Rep. Vern Buchanan

Representative from Florida’s 16th District


Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
2013-2016 Representative Florida's 16th District
2007-2012 Representative Florida's 13th District

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2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Buchanan has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Buchanan is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Vern Buchanan sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Some of Buchanan’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2007 to May 2015, Buchanan missed 161 of 6,604 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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Recent Legislative Activity


H.R. 2506: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to delay the authority to terminate Medicare Advantage contracts for MA plans failing to achieve minimum quality ratings.

Sponsor: Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]

This bill was referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and House Committee on Ways and Means which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16] is a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means.

May 21, 2015