Airlines and U.S. Airways to maintain an existing, direct flight between Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and Reagan National Airport, in Washington, D.C.
A Nokomis man has filed to run against U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan in next year's election.
U.S. Vern Buchanan on Thursday signed on as a co-sponsor of the USA Freedom Act, legislation that he says would end the National Security Agency's "indiscriminate collection" of Americans' personal information.
Rep. Vern Buchanan praises FDA move to limit most prescribed painkillers: The Food and Drug Administration is...
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan late Wednesday applauded the deal that will end the government shutdown and prevent the chance of the U.S. government defaulting on its debt.
The budget shutdown was one thing, but U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan said he would not stand by silently while the U.S. government defaults on its debts.
Florida reaction to Obama's national address on Syria: Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota: “Launching a strike in ...
Congressman Vern Buchanan. After attending the classified briefing, I remain opposed to intervening in Syria’s...
Reps. Joe Heck and Vern Buchanan spent about $650k EACH on franked mail in the last Congress --
Vern Buchanan's continuing censorship of opposing opinions, and the media embracing it to keep the ad revenues flowing,…
With Hector is Sally Tidbitts who is the regional director of Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL) who sits on one of...
Vern Buchanan stands against military action in Syria
Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., said calls and emails to his offices are 600 to 9 against striking Syria.
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What do you think? In a poll Congressman Vern Buchanan sent out this week, 72% percent of the respondents agreed.
Rep.Vern Buchanan just stated in committee hearing there has been cost bending in healthcare market. No google on Capitol Hill??
Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL-16) has signed on as the 44th cosponsor of the Parental Rights Amendment - HJRes50. He is the third supporter from Florida on the current measure.
This afternoon I introduced the bipartisan "Families for Foster Youth Stamp Act of 2013" with Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Thad Cochran (R-MI) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA). This legislation will provide for the issuance and sale of a semi-postal by the United States Postal Service to support effective programs targeted at improving permanency outcomes for youth in foster care.
Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., who is on the House Ways and Means Committee says he's concerned about the culture of the IRS. What do you think?
2012 Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians Within The United States! Posted on February 4, 2013 by Volubrjotr At Judicial Watch, we put Washington, DC’s most corrupt politicians on notice, because no one is above the law. Help us keep these public offenders in line! REP. VERN BUCHANAN R – FL In July 2012, the House Ethics Committee, after a haphazard investigation, reported that Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) had omitted information on his financial disclosure forms over four years. However, the ethics committee took no action because once caught, Rep. Buchanan evidently corrected the “errors.” What, exactly, were the errors? In his disclosure statements for 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, Buchanan failed to report all of his positions or ownership interests in six entities and income received from the entities. In a separate matter, the committee continues to investigate findings of the Office of Congressional Ethics, Congress’s independent ethics review board, that there is “substantial reason to believe th ...
Rep. Vern Buchanan is on Judicial Watch’s Top Ten Most Corrupt list! Join the conversation and find who made the list
Lawmakers, experts call for stronger hydrocodone restrictions. In continuing coverage, The Hill (1/29, Wilson, 21K) reports in its "Regwatch" blog that Reps. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and Edward Markey (D-MA) wrote to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg "urging her to move painkillers containing hydrocodone, such as Vicodin [acetaminophen and hydrocodone], from a Schedule III to a Schedule II drug. ... 'Prescription drug abuse is wreaking havoc on countless families and communities across our nation,' Buchanan and Markey wrote, adding that the drugs 'are now the most widely prescribed painkillers in the country, with more than 131 million prescriptions for hydrocodone written in 2010 alone.'" The two Congressional Members said there are planning to "reintroduce a bill called the Pill Mill Crackdown Act next week, which also aims to make the medications harder to get." WebMD (1/28, Lowry) adds that an FDA panel of experts on Friday, "voted 17 to 10 in favor of reclassifying" hydrocodo ...
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To all those working on gun control - a little local information. I sent emails to our 2 Florida US Senators and our local congressman, Vern Buchanan. Responses: Mr Buchanan has decided to take a "wait and see approach". He did not respond to my email but that's a quote from a newspaper interview. Not clear what he's waiting to see - perhaps another massacre, more dead 6 year olds? I got email responses from our senators. Senator Nelson would support banning assault rifles and clips with more than 10 rounds. Senator Rubio (please note Republican friends looking to 2016) said he's in full support of the second amendment but might consider efforts to keep guns away from the mentally ill. I sent a second round of emails telling Nelson, right on but now make it happen ,and telling Buchanan and Rubio that I was horrified at their reluctance to put citizen safety ahead of pleasing the NRA. No response so far.
I told you I would not give up. This morning I emailed my State Rep. (one of them) about my encounter with DMV last week. It's Saturday, so I don't expect to hear back any time soon, but I think I will eventually. The damage is already done, hurry. But I think I can count on a reply because...I'm a registered Democrat in his district and he's a Democrat. Not that a Republican wouldn't respond, but, perhaps there is extra motivation here.
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan to Quit giving foreign aid to Islamist Egypt
Washington – Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan urged President Obama Thursday to stop the shipments of 20 Amer ...
“US shouldn't provide military assistance to regime that supports Hamas & looking more like dictatorship” Vern Buchanan
Calls to pull the plug on U.S. gifts of tanks, F-16 jets to Egypt grows: Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan urged Pre...
Congressman Vern Buchanan Let's hear it! Should Congress raise the $16.4 trillion debt limit in March when the...
WASHINGTON — Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson said his vote was a vote for the average guy. So did Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan of Sarasota.
After raising taxes on 77% of Americans, President Obama plans to use that money to give Muslim Brotherhood-led Egypt a "gift" of battle tanks & F-16 jets. The first four jets are to be delivered beginning Jan. 22. Florida Rep.Vern Buchanan, who recently called for ending foreign aid to Egypt altogether, said the Muslim Brotherhood-backed Morsi government has been sending increasingly troubling signals to Washington, and giving it state-of-the-art fighter jets is a dangerous idea. “American tax dollars must not be used to aid and abet any dictatorial regime that stands with terrorists,” Buchanan said.
Times: Bill Nelson and Vern Buchanan's support for NASCAR tax break shows rough road ahead for tax reform
Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Vern Buchanan's support for tax break underscores rough road ahead for tax reform:
The 2 UDM alums in the 113th Congress: Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) MBA '86 & Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI) MBA '84. Thx for the heads up
Vern Buchanan outraged AIG may sue over terms of bailout
what did Vern Buchanan do to make the list?
Vern Buchanan just sent a perfectly sane, rational email. I think the world might actually have ended in 2012, just not in a Biblical way.
Interning with Congressman Vern Buchanan again this summer... Next, I'm off to to talk to Sarasota Magazine and the Herald Tribune!
Congressman Vern Buchanan, You just had a post and it disappeared - it is a very noble gesture and much appreciated. I believe, though, we would appreciate it far more if you simply stood your ground toe-toe with the out-of-control spending. I so dislike standing here implying or suggesting you or anyone should not get a raise. We need to get a hold of the reins on the spending so that we may all prosper and not have to feel guilty about making more money. There is nothing wrong with making more money (tulip bulbs, bags of rice, Benjamins, legal tender) - whatever you want to call it. Just my very, very humble opinion.
CHICAGO (EAG News) — The Chicago Teachers Union is not just about looking out for its members’ interests. The union wants to fundamentally change America, too.
wealthiest members of Congress Rep Vern Buchanan-reported 2010 net worth "as much as 366M"
How many people would vote for a candidate who's only issue would be to bring term limits to the House and other issue.alright show your hands.I thought it would be that many.geez, that's a landslide.
Kudos to Rep. Bill Young, Vern Buchanan, Kathy Castor,& Sen. Bill Nelson for helping to avert the fiscal cliff. While it is narrowly drawn, does not include spending cuts. and will add nearly $4 trillion dollars to the existing16 trillion deficit over 10 years, it is a 1st step. I am sesriously disappointed in the extreme positions of no new taxes of anykind on the right and no spending cuts on the left. The bottom line is you can't continue to spend more than you make and expect to get new results. Wake up congress.
Time to cook supper for the family..Vern and I started back on our akins diet so he is starving after his can of tuna for lunch today lol...I will be back once we are done cooking and cleaning up :)
SURPRISINGLY GOOD ANSWER FROM UNCLE VERN TODAY ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS ~ "We cannot ignore the possibility of unintended and dangerous consequences from manipulating genetics. Americans should be allowed to decide for themselves whether or not to consume these products. They should be clearly labeled for easy consumer awareness and understanding. We cannot allow products whose safety is in doubt to reach our homes." ~ Vern Buchanan
Tea Party star and former U.S. Rep. Allen West lost his bid for re-election in 2012, but his legacy lives on in Congress.
A Florida congressman wants to freeze $2 billion in U.S. aid to Egypt, and he plans to introduce legislation Friday doing just that. “I think we should be speaking up,” said Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) on Fox News’s “Fox and Friends.” “This is clearly a power grab...
Staten Island Republican Michael Grimm is connected to a Mafia Crime Family. Miami Republican David Rivera, everyone's first bet for the next congressman to wind up on trial, has so many pending criminal investigations that no one is even paying any attention to the ethics investigations any longer. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Aaron Schock (R-IL), and Norm *** (D-WA), to name just a few ethics-free Members under scrutiny, have far more serious matters outstanding against them than Jesse Jackson, Jr. Yet on Wednesday, Jackson was forced into resigning his congressional seat and now faces a plea bargain that is rumored to include prison time.
Honored to receive the endorsement of Senator Marco Rubio! "As a self-made businessman, Vern Buchanan knows how to grow the economy, create jobs, and control spending,” said Sen. Rubio. “He understands that America’s greatness comes from its entrepreneurial spirit and pro-growth, free-market policies. And he understands the urgency of putting an end to Washington’s out-of-control spending spree. It is with great pleasure that I endorse Vern Buchanan for re-election to Congress.”
per Vern Buchanan's website A recent non-partisan study says Sarasota and Manatee Counties will be among the hardest hit in the nation by Medicare cuts under Obamacare. The study by the University of Minnesota calculates the effects of the Affordable Care Act’s $716 billion cut to Medicare in a county-by-county analysis across the nation. The largest portion of the cuts, $415 billion, comes from reductions in reimbursement rates to providers such as, doctors, hospitals, and nursing homes. With over 200,000 seniors, the 13th congressional district of Florida has the highest percentage of seniors in the United States and is also the oldest congressional district in the country with a median age of 49.5. Seniors have worked their whole lives with the promise of a safe retirement, yet Obamacare puts that at risk. The study shows that: Sarasota County is cut by over $1.4 billion, while Manatee will be cut by $824 million. Sarasota County is in the top 1.5% of the hardest-hit counties in the country with one ...
Several House Republicans have violated campaign finance laws. Federal officials are currently looking into allegations that Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.), who serves as vice chairman of finance for the National Republican Congressional Committee, reimbursed employees for contributing $90,000 in illegal straw donations to his campaign as well as accusations that he failed to disclose relevant business positions at more than a dozen companies. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) is being investigated for allegedly extorting a rabbi and his followers into donating as much as $500,000 to his congressional campaign. This is the rest :Pete Sessions (R-Texas), Frank Guinta (R-N.H.), Gary Miller (R-Calif.), Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) and Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.).
Got my absentee ballott voted for Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Connie Mack, Vern Buchanan, Bill Galvano, and Sheriff Steube. Send in the mail tommorrow. Can't wait to be Mitt Romney poll watcher.
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, a Republican from Florida, reported a net worth of as much as $366.2 million in 2010, according to financial disclosures. U.S. House
Either the Florida Republican is a crook or he’s clueless. Those aren’t flattering options, but it’s hard to see any others.
Buchanan’s jumps on Fitzgerald for sexually explicit blog – Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Congressman is either crooked or clueless - multiple campaign finance scandals can't be coincidence
On the blog: is either clueless or a crook, but he doesn't deserve the benefit of the doubt.
I'm not the only one. brought up your Vern Buchanan ad.
Buchanan campaign to refund $84300 in illegal campaign contributions … – Bradenton Herald
You can be for and for ‘pro-choice’ but you can’t be for Vern Buchanan and be for women’s rights.
Amid the toughest re-election battle of his career, Vern Buchanan must return more than $84,000 in tainted donations.
The development comes as the Republican congressman faces the toughest re-election of his career
Vern's unique background as a successful businessman has made him a leading voice in Congress for pro-growth policies that limit government intrusion in the private sector. As Florida's only member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, Vern supports free-market solutions to expand the economy, n...
the FEC may be lax but Justice is taking violations seriously these days: Friend of Rep. Buchanan pleads guilty
Second Buchanan campaign violation this year:
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Congressman will be questioned in late November in a case involving a former business partner suing him for an alleged breach of contract
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Fla. Dems leap on guilty plea by Vern Buchanan friend; call for RPOF to return money
Florida- Vern Buchanan must give up $84,000 in political donations: So many politicians in Florida on their way ...
Had a good time at Vern Buchanan's fund raiser this evening! Great spending time with friends and supporters. Go Vern!
Political Insider: Vern Buchanan must give up $84,000 in donations
Two men plead guilty to reimbursing employees for $ 84,300 given to the campaign. Rep. Vern Buchanan – Yahoo! News Search Results
Who is running the Florida GOP (Republican Party)? Look at these story lines from this week. Pretty nauseating if you ask me... "Friend of U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan pleads guilty to campaign violations." - Tampa Bay Times “State Representative abruptly resigned his seat in the Florida House following reports linking his name to a prostitution investigation” - Many media outlets "Lamar Sternad, who ran in the Democratic primary against Joe Garcia for a South Florida congressional seat, admitted to the FBI that he was a stooge for incumbent Republican David Rivera. Garcia is Rivera’s challenger on the November ballot." - Miami Herald "Not only has the Republican Party of Florida joined the lynch mob going after three Florida Supreme Court justices, the GOP is being dishonest about its motives." - Palm Beach Post 9/27 "Republicans on Thursday fired a vendor suspected of submitting 108 questionable new voter registrations in Florida’s Palm Beach County, ground zero for disputed ballots in 2000′s pr ...
Vern Buchanan campaign tells us it'll give $84k in illegal donations to Treasury. Updated blog:
Political Watch: Tampa developer pleads guilty to making illegal contributions to Vern Buchanan
Anyone else (besides David Rivera) gotten away with more illegal activity than Vern Buchanan h/t
Memo to Rep. friends don't let friends get busted for illegally donating to their congressional campaign
Tampa Bay Times Democrats in Washington have scrapped a planned $230,000 ad buy on behalf of Keith Fitzgerald, the Democrat challenging Rep. Vern Buchanan, a...
National Democrats have cancelled $230,000 in TV ads for Keith Fitzgerald in his campaign against Vern Buchanan, shifting the money away from “long shots” to “more promising targets” elsewhere in the country, according to two sources who monitor ad buysvia Roll Call.
in FL, Alan Grayson will win newly created district, Allen West will lose his, Bill Young & Vern Buchanan should lose theirs.
Republicans are jumping on Sarasota Democrat Keith Fitzgerald for his new television commercial that they say misleads voters
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No Surprise to us Sarasota Corruption makes national news because Rep Vern Buchanan accepts Money from Sarasotas Richest.
Fitzgerald's first TV ad of the campaign attempts to link Republican rival to corruption
Misleading ad from Vern Buchanan challenger Keith Fitzgerald seeks to play up 'corruption' angle
A new ad from Keith Fitzgerald, the Sarasota Democrat facing Rep. Vern Buchanan, is a hard hitting indictment of...
In regards to my "friendship" dilemma over frickin' politics, I thought this to be quite interesting. Fitzgerald’s sister boosts Buchanan U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan is touting an endorsement from one of Democrat Keith Fitzgerald’s five siblings. Linda Huber, a Kentucky Republican, said in a statement sent by Buchanan’s campaign that she is backing Buchanan because of his business background. Buchanan, a Longboat Key Republican, is a car dealership owner who was first elected to Congress in 2006 “Vern’s background as a businessman is exactly what we need in Congress,” said Huber, who met Buchanan in Tampa last month at the Republican National Convention. Huber, who is from Louisville, was an alternate delegate to the convention. Fitzgerald, who is from Louisville originally, said he’s not surprised by his sister’s support for Buchanan. Though most of his family is Democratic, he said Huber has a very different view on politics. “Though I’ve never loved her politics, I love my sister,” sa ...
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan was told by the U.S. Department of Justice that he is no longer being investigated.
Rep. Vern Buchanan uses a Habitat for Humanity mortgage to secure big money. By 2009, Florida's real estate market had plunged, dragging with it a Bradenton project being developed by the brother of U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan.
When a CBS news anchor introduces a crime segment about the local congressman, uses the phrase "involves a congressman who is already immersed in alleged corrupt behavior," you have to wonder which one of the criminal sociopaths John Boehner is protecting is about to be exposed. Is it Michael "Mikey Suits" Grimm from Staten Island? Buck McKeon from Santa Clarita? Joe Walsh, the Illinois deadbeat dad? Sarasota's serial tax evader/multimillionaire Vern Buchanan? Well, in this case, as you can see in the video, we're talking about a contender for Congress' Most Corrupt, Marco Rubio's little gangster buddy David Rivera.
John Tanner,Jim Webb,Vern Buchanan,also bought stocks after obamacare passed or shortly before
Democrats 'serve' Eric Cantor with 'wanted' poster for Rep. Vern Buchanan | Tampa Bay Times:
New event: Vern Buchanan and Jeff Miller to Hold Veteran’s Town Hall
Saturday Shout Out: Rep. Vern Buchanan is fed up with the fact that Congress still hasn't passed a budget and...
Sarasota County Republican Headquarters Victory Offices Grand Opening today - South County and North County. Congressman Vern Buchanan in attendance to lead Sarasota voters to defeat Obama!!!
The watchdog group responsible for the ethics complaint against U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan on Tuesday urged Republican leaders in the House of Representatives to ask the Florida congressman to step down.
I'm posting this from Elaine Bott, and if you think it is something worth supporting, please share it! In memory of my dear husband, Rich, I want to wish all mothers a Happy Mother's Day, and to ask you to join me, in trying to get justice for one young Mother with 3 children. As an attorney and a citizen of Florida, he was always an advocate for justice for all people. I'm sad and grieving for sure, but I know that Rich would want me to Help this young Mother. As he would say: "there but for the grace of God, goes any one of us." If we don't speak up, who will speak for us, if we become the next victim of such injustice? I sent this email (below) to Vern Buchanan, and I'm asking everyone I know, to send a similar letter in support of justice for this woman. Please contact your elected representatives, league of women voters, women's organizations of which you are a member, the Florida Bar Association, any attorneys you may know, family, friends and citizens of this "STATE," to demand justice for this you ...
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From the day he arrived in Washington raising one hand to be sworn in as a member of Congress while extending his other outstretched palm, Rep. Vern Buchanan of Sarasota has consistently been considered one of the most ethically challenged figures on Capitol Hill.
The House Ethics Committee said today it would continue reviewing whether Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) offered almost $3 million to settle a lawsuit with a former business partner in exchange for his filing a false affidavit with the Federal Election Commission.
Vern Buchanan of Florida tried to get a business partner to lie to the Federal Election Commission.More >> A con...
The House Ethics Committee announced it is broadening an existing review of Rep.Vern Buchanan to include a new allegation, reports the Wall Street Journal. Ethics investigators said Wednesday that they will look into a charge that Mr. Buchanan sought false testimony from a key witness in a case against the lawmaker. At issue is an...
Buchanan's Broken Promises on Spending are Beginning to Pile Up Vern Buchanan (FL-16) has broken his promise to Suncoast constituents about changing the culture in Washington. Buchanan campaigned on a pledge to cut wasteful spending, but has enjoyed hundreds of thousands of dollars in perks and benefits for being a Member of Congress. Last year, the Sarasota Herald Tribune reported that “no member of Congress spent more taxpayer money on mailers” than Vern Buchanan in early 2011.In the first quarter of 2011, Buchanan spent nearly 2,000% more on taxpayer funded communication than the average member of Congress.Soon-to-be released reports for the first quarter of 2012 will detail just how much taxpayer money Buchanan spent on himself that will benefit his campaign. “Cutting spending and balancing the budget requires pragmatic, bi-partisan leadership in Congress.Congressman Buchanan continues to waste taxpayers’ money on perks and privileges for himself rather than working for Suncoast seniors and mi ...
Despite his advantages as a three-term incumbent and finance chairman of congressional Republicans’ election efforts, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan trailed Sarasota Democrat Keith Fitzgerald in campaign contributions for the last quarter, records released Monday showed.
Bradenton Herald coverage of our campaign outraising Vern Buchanan in the 1st quarter.
Washington's status quo is bankrupting our nation By Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) Washington's addiction to spending has placed our nation on the same perilous road as Greece. In fact, the United States recently joined Greece on the short list of seven nations with debt exceeding total economic output. Our national debt went from $10 trillion in 2008 to $15.6 trillion today and is projected to reach $26 trillion in 10 years. ??It seems that Washington never runs out of ways to waste taxpayers' money in breathtaking fashion. Consider the following: - It was disclosed last week that a federal agency (the General Services Administration) held an $800,000 five-day conference at a resort in Las Vegas that included a mind reader, a clown and $147,000 in catering fees. The mind reader was paid $3,200. The clown's fee was not reported. - The federal Environmental Protection Agency spent $100 million on overseas projects that included studying pig manure in Thailand, reducing pollution in China and improving air qu ...
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