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Guthrie and Rodgers on House Passage of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Bills

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Energy and Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a series of bipartisan mental health bills: “The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic shutdowns have left too many Americans i...

Guthrie Statement on FDA’s First COVID-19 Vaccine Authorization for Ages 12 to 15

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) released the following statement after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds. “Each new FDA authorization on COVID-19 vaccines is a step forward in defeating this terrible virus,” said Guthrie. “I’m thrilled there’s a COVID-19 vaccine that is safe and effective for age...

Guthrie Announces 2021 Congressional Art Competition Winners

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BOWLING GREEN, KY– Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) announced the winners from the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. Alexis Gribbins of Nelson County High School is the overall winner for the second year in a row with her artwork, “Portrait of an Eagle.” Gribbins was named overall winner for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition with her drawing “Self Portrait.” “Congratulations to Alexis for ...

Guthrie and Matsui Encourage Coordination to Reallocate 5G Spectrum

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) sent a letter to Evelyn Remaley, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and Acting National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Administrator, to urge the NTIA to coordinate and share information ahead of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) auc...

Guthrie Introduces Bill to Increase Transparency into Investigations on Scams

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) introduced a bill to increase transparency into the unfair and deceptive acts against consumers that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigates. The CLEAR Act would require the FTC to publish online information related to investigations they have opened into unfair and deceptive practices. Guthrie serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee...

Guthrie, Rogers, Barr Support Gov. Beshear's Request to Expand Flooding Assessments for Federal Aid

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressmen Brett Guthrie (KY-02), Hal Rogers (KY-05) and Andy Barr (KY-06) sent a joint letter to Deanne Criswell, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in support of Governor Andy Beshear's request for damage assessments to be conducted in 26 additional counties that suffered damage during historic flooding across Kentucky from February 27 to Ma...

Guthrie and Schrader Bipartisan Bill to Lower Drug Costs Signed Into Law

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, and Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05), Health Subcommittee member, each released a statement after their bipartisan solution to help lower drug costs was signed into law. Guthrie and Schrader introduced the Protecting Access to Safe and Effective Medicines Act in the ...

Guthrie Response to Biden’s Address to the Joint Session of Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) released the following statement after President Joe Biden’s address to the Joint Session of Congress. “Going into President Biden’s address, I wanted to hear about how he is going to work with Republicans in Congress on bipartisan solutions and unite the country,” said Guthrie. “Congress is divided by very small margins, which gives President B...

Guthrie Selected to Lead Congressional Task Force on Health Care

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, has been selected by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) to lead the Healthy Future Task Force. Guthrie will co-lead the House Republican health care task force with Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22), who serves as Republican Leader of the Ways and Means Comm...

Guthrie Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Improve Quality of Life of People with Limb Loss

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) joined Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) in introducing the Triple A Study Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill aims to improve the lives of people with limb loss and prevent limb loss by directing a study from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to better understand factors that impact patient outcomes. Senator Marsha ...

Guthrie Supports Fentanyl Analogues Ban to Protect Americans From Overdoses

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, spoke on the House floor to support scheduling fentanyl analogues. Guthrie is a cosponsor of the Federal Initiative to Guarantee Health by Targeting Fentanyl Act, which would put fentanyl analogues permanently on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Schedule I, contr...

Guthrie Introduces Bill to Lower Drug Costs and Protect Innovation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, introduced the Lower Costs, More Cures Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Lower Costs, More Cures Act is made of all bipartisan provisions, and last Congress, more than a dozen solutions from this bill were signed into law. “I introduced the Lower Costs, Mo...

Guthrie, Bipartisan E&C Health Leaders Urge HHS to Enforce Hospital Transparency Rule

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), and Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) wrote to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra this week regarding im...

Guthrie Joins Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers in Introducing New Bill to Improve Care for Alzheimer’s Patients

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) this week joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in introducing a comprehensive new bill to help families across the country dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. The Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer’s Act would help the 95% of individuals with dementia that have one or more other chronic conditions, such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes....

Guthrie and Schrader Bipartisan Bill to Lower Drug Costs Heads to President’s Desk

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, and Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05), Health Subcommittee member, praised passage of their bipartisan solution to help lower drug costs in the House of Representatives. Guthrie and Schrader introduced the Protecting Access to Safe and Effective Medicines Act in the Ho...