Tag Archives: Vern Buchanan

Longtime Aide To House Republican Dies Of COVID

The Hill reports: A longtime staffer for Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) died from the coronavirus on Friday, the congressman announced, becoming the first known congressional aide to die from the illness. Buchanan [photo] said in a statement that he was “devastated” by the death of Gary Tibbetts, a field representative for the congressman in Florida who was a member of …

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Trump Endorses Year-Round Daylight Saving Time

The Independent reports: President Donald Trump weighed in on a hot debate regarding Daylight Saving Time (DST) this week, saying he is “O.K” with making it permanent in the United States. The tweet comes on the heels of “The Sunshine Protection Act,” a congressional bill, introduced on Wednesday by Florida Republicans Rep. Vern Buchanan and Sen. Marco Rubio, that would …

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US House Votes To Outlaw Eating Cats And Dogs

Was this really a big problem anywhere? CBS News reports: The government shuts down at the end of the month, and Democrats and Republicans seem unable to make a deal to keep it open. They are, however, united in trying to stop people from eating pets. The House passed a bill Wednesday by voice vote banning the slaughter, transportation, sale …

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GOP House Rep Bought Yacht On Very Day He Saved Millions On His Taxes With Passage Of GOP Tax Bill

Florida Politics reports: A recently filed financial disclosure shows U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan celebrated the Republican Party’s successful push for tax reform in quite the lavish way. According to the disclosure, Buchanan spent between $1 million and $5 million purchasing an Ocean Alexander yacht on Nov. 16, 2017, the same day he joined 226 other Republicans and no Democrats in …

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