Bio: U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan is co-chair of the bipartisan 29-member Florida congressional delegation and Florida’s only member of Congress to serve on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax policy, international trade, health care, welfare, Social Security, and Medicare. Buchanan is chairman of the Human Resources Subcommittee, which oversees federal assistance for families, children, the disabled, and the unemployed.
A self-made businessman, Buchanan understands that America’s economic strength flows from its entrepreneurial spirit and pro-growth, free-market policies. Buchanan has worked tirelessly to enact tax incentives to help small businesses, end burdensome regulations, and limit frivolous lawsuits.
In his fifth term, Buchanan is an outspoken advocate of reforming the U.S. tax code to make it simpler and fairer. He also serves on the Health and Social Security subcommittees on Ways and Means.
As chairman of the Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee, Buchanan will be at the center of debate over upcoming efforts to reform the nation’s welfare system.
Military Bio: Vern Buchanan grew up with five siblings in a blue collar household in a small town near Detroit, Michigan. He served six years in the Air National Guard and worked his way through college.
Legislation: I am humbled to represent a region home to more than 66,000 armed service members who have served our country with great distinction. As a former member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, I am fighting every day to ensure these brave men and women receive the care and benefits they deserve.
Recent allegations of misconduct at VA medical facilities are extremely disturbing. That’s why I voted for legislation to allow veterans to seek treatment outside the VA system when delays become unacceptable. Every veteran has earned the right to timely access to quality medical care.