US Congress Representative Vern Buchanan [R]

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USHB4301IntroTo require the Secretary of Homeland Security to search all public records to determine if an alien is inadmissible to the United States.
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2016-01-15
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USHB4343IntroBikeshare Transit Act of 2016
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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
USHB699IntroEmail 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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2015-12-01
Committee Hearings Held.
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
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 Ways And Means Committee
USHB3953IntroDesignates 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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2015-11-05
To House Oversight And Government Reform 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.
USHR511IntroExpresses support for the designation of National Entrepreneurs Day.
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2015-11-03
To House Energy And Commerce 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.
USHB3832IntroStolen Identify 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 be re...
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2015-10-26
To House Judiciary 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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2015-10-21
Hearings Held by the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Prior to Referral.
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.
USHB3442Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Debt Management and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Secretary of the Treasury to pro...
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2015-10-07
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 220.
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
USHB3310IntroPreserving Public Access to Public Waters Act
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2015-08-31
To House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Committee
USHB2553IntroCoastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2015
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2015-08-18
To House Subcommittee on Environment Committee
USHB303IntroRetired Pay Restoration Act Expresses the sense of Congress that military retired pay should not be reduced because a military retiree is also eligible for veterans' disability compensation awarded for a service-connected disability. Allows the rece...
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2015-08-13
To House Subcommittee on Military Personnel Committee
USHB1594IntroMilitary Surviving Spouses Equity Act Repeals certain provisions which require the offset of amounts paid in dependency and indemnity compensation from Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) annuities for the surviving spouses of former military personnel who a...
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2015-08-13
To House Subcommittee on Military Personnel Committee
USHB3268IntroPrevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2015 or the PAST Act This bill amends the Horse Protection Act to establish a new system for inspecting horses for soring, revise penalties for violations of the Act, and modify enforcement procedures. The soring of...
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2015-07-31
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USHB3220IntroMedicare Common Access Card Act of 2015 This bill establishes a pilot program under title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act for the purpose of utilizing smart card technology for Medicare beneficiary identification cards. A “smart car...
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2015-07-31
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB1994EngrossVA Accountability Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to remove or demote a VA employee based on performance or misconduct. The VA may also remove an individual from the civil service or demote the indiv...
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2015-07-30
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB985IntroConcrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2015 This bill directs the Secretary of Commerce to issue orders applicable to manufacturers of concrete masonry products. Any such order must provide for the establishment of a Conc...
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2015-07-29
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB1941IntroFinancial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act Amends the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Act of 1978 to require a federal financial institutions regulatory agency to make a final examination report to a financial inst...
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2015-07-29
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 45 - 13.
USHB91Pass(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on June 22, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Veteran's Identification Card Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) Directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to issue a vetera...
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2015-07-20
Became Public Law No: 114-31.
USHB1326Pass(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2000 Mulford Road in Mulberry, Florida, as the "Sergeant First Class Dan...
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2015-07-20
Became Public Law No: 114-34.
USHR367IntroExpresses disapproval of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreed to by the P5+1 and Iran on July 14, 2015. Reaffirms the commitment of the House of Representatives to: (1) prevent Iran from ever acquiring a nuclear weapons capability, and (2) ...
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2015-07-16
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB2722EngrossBreast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue up to 50,000 $5 gold coins (to be made of "pink gold" containing at least 75% gold), 400,000 $1 silver coins, and 7...
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2015-07-16
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB2920IntroCaptive Primate Safety Act
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2015-07-14
To House Subcommittee on Federal Lands Committee
USHB893Pass(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on June 23, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act (Sec. 3) Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue up to 5...
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2015-07-06
Became Public Law No: 114-30.
USHB2858IntroHumane Cosmetics Act This bill prohibits testing cosmetics on animals, effective on the date that is one year after enactment of this Act. No cosmetic may be sold or transported if the final product or any component was developed or manufactured usin...
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2015-06-26
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB1190EngrossProtecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) Repeals sections of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (and restores provisions of law amended by those sections) related to the establishment of an Independent Payment Advisory ...
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2015-06-24
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB160EngrossProtect Medical Innovation Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the excise tax on medical device manufacturers and importers. This repeal applies to sales in calendar quarters beginning after the enactment of thi...
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2015-06-23
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 125.
USHB2849IntroPet Safety and Protection Act of 2015
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2015-06-23
To House Agriculture Committee
USHB2582EngrossSenior's Health Care Plan Protection Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) It is the intent of Congress to: (1) continue to study and request input on the effects of socioeconomic status and dual-eligible populations on the five-star quality rating system for Medicar...
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2015-06-18
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB2630IntroPreserving Florida's Coastal Communities Act Amends the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 to extend the moratorium on oil and gas leasing and related activities in certain areas of the Gulf of Mexico for five years (through June 30, 2027).
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2015-06-16
To House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Committee
USHB2506IntroSeniors' Health Care Plan Protection Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) States the intent of Congress to: (1) continue to study and request input on the effects of socioeconomic status and dual-eligible populations on the Medicare Advantage (MA) STARS rating syste...
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2015-06-16
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 114.
USHB2774IntroStop Punishing Innocent Taxpayers Act This bill amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act with respect to overpayments to prohibit the recovery of overpayments through tax refund offsets or by any other ...
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2015-06-15
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB235Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act Amends the Internet Tax Freedom Act to make permanent the ban on state and local taxation of Internet access...
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2015-06-10
To Senate Finance Committee
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