Rep. Vern Buchanan

Representative from Florida’s 16th District, Republican

Buchanan, a Republican, has been the representative for Florida's 16th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for Florida's 13th congressional district (2007-2012).

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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Buchanan for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Vern Buchanan sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Buchanan sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (23%) Taxation (23%) Health (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Social Welfare (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) International Affairs (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2007 to Sep 2016, Buchanan missed 228 of 7,618 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 9 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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