Latest News

Guthrie, Buchanan Announce Healthy Future Task Force Solutions to Secure Public Health

| Posted in Latest News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Healthy Future Task Force co-chairs, Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Congressman Vern Buchanan (FL-16), and the Security Subcommittee announced the Task Force’s solutions to permanently ban illicit fentanyl and ensure the United States is fully prepared and mission ready for the next pandemic. In an op-ed for the Washington Times, the co-chairs and the Security Subcommitte...

Guthrie’s Bills to Provide Substance Use Recovery Resources and Access to Medical Innovation Advance to House Floor

| Posted in Latest News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie’s (KY-02) Substance Use Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Services Block Grant Act of 2022 and Pre-approval Information Exchange Act were advanced to the House Floor for consideration after passing the full Energy and Commerce Committee today. These bills were advanced to the full committee from the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, which Guthr...

Guthrie, Dean, McKinley Introduce Bill To Address Nursing Home Workforce Shortages

| Posted in Latest News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (PA-04), and Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (WV-01) introduced Building America’s Health Care Workforce Act to help bolster America’s health care workforce in nursing homes. “Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, our country has lost more than 240,000 nursing home jobs. To address this dire workforce shorta...

Guthrie’s Bills to Provide Substance Use Recovery Resources and Access to Medical Innovation Pass the Health Subcommittee

| Posted in Latest News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), who serves as the Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, successfully advanced his Substance Use Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Services Block Grant Act of 2022 and Pre-approval Information Exchange Act. The two bills were voted favorably out of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee in a markup today. “The ...

Guthrie Introduces Legislative Package to Help FDA Fulfill Mission of Reviewing Drugs and Medical Devices

| Posted in Latest News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) introduced the FDA Act of 2022, a package of bills to reauthorize the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) user fee agreements, secure supply chains, and lower drug costs. Guthrie’s Pre-approval Information Exchange Act is included in this package and would help patients gain access to new medical innovation...

Guthrie, Moulton Introduce Bill to Improve Process for Reporting Medical Device Safety Issues

| Posted in Latest News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), who serves at the Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, and Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-06) introduced the Emerging Signals Modernization Act, a bill to improve the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) process of reporting of an adverse health event, or safety signal, due to a medical device. “The FDA’s current proc...

Guthrie Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Drug Addiction with Families and Community Members

| Posted in Latest News

LOUISVILLE, KY – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), who serves as the Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, brought together families who have lost loved ones to drug overdose, addiction treatment professionals, law enforcement, and local officials for a roundtable discussion on how to reduce overdose deaths in Kentucky and better help people in the community overcome s...

Healthy Future Task Force Co-Chairs Guthrie, Buchanan and Treatment Subcommittee Announce Solutions

| Posted in Latest News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Healthy Future Task Force co-chairs, Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Congressman Vern Buchanan (FL-16), and the Treatment Subcommittee announced the Task Force’s solutions to lower drug costs and supercharge the availability and development of life-saving cures and therapies. At a roundtable with key stakeholders and patient advocates, the co-chairs and Treatment Subcommit...

Guthrie Announces 2022 Art Competition Winners

| Posted in Latest News

BARDSTOWN, KY – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) announced winners of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition at the art competition reception he hosted in Bardstown on Monday with students, who participated in the competition, along with their families and educators. Guthrie and other Members of the U.S. House of Representatives host an annual congressional art contest each spring for high school...

Guthrie Blasts Biden Administration for Decision to Restrict Access to Alzheimer’s Treatments

| Posted in Latest News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), who serves as Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, released the following statement after the Biden Administration decided to finalize a National Coverage Determination that significantly restricts access to certain Alzheimer’s treatments, including Aduhelm. “CMS’s decision to move forward with its plan ...

Guthrie Celebrates $2 billion investment and 2,000 new jobs in Bowling Green

| Posted in Latest News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) released the following statement after Envision AESC announced it is investing $2 billion and creating 2,000 jobs with a new electric vehicle battery manufacturing plant in Bowling Green. “Bowling Green received incredible news this week with Envision AESC’s decision to invest $2 billion and create 2,000 jobs in the community with a new EV batte...

Guthrie Helps Introduce Bill to Help Provide Greater Access to Life-Saving Therapies

| Posted in Latest News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) helped introduce the Medicaid VBPs for Patients (MVP) Act, a bill to help provide access to life-saving treatments and cures for vulnerable patients with rare diseases. “I’m proud to be part of this game-changing legislation that reforms Medicaid to help vulnerable populations receive access to life-saving therapies,” Guthrie said. “The Medicaid...

Guthrie Presses Biden Administration for Second Time To Remove Unreasonable Restrictions on Alzheimer’s Treatments

| Posted in Latest News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), who serves as Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, pressed top Biden Administration health officials in a letter to reverse a proposal that would arbitrarily restrict access to breakthrough Alzheimer’s treatments. This marks Guthrie’s second letter to call on the Biden Administration to abandon this prop...

Guthrie’s Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Services Bill Examined In First Congressional Hearing

| Posted in Latest News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) advocated for his Substance Use Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Services Block Grant Act of 2022 during an Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing today. The legislation would provide critical substance use disorder services, including treatment and recovery services, to individuals seeking help across the Commonwealth and United Sta...

Guthrie Helps Introduce Bill to Support Substance Use Recovery Resources

| Posted in Latest News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), who is the Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, helped introduce the Substance Use Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Services Block Grant Act of 2022. This bipartisan bill reauthorizes a key grant program that provides targeted resources to local entities focused on delivering treatment and recovery se...