Boucher is a native of Abingdon, Virginia, where he resides. He earned his bachelor's degree from Roanoke College and his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School. He has practiced law on Wall Street in New York and in Virginia.
- H.R. 1201-110 — To amend title 17, United States Code, to promote innovation, to encourage the introduction of new technology, to enhance library preservation efforts, and to protect the fair use rights of consumers, and for other purposes.
- March 19, 2007: Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property.
- Boucher proposed a law that would prohibit states from setting emissions limits that were stricter than the federal government's. (Source: Democratic Congressman attempts to undercut state emissions laws - DailyKos diary, June 5, 2007.)