US Congress Representative Vern Buchanan [R]

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USHR752IntroCondemning the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China, and urging China to end the dog meat trade.
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2016-05-25
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB3953EngrossDesignates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4122 Madison Street, Elfers, Florida, as the Private First Class Felton Roger Fussell Memorial Post Office.
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2016-05-24
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB4987EngrossDesignates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3957 2nd Avenue in Laurel Hill, Florida, as the "Sergeant First Class William 'Kelly' Lacey Post Office."
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2016-05-24
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB5169IntroWhat Works to Move Welfare Recipients into Jobs Act This bill amends part A (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) (TANF) of title VI of the Social Security Act to revise requirements for research by the Department of Health and Human Services (H...
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2016-05-24
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB24IntroFederal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015 Directs the Comptroller General (GAO) to: (1) complete, within 12 months of enactment of this Act, the required audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve Board) and of th...
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2016-05-17
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB3832EngrossStolen Identify [sic] Refund Fraud Prevention Act of 2015 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) require returns relating to employee wage statements, payment of wages in the form of group-term life insurance, and any payments required to...
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2016-05-17
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB5046EngrossComprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016 This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the Department of Justice (DOJ) to award grants to state, local, and tribal governments to provide opioid abuse serv...
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2016-05-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB5166IntroWINGMAN Act
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2016-05-13
To House Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Committee
USHB2722Pass(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on July 15, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint an...
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2016-04-29
Became Public Law No: 114-148.
USHB699EngrossEmail Privacy Act Amends the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 to prohibit a provider of remote computing service or electronic communication service to the public from knowingly divulging to a governmental entity the contents of any comm...
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2016-04-28
Received in the Senate.
USHB5076IntroMain Street Fairness Act
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2016-04-27
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB3380IntroTransnational Drug Trafficking Act of 2015 Amends the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to prohibit the manufacture or distribution of a controlled substance in schedule I or II, flunitrazepam, or a listed chemical by individuals having re...
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2016-04-20
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB4948IntroArtist-Museum Partnership Act of 2015 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow taxpayers who create literary, musical, artistic, scholarly compositions, or similar property a fair market value (determined at the time of contribution) tax d...
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2016-04-14
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB4938IntroFree File Act of 2016 This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to continue to operate the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Free File Program. The program must work with state government agencies to enhance and expand the use of the program, ...
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2016-04-14
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB4247IntroCuban Immigrant Work Opportunity Act of 2015 This bill makes Cuban nationals who enter the United States on or after the date of enactment of this Act ineligible for refugee/parolee assistance under the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980. Confo...
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2016-03-23
To House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Committee
USHB4722IntroRefundable Child Tax Credit Eligibility Verification Reform Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to require taxpayers who are claiming the refundable portion of the child tax credit to include their social security account ...
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2016-03-23
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 362.
USHB4717IntroMandating America's Responsibility To Limit Abuse, Negligence and Depravity Act or the MARTLAND Act This bill states that it is U.S. policy that human rights violations, including child abuse, shall not be conducted or condoned on any U.S. military i...
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2016-03-21
To House Subcommittee on Military Personnel Committee
USHB4773IntroProtecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act This bill declares that the proposed or the final rule of the Department of Labor entitled "Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Com...
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2016-03-17
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USHB4650IntroPreserving Patient Access to Post-Acute Hospital Care Act of 2016 This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to delay by two additional years the application of negative payment adjustments under the "25-percent rule" to certa...
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2016-03-03
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB4667IntroThis bill directs the Department of the Army, after completion of the Hebert Hoover Dike Dam Safety Modification Study, to: (1) carry out, without any further congressional authorization, the projects recommended as part the study; and (2) complete s...
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2016-03-03
To House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Committee
USHB2896IntroTaking Account of Institutions with Low Operation Risk Act of 2015 or the TAILOR Act of 2015 This bill directs the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporat...
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2016-03-02
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 34 - 22.
USHB1475EngrossKorean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill authorizes a Wall of Remembrance, as part of the previously authorized Korean War Veterans Memorial, to include: a list by name of members of the Armed Forces who died i...
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2016-02-25
Received in the Senate.
USHB3442EngrossDebt Management and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Secretary of the Treasury to provide a report to Congress prior to any date on which the Secretary anticipates the public debt will reach the statutory limit. The...
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2016-02-22
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB4521IntroLake Berryessa Recreation Enhancement Act of 2016 This bill establishes as the Lake Berryessa Recreation Area specified land administered by the Bureau of Reclamation that is underlying or adjacent to Lake Berryessa in California, including any impr...
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2016-02-16
To House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Committee
USHB4446IntroZika Response and Safety Act of 2016 This bill authorizes funds made available in prior appropriation Acts to any federal agency for Ebola response and preparedness to be used for Zika virus response and preparedness.
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2016-02-05
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB4301IntroThis bill requires the Department of Homeland Security to search all public records, including Internet sites and social media profiles, to determine if an alien applying for admission to the United States is inadmissible under the Immigration and Na...
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2016-01-15
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USHB4343IntroBikeshare Transit Act of 2016 This bill makes a bikeshare project eligible to be an associated transit improvement project, including one carried out to facilitate a bicycle rental operation that makes bicycles available for public transportation, al...
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2016-01-08
To House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Committee
USHR552IntroExpresses support for the designation of National Health and Wellness Coach Recognition Week and for the efforts of health and wellness coaches.
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2015-12-04
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHR451IntroExpresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: members of the U.S. Armed Forces should not be punished for standing up to child rapists, putting the interests of Afghan rapists ahead of American war heroes is a national disgrace, the A...
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2015-11-23
To House Subcommittee on Military Personnel Committee
USHB3815IntroJustice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act This bill amends the federal judicial code to narrow the scope of foreign sovereign immunity by authorizing U.S. courts to hear cases involving claims against a foreign state for injuries, death, or damages t...
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2015-11-23
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB4062IntroProtecting Seniors Access to Proper Care Act of 2015
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2015-11-20
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB4126IntroGuantanamo Transfer Prevention Act This bill prohibits the President from using Department of Defense (DOD) funds to transfer or release to or within the United States, its territories, or possessions Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or any other detainee who ...
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2015-11-19
To House Armed Services Committee
USHB2400IntroSpecial Inspector General for Monitoring the ACA Act of 2015 or the SIGMA Act of 2015 Establishes the Office of the Special Inspector General for Monitoring the Affordable Care Act to conduct, supervise, and coordinate audits and investigations of th...
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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Committee
USHB2300IntroEmpowering Patients First Act of 2015 This bill repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health care provisions of the Health Care and Education and Reconciliation Act of 2010, effective as of their enactment. This bill replaces...
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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Committee
USHB2646IntroHelping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 This bill creates the position of Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders to take over the responsibilities of the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health S...
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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Committee
USHB2911IntroSmall Business Healthcare Relief Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to allow an employer with fewer than 50 employees that does not offer group health insurance coverage to e...
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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Committee
USHR523IntroExpresses support for: (1) the goals and ideals of American Diabetes Month, including encouraging individuals to fight diabetes through public awareness about prevention and treatment options and enhancing education about the disease; and (2) decreas...
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2015-11-06
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB3940IntroMeaningful Use Hardship Relief Act of 2015
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2015-11-06
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB3957IntroEmergency Citrus Disease Response Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a full deduction in the current taxable year of the cost of replanting lost or damaged citrus plants. The taxpayer must own an equity interest of at least 50% ...
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2015-11-05
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB1309IntroSystemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2015 Amends the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to authorize the Financial Stability Oversight Council to subject a bank holding company to enhanced supervision and prudential st...
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2015-11-04
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 39 - 16.
USHB3929IntroOffice of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill requires the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation of a Congressional Gold Medal to the members of the ...
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2015-11-04
To House Administration Committee
USHR511IntroExpresses support for the designation of National Entrepreneurs Day.
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2015-11-03
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB3719IntroSTOP ABUSE Act of 2015
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2015-11-03
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB2510Intro(Sec. 1) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to make permanent the additional 50% depreciation allowance, known as bonus depreciation, for depreciable business property (i.e., qualified property) placed in service after December 31, 2014. The ...
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2015-10-28
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 240.
USHB1624Pass(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on September 28, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable...
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2015-10-07
Became Public Law No: 114-60.
USHB3457EngrossJustice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act (Sec. 2) This bill prohibits the President, until Iran has paid each judgment against it, from: limiting the application of specified sanctions on Iran or refraining from applying them; or removing a fo...
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2015-10-05
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB36EngrossPain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit any person from performing or attempting to perform an abortion except in conformity with this Act's requirements. Requires the physician to first determine the ...
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2015-09-22
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S6868)
USHB3568IntroTaxpayer Identity Protection Act of 2015 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to require the statement reporting wages and other tax information to show an identifying number for the employee (current law requires the employee's social security...
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2015-09-18
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHR431IntroExpresses the sense of the House of Representatives on its firm disapproval of the Senate's modern filibuster rule. Urges the Senate to abandon it and return to the historical filibuster rule that would end the process of anonymous holds. Reaffirms t...
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2015-09-18
To House Rules Committee
USHB3115IntroEnhancing Safety at Military Installations Act This bill directs the Department of Defense (DOD) to issue a new directive authorizing trained military personnel to carry military-issued firearms on military bases and Armed Forces recruitment faciliti...
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2015-09-08
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
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