Vern Buchanan ranked among most effective, bipartisan
June 12, 2018

The Center for Effective Lawmaking, run by the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University, reviewed the record of 443 congressmen from both parties, ranking Buchanan No. 53 in effectiveness based on his legislative accomplishments in the 114th Congress. That puts Buchanan in the top 12 percent. Some accomplishments cited include Buchanan’s legislation creating a national ID card for veterans, his bill providing tax relief to Florida’s citrus farmers and his bill saving Medicare Advantage plans for seniors. The Lugar Center, run by the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University and former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, reported that Buchanan was the No. 67 most bipartisan member of the House in 2017, putting him in the top 15 percent. “Nothing is impossible when you work together,” Buchanan said. “People are tired of partisan gridlock — they want action and solutions to the challenges facing our country.”