Larry (Larry) Bucshon (R-USH08)
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Capitol: 202.225.4636
FAX: 202.225.3284
District: 812.232.0523
Room 2313 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-1408

Residence: Newburgh, IN
Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Kathryn   DOB: 5/31/1962
Committee Assignments
FC MemberCongressional Cement Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Kidney Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Friends of Liechtenstein Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Caucus
Co-ChairInterstate 69 Congressional Caucus (I-69)
FC MemberCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Aluminum Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Plasma Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Health Care Caucus
FC MemberHouse Cancer Prevention Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force
Co-ChairCongressional Study Group on Japan
FC MemberHouse Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus
FC MemberHouse Republican New Media Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
Vice ChairHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Constitution Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Human Trafficking
FC MemberCongressional Natural Gas Caucus
FC MemberElectromagnetic Warfare Working Group (EWWG)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Unmanned Systems (UAV)
FC MemberOhio River Basin Caucus
FC MemberJoint Strike Fighter Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bureau of Prisons Reform Caucus (BOP)
FC MemberDefense Communities Congressional Caucus
Ranking MemberRepublican Main Street Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Education Innovation and Opportunity (School Choice)
FC MemberCongressional Hockey Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce
FC MemberFriends of a Free, Democratic, and Stable Syria Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Israel Allies Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missile Defense Caucus
FC MemberGOP Doctors Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recreational Vehicle (RV) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Independent Colleges Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy, Climate, and Grid Security
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coal Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberConservative Climate Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Clay / Daviess / Fountain / Gibson / Greene / Knox / Martin / Owen / Parke / Pike / Posey / Putnam / Sullivan / Vanderburgh / Vermillion / Vigo / Warren / Warrick


Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (pronounced- "Boo-shon") represents the Eighth District of Indiana, which encompasses all or part of 21counties in Southern and West Central Indiana. Since coming to Congress, Larry has been a champion for advancing patient-centered health care reforms that will give patients and their doctors the freedom to make their own health care decisions as opposed to Washington bureaucrats. He has also been a leader in the fight to end the opioid epidemic, having been just one of eight lawmakers from around the nation recognized by the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose in 2016 for his work on the issue. Beyond health care, Larry has also been a recognized leader on transportation issues when he previously served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The Evansville Courier and Press noted that during Larry's time on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, he "found himself taking leadership on transportation issues" and established himself "as a strong voice for highway projects such as Interstate 69." Whether fighting burdensome Washington bureaucrats and regulations, working to protect innocent human life, or supporting tax cuts for middle class Hoosier families and small businesses, Larry has been a consistent advocate for hard-working Hoosier families, farmers, and Main Street businesses in Southern and West Central Indiana.

Larry was born and raised in Kincaid, Illinois, a small town of 1,400 people in central Illinois. His life was shaped by this small- town upbringing and growing up in a home where his father worked as an underground coal miner and his mother worked as a nurse. Larry received his bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Following medical school, he completed a residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, serving as chief resident in surgery, and remained there to complete a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery. During this time, Larry enlisted with the United States Navy Reserve and served for almost a decade before being honorably discharged.

Before coming to Congress, Larry was a practicing physician and surgeon specializing in cardiothoracic surgery. During his time in private practice, Larry performed hundreds of heart surgeries and served as President of Ohio Valley HeartCare. Larry's outstanding work and leadership in this field led to him being honored as the St. Mary's (St. Vincent) Medical Staff Physician of the Year in 2007. Larry also served as Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Medical Director of the open heart recovery intensive care unit at St. Mary's Hospital. He is board certified in Cardiothoracic Surgery by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

First elected to the House of Representatives in 2010, Larry currently serves as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The Energy and Commerce Committee is the oldest standing legislative committee in the House of Representatives and has a broad jurisdiction over our nation's energy, health care, telecommunications and consumer product safety policies. On the committee, Larry serves on the Health Subcommittee, Energy Subcommittee, and the Innovation, Data, and Commerce Subcommittee.

Larry and his wife Kathryn, who is also a physician and a practicing anesthesiologist, reside in Vanderburgh County and attend Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Evansville. They have four children.