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Guthrie and Buchanan: We Will Commit to a Healthier Future

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –Republican Healthy Future Task Force co-chairs, Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Congressman Vern Buchanan (FL-16), penned an op-ed for the September edition of The Ripon Forum providing an overview of the Task Force’s proposed solutions ahead of the House GOP’s Commitment to America rollout this Friday. “Democrats’ plans for socialized medicine and government-run health car...

Guthrie, Griffith Send Oversight Letter to FDA to Address Regulatory Failures that Exacerbated Baby Formula Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Congressman Morgan Griffith (VA-09) sent a letter to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert M. Califf, M.D. on resolving long-standing regulatory issues that exacerbated the baby formula crisis. “We are writing to you today with continued concerns involving the systemic problems within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) ...

Guthrie Announces Grant for Austin Tracy Volunteer Fire Department

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) announced a $207,619 federal grant for the Austin Tracy Volunteer Fire Department from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. “I’m pleased to announce that the Austin Tracy Volunteer Fire Department has won a competitive grant for a new cascade system and self-contained breathing apparatuses (S...

Guthrie To Host 2022 Service Academy Information Fair

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ELIZABETHTOWN, KY - Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) will host a Service Academy Information Fair for students and their families interested in learning more about the application process for U.S. service academies. The 2022 Service Academy Information Fair will be held at Elizabethtown High School on Monday, September 12, 2022, starting at 5 p.m. EDT. “I’m looking forward to hosting the 2022 Ser...

Guthrie Announces Grant for Hiseville Community Volunteer Fire Department

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) announced that Hiseville Community Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a $376,190 federal grant through Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. “Congratulations to the Hiseville Community Volunteer Fire Department for winning a competitive federal grant to replace a vehicle. Earlier this summ...

Guthrie Statement on Biden’s Unfair Student Loan Debt Plan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), who serves as co-chair of the Congressional Apprenticeship Caucus, released the following statement on President Biden’s student loan debt plan. “President Biden’s plan to cancel student debt means Americans who decided to pursue careers that did not require taking on student debt or who worked hard to pay off their debt already, have to now pi...

Guthrie to Manage Floor Debate and Vote No on “Inflation Expansion Act”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), who serves as the Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, released the following statement ahead of managing floor debate and voting no on the “Inflation Expansion Act.” “Despite this bill’s misleading name, this legislation will have a negligible to no impact on reducing the sky-high inflation our country ...

Guthrie Introduces Health Amendments to Protect Access to Medicare Services, Medical Innovation and Energy Amendment to Shield Military Installations from New Energy Tax

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) introduced health and energy amendments to Democrats’ “Inflation Expansion Act.” “The mislabeled Inflation Reduction Act will not reduce inflation, but it will raise taxes in a recession, result in fewer medical cures coming to market, and allow money to be taken from Medicare to pay for Obamacare subsidies for American households making up to $...

Guthrie: More Comprehensive Action Needed To Address The Overdose Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an op-ed for The News-Enterprise, Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) writes that more comprehensive action is needed to reverse Kentucky’s devastating increases in overdose rates. The Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy’s report shows that overdose deaths increased by 14.5% in 2021 compared to 2020 and that fentanyl was involved in over 70% of overdoses. Guthrie, who serves...

Guthrie Statement on CHIPS and Science Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) released the following statement after voting against the CHIPS and Science Act. “Many Kentuckians have seen and felt the impact of the chips shortage, and the global supply chain crisis has further highlighted vulnerabilities in our domestic semiconductor supply chain. However, the CHIPS bill that passed the House is the wrong approach to a rea...

Guthrie’s SMART Spectrum Act Passes House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Brett Guthrie’s (KY-02) Simplifying Management, Reallocation, and Transfer of Spectrum Act, or SMART Spectrum Act passed the House of Representatives today. The SMART Spectrum Act would better facilitate sharing of underutilized spectrum that is licensed to the federal government by improving how federal and non-federal users share that spectrum. “With the passage of...

Guthrie Supports Telehealth Bill, Helps Introduce Bill to Permanently Protect Telehealth Access

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) voted in favor of H.R. 4040, Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act of 2021, and helped introduce H.R. 8491 to take further steps to permanently protect telehealth access. The Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act of 2021, which passed the House of Representatives today, would extend certain telehealth flexibilities granted during COVID-19 ...

Guthrie Announces 2022 Congressional App Challenge

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) announced that the Congressional App Challenge in Kentucky’s Second District has officially begun. “The Congressional App Challenge is an opportunity for students to discover their potential with coding. I’m happy to host this competition for the fourth year in a row and announce the 2022 Congressional App Challenge for Kentucky’s Second Distric...

Guthrie, Buchanan Announce Healthy Future Task Force Solutions to Make Health Care More Affordable

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Healthy Future Task Force co-chairs, Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Congressman Vern Buchanan (FL-16), and the Affordability Subcommittee announced the Task Force’s solutions to make health care more accessible and affordable. In an op-ed for The Daily Signal, the co-chairs and Affordability Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Hern (OK-01), Subcommittee Member Rick Allen (GA-12),...

Guthrie Votes to Support Military Readiness and Military Families

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) released the following statement after voting for the FY23 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “As our nation’s adversaries continue to modernize and invest in their militaries, the United States needs to ensure our service members have the best, cutting-edge equipment and training to face our adversaries at any time and at any place. At ...