Academy Nominations

Each member of Congress, either in the House of Representatives or the Senate, is allowed a total of five appointees in each service academy. For each vacancy, I am allowed to nominate ten individuals.

Contact Information

Main and District Office Address' and Telephone Numbers as well as an online contact form.

Business Opportunities with the Federal Government

Information gateway, prepared by the Congressional Research Service for Members of Congress, provides guidance and online procurement procedures for doing business with the federal government.

Federal Government Resources

An informational page listing the other government Web sites in one convenient place.

Federal Education Loans and Grants

This Information Web page, prepared by the Congressional Research Service for Members of Congress, guides students through the process of locating and applying for financial aid.

Flag Requests

If you are a resident of Florida's 13th Congressional District, you may purchase a U.S. flag from the office of Rep. Vern Buchanan. There is no limit on the number of flags you may order. You may also request that your new flag be flown over the Capitol. Flags may be flown for a particular person, event, or organization, and may be flown on a specific date. A certificate of recognition is included with each flag.

Federal Grants And Funding Assistance

There are thousands of federal grant programs that your organization might be eligible for and I am often asked about what is available. Following this link should answer some of your questions.

Help with a Federal Agency

If you can't get an answer from a federal agency in a timely fashion, or if you feel you have been treated unfairly, my office might be able to help resolve a problem or get you the information you need. While we cannot guarantee you a favorable outcome, we will do our best to help you receive a fair and timely response to your problem.

Internship Opportunities

The office of Congressman Vern Buchanan runs an internship program accepting college students interested in learning about the operations of a congressional office. In addition to general office support, interns assist the Congressman's staff with constituent services, Capitol tours, and light research. Interns are also encouraged to attend hearings, lectures, and seminars available in Congress and around the Hill.

Just for Kids

A collection of fun resources for Kids

Privacy Policy

We respect the privacy of our on-line visitors and collect only a very limited amount of user information. This information is used only to improve the content and design of the Web site. Collected information includes the IP addresses of visitors, time of access, browser type used, and pages visited. We collect this information on an aggregate basis only (for example, which pages are most popular among visitors as a whole). This information is used to help improve the Web page, is for internal review only and not shared with any outside parties.

Small Business Assistance

The Internet provides a wealth of information, data, and tools of use to small businesses. This page has few useful resources.

Tour Requests

For those constituents visiting the Washington D.C. area, I am pleased to offer this information on local tours and points of interest. As this information is subject to change throughout the year, I recommend that you call the numbers listed to ensure times and availabilities of tours.