Rescue Plan

Restaurants Can Start Applying for Revitalization Fund Money on Monday

Grant money can be spent on payroll, mortgage or rent payments, utilities, maintenance, supplies and other expenses.

04/30/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Awards

Seven Local Educators Given Congressional Teacher Awards

Three teachers in Sarasota County and three in Manatee County were recognized.

04/20/2021 By Staff

Politics

Local Lawmakers Vote Against Impeaching President Trump

Reps. Vern Buchanan and Greg Steube both opposed the effort to remove Trump from office for inciting violence last week.

01/14/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Awards

Buchanan Names Congressional Teacher Award Recipients

The awards, which recognize outstanding local teachers, are now in their sixth year.

06/16/2020 By Staff

Education

Buchanan Announces Service Academy Nominations

His nominations include 17 students from Sarasota and Manatee counties.

02/26/2020 By Staff

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