Republican Representative Vern Buchanan propose new bill H.R.253 in the House

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Picture of Rep. Vern Buchanan (R)
Rep. Vern Buchanan (R)

To amend parts B and E of title IV of the Social Security Act to invest in funding prevention and family services to help keep children safe and supported at home, to ensure that children in foster care are placed in the least restrictive, most family-like, and appropriate settings, and for other purposes.

Republican Representative Vern Buchanan from the state of FL, along with eight cosponsors, introduced bill H.R.253 on Jan 04, 2017. The bill is mainly related to these subjects Congressional oversight, Child health, Appropriations, Family services, Mental health, Intergovernmental relations, Health promotion and preventive care, Government information and archives, Drug trafficking and controlled substances, Adoption and foster care, Health programs administration and funding, State and local government operations, Poverty and welfare assistance, Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations, Drug, alcohol, tobacco use, Child safety and welfare, Juvenile crime and gang violence, Family relationships, Government studies and investigations and Families.

Here is a short summary of the bill:
“Family First Prevention Services Act of 2017 This bill amends part E (Foster Care and Adoption Assistance) of title IV of the Social Security Act (SSAct) regarding, among other matters: (1) mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services and in-home parenting skill-based programs, (2) foster care maintenance payments for children with parents in a licensed residential family-based treatment facility for substance abuse, and (3) payments for evidence-based kinship navigator…”
There are currently no amendments. The bill’s cosponsors comes from both parties with 1 Republicans and 7 Democrats supporting it. So far none of the bill’s cosponsors has withdrawn their support.

Related Bills

  • To amend title IV of the Social Security Act to require States to adopt an electronic system to help expedite the placement of children in foster care or guardianship, or for adoption, across State lines, and to provide funding to aid States in developing such a system, and for other purposes., by Jackie Walorski
  • To review and improve licensing standards for placement in a relative foster family home., by Lloyd Smucker
  • To make improvements to the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program and related provisions., by John Faso
  • To improve the well-being of, and improve permanency outcomes for, children and families affected by heroin, opioids, and other substance abuse., by Danny K. Davis
  • To amend title 4, United States Code, to provide for the flying of the flag at half-staff in the event of the death of a first responder in the line of duty., by John B. Larson

Vern Buchanan Basics

Vern Buchanan was born on a 1951 in Detroit.
Vern Buchanan has held a number of positions, including United States representative, United States representative and United States representative.

History in Congress

  • Served as Representative for FL (district 16) from Jan 2019 to Jan 2021 in the House 116th congress. He voted along party lines 83.33 percent of the time. During this period Vern Buchanan missed 0% of the votes, sponsored 7 bills , cosponsored 3 bills.
  • Served as Representative for FL (district 16) from Jan 2017 to Jan 2019 in the House 115th congress. He voted along party lines 95.35 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Ways and Means. During this period Vern Buchanan missed 7.67% of the votes, sponsored 18 bills , cosponsored 123 bills.
  • Served as Representative for FL (district 16) from Jan 2015 to Jan 2017 in the House 114th congress. He voted along party lines 91.97 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Ways and Means. During this period Vern Buchanan missed 5.96% of the votes, sponsored 19 bills , cosponsored 125 bills.
  • Served as Representative for FL (district 16) from Jan 2013 to Jan 2015 in the House 113th congress. He voted along party lines 94.68 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Ways and Means. During this period Vern Buchanan missed 3.78% of the votes, sponsored 11 bills , cosponsored 184 bills.
  • Served as Representative for FL (district 13) from Jan 2011 to Jan 2013 in the House 112th congress. He voted along party lines 93.7 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Ways and Means. During this period Vern Buchanan missed 2.12% of the votes, sponsored 12 bills , cosponsored 170 bills.
  • Served as Representative for FL (district 13) from Jan 2009 to Jan 2011 in the House 111th congress. He voted along party lines 91.13 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Small Business, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. During this period Vern Buchanan missed 2.42% of the votes, sponsored 13 bills , cosponsored 224 bills.
  • Served as Representative for FL (district 13) from Jan 2007 to Jan 2009 in the House 110th congress. He voted along party lines 89.15 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Committee on Small Business. During this period Vern Buchanan missed 1.23% of the votes, sponsored 9 bills , cosponsored 214 bills.
Picture of Rep. Vern Buchanan (R)
Rep. Vern Buchanan (R)

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