Dr. Larry Bucshon Files for Reelection
(Newburgh, IN) – On Friday, Republican Congressman Larry Bucshon, a physician from Newburgh, IN, officially filed to run for reelection in the 8th District of Indiana.
“I spent my career as a doctor fighting every day to improve the lives of my patients and in Congress I have fought for Hoosier families, of all walks of life, because I believe we have a fundamental duty to ensure our fellow Americans have the opportunity to build a better life,” said Bucshon. “I’m running for reelection because I truly believe we are fighting for the heart and soul of what makes this country we love so great. That here in America, everyone has a fair shot to live out his or her dreams.”
Bucshon has been an opponent of the Affordable Care Act since he first ran for office and has used his experience as a physician to lead efforts in the House to promote healthcare reforms that lower costs, increase access to affordable care, and to put patients back in control of their healthcare decisions. He opposes the Administration’s new EPA regulations that put coal industry jobs and affordable energy at risk. And, as a supporter of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, Bucshon has voted over 200 times to cut $4.2 trillion dollars in spending and joined the House to achieve four consecutive years of spending reductions – the first time since the Korean War.
He’s also been called one of Congress’ “workhorses” by his colleagues and a bill Bucshon sponsored was referred to as “the most efficient Congress has been” by Politico. In fact, outside of party leadership in Washington, D.C, Bucshon is one of only four members of Congress over the past three years to have two bills signed into law and sit on two conference committees to debate final legislation with the Senate.
“I didn’t come to Congress because it was the next step on the political ladder. In fact, I had never run for any office at any level prior to running for Congress in 2010,” Bucshon added. “I came to Congress to work tirelessly on your behalf and to make the tough decisions necessary to put this country back on a path to prosperity.”
Legislation Bucshon had signed into law protects Americans from burdensome regulations, helps put veteran’s back to work, and has improved our nation’s transportation systems.
But it is not just about votes and policy discussions for Bucshon. He believes that, as a public servant, constituent services should be a priority. His office has launched an unprecedented effort to be transparent and accessible and offer assistance to those struggling to deal with federal bureaucracy and red tape. He also held 7 job fairs over the past two years to connect Hoosiers with available jobs here in Southern Indiana and the Wabash Valley.
In the past, Bucshon has received key endorsements from leading groups like: the National Rifle Association, Indiana and National Right to Life, Indiana and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, and many others.
Early Friday, Bucshon released a video announcing that he plans to seek reelection. The full video can be accessed here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBMSijVC2n8
Bucshon, 51, was first elected to Congress in 2010 after practicing heart surgery for over 15 years. He lives in Newburgh with his wife Kathryn and their four kids. The 8th District of Indiana covers all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick Counties.