Buchanan Seeks Compensation For Florida Tomato Farmers
Congressman Vern Buchanan (FL-13) is one of five Florida lawmakers who have filed legislation to compensate Florida tomato growers and packers for millions of dollars in losses associated with the recent salmonella scare. The bill, H.R. 6581 directs the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to make payments to members of the tomato industry who were unable to market their crops as a result of a Food and Drug Administration advisory in June linking tomatoes and salmonella. The FDA lifted its warning this month but not before the tomato industry suffered an estimated $250 million in losses.
Buchanan Works To Prevent Foreclosures And Restore Confidence In Housing Market
Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL) met today with Manatee County area housing advocates to hear their concerns and discuss efforts to help prevent foreclosures and restore confidence in the local housing market.
BUCHANAN DISCUSSES APPROVAL OF $1.6 MILLION FOR SARASOTA EOC AND 911 SYSTEM CONGRESSMAN TOURS EOC WITH COUNTY OFFICIALS
Congressman Vern Buchanan (FL-13) toured the Sarasota County Emergency Operations Center today and discussed key approval of $1.6 million in federal funding for a new public safety center in Sarasota County and improvements to the county’s 911 system.
Buchanan Tackles High Jet Fuel Prices Impact On Aviation
Congressman Vern Buchanan (FL-13) is tackling the impact of high jet fuel prices on aviation. The Congressman participated today in a House Small Business Committee hearing to examine how the air transportation crisis, brought on primarily by rising fuel costs, is damaging the U.S. economy.
Buchanan Wins Full Committee Approval Of $15.3 Million In Funding For Area Energy And Water Projects
Congressman Vern Buchanan (FL-13) has won key approval of federal funding for area energy and water projects. The Fiscal Year 2009 “Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act” includes $15,323,000 requested by Buchanan for projects to reduce flooding of Wares Creek, improve navigation of Manatee Harbor and Tampa Harbor, enhance our natural resources, and invest in the energy needs of his constituents.