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Guthrie Introduces Bipartisan Cancer Drug Parity Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), along with Representatives Brian Higgins (D -NY-26), Doris Matsui (D-CA-6) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12) this week introduced the Cancer Drug Parity Act, a bipartisan bill that would require health insurance plans that cover intravenous cancer treatments to also equally cover orally administered cancer medications. “Due to great innovation, many ... Read More »

Guthrie Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Treat and Reduce Obesity

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), along with Congressmen Ron Kind (D-WI), Raul Ruiz, M.D., (D-CA), and Tom Reed (R-NY), introduced the bipartisan Treat and Reduce Obesity Act, which will help lower health care costs and address the obesity epidemic by expanding access to treatment options for Medicare beneficiaries affected by obesity. “Sadly, obesity rates among adults in the ... Read More »

Guthrie Announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition

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Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today announced the beginning of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. The Congressional Art Competition is an annual high school art contest held by each of the U.S. House of Representatives in their respective congressional districts. “There are so many talented students in the Second District, and every year I am impressed by the level of skill among the subm... Read More »

ICYMI: Guthrie Examines Measles Outbreak at Oversight Hearing

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), Republican leader of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, yesterday helped lead a subcommittee hearing on the national measles outbreak and the importance of vaccines. Despite measles being declared eliminated in the United States in 2000 due to the success of the measles, mumps, rubella (or MM... Read More »

Guthrie, Matsui, Young, Markey Introduce the Blockchain Promotion Act of 2019

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), both members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, and Senator Todd Young and Senator Ed Markey, members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation today introduced the Blockchain Promotion Act of 2019. This legislation would establ... Read More »

Guthrie Introduces Bipartisan Medicaid Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) this week reintroduced the bipartisan Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, Resources (EMPOWER) and Care Act (H.R. 1342). The EMPOWER Care Act will help certain Medicaid beneficiaries receive long-term care in their homes or communities by reauthorizing the federal Money Follows t... Read More »

Guthrie Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Apprenticeship Opportunities

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), co-chair of the Congressional Apprenticeship Caucus, along with Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Drew Ferguson (R-GA), and Susan Davis (D-CA), this week introduced the bipartisan Promoting Apprenticeships through Regional Training Networks for Employers’ Required Skills (PARTNERS) Act. The PARTNERS Act would establish a grant program to... Read More »

Guthrie Leads Effort to Protect Medicare Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) this week led 302 members of the House of Representatives in a bipartisan effort to protect the Medicare Advantage program, which provides care to more than 22 million seniors, including an estimated 36,000 seniors in the Second District and over 250,000 in Kentucky as a whole. The Medicare Advantage program allows select Medicare-eligible patie... Read More »

Guthrie, Cárdenas, Blumenauer, Kelly Lead Bipartisan Effort to Secure Medicare Advantage

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Brett Guthrie (KY-02), Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), and Mike Kelly (PA-16) today wrote to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to urge continued support for the Medicare Advantage program, which provides care to more than 22 million people. “Millions of seniors depend on Medicare Advantage plans to provide comprehensive, affordable ... Read More »

Guthrie Response to the State of the Union

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address: “Tonight we heard President Trump call for unity among Republicans and Democrats to address the many issues facing our great nation. From lowering prescription drug prices, to investing in our nation’s infrastructure, to reforming our broken immi... Read More »

Guthrie Selected as Member of House Committee on Education and Labor

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) has been selected to serve on the House Committee on Education and Labor for the 116th Congress. During his time serving on this committee, Guthrie has worked on a number of important issues impacting Kentucky families, including introducing legislation to assist student loan borrowers and to reauthorize the National Center for Missing and Explo... Read More »

Guthrie Medicaid Bill Signed Into Law

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie’s (KY-02) bill has been signed into law to help certain Medicaid beneficiaries voluntarily transition to receiving care in their own homes or communities rather than at a facility. Guthrie introduced the Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, Resources (EMPOWER) and Care Act with Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12) to reautho... Read More »

Guthrie Named Top Republican on Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) was today named the ranking member, or the top Republican, on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. “It’s an honor to be selected as the top Republican for the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations,” said Guthrie. “Last Congress, this subcommittee addressed a number of important issues, ra... Read More »

ICYMI: Guthrie Alzheimer’s Bill Signed Into Law

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, President Donald Trump signed into law Congressman Brett Guthrie’s (KY-02) Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (H.R. 4256/S. 2076) into law. “Alzheimer’s disease is devastating on multiple levels: For the person who suffers with it, and for the families and friends who must help their loved ones fight this terrible disease,” said Gu... Read More »

Guthrie Alzheimer’s Bill Passes House, Heads to President’s Desk

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday the House passed Congressman Brett Guthrie’s (KY-02) Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (H.R. 4256/S. 2076) with overwhelming bipartisan support by a vote of 361-3. “Over 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, and sadly, that number is only expected to go up. I have met with countless Kentuckians who either know someone with Alzheime... Read More »