Politics

Vern Buchanan Hires Bradenton Resident as Press Secretary

Before joining Buchanan's office, Chloe Conboy worked as a digital content producer for ABC7.

09/20/2019 By Staff

Education

Buchanan Honors Local Educators

The Congressional Teacher Awards, established by Buchanan in 2014, are given out annually to special Suncoast teachers for their outstanding achievements on behalf of students.

04/09/2019 Photography by Staff

Meet and Greet

Buchanan Staff Announces Mobile Office Hours in Manatee County

Buchanan’s field representative, Gary Tibbetts, will be available to meet with area residents in April.

04/01/2019 By Staff

Politics

Recapping Tuesday's Local Election Results

Local voters on Tuesday reelected Vern Buchanan to another term, while also reelecting state Rep. Margaret Good, a Democrat.

11/06/2018 By Staff

Balancing Act

Six-Term Republican Congressman Vern Buchanan Walks a Tightrope in the Age of Trump

This year, Buchanan faces his most hostile election since 2006.

09/26/2018 By David Hackett

Politics

Rick Scott to Headline Sarasota GOP Rally

The Republican Party of Sarasota County is holding a political rally and straw poll event on Saturday, July 28.

07/06/2018 By Staff

New hires

Former Vern Buchanan Aide Joins Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Sarasota recently hired Danny Bilyeu as the organization's construction administrator.

06/20/2018 By Staff

Federal Funding

Congress Passes Buchanan Red Tide Bill

The legislation includes $8 million for NOAA algae research.

03/23/2018 By Staff

Energy

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Open Waters to Offshore Drilling

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced on Thursday plans to open almost all of federally controlled waters to offshore oil and gas drilling.

01/04/2018 By staff

Politics

U.S. House Passes Tax Cut Plan

The bill cuts the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent, eliminates the estate tax in 2024 and drops many personal deductions, among other things.

11/16/2017 By staff

Politics

Congressman to Discuss Tax Reform March 31

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, will discuss tax reform at The Argus Foundation's next Meet the Minds luncheon.

03/24/2017 By staff

Politics

Chamber of Commerce Honors Congressman

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday presented Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, with its Spirit of Enterprise Award.

03/21/2017 By staff

Politics

Congressman Holding Town Hall Saturday

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, is holding a public town hall at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

03/16/2017 By staff

Honors

Congressman Wins Award From National YMCA Group

The national YMCA presented Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, with the Congressional Champion Award Wednesday for his work supporting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

03/09/2017 By staff

The 115th Congress

Buchanan Introduces Seven New Bills on Congress's First Day

The Sarasota Representative is focusing on job creation and tax reform.

01/03/2017 By staff

Politics

Congressman Outlines 2017 Priorities

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, on Wednesday outlined his policy priorities for 2017, pledging to cut taxes, eliminate "unnecessary regulations" and prevent "massive benefit cuts" for Medicare and Social Security recipients.

12/28/2016 By staff

Sports

Congressman Named Honorary Chairman for Rowing Championships

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, recently agreed to serve as honorary chairman for the 2017 World Rowing Championships, which take place at Sarasota's Nathan Benderson Park next Sept. 23-Oct. 3.

09/09/2016 Research by staff

Health care

Buchanan Asks for Federal Money to Fight Heroin Abuse

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, asked federal officials on Monday for immediate aid to confront the region's recent surge of heroin-related overdoses.

07/25/2016 Research by staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Scholarships, veterans events and more.

06/02/2016 Research by staff

Environment

Obama Signs Reauthorization of National Estuary Program

The law allows the EPA to continue working to improve specially designated waters and habitats, including Sarasota Bay.

05/24/2016 Research by staff