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Washington Post: Democrats' hypocrisy on Medicaid reform

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Democrats’ hypocrisy on Medicaid reform By Brett Guthrie Brett Guthrie, a Republican, represents Kentucky’s 2nd District and serves as vice chairman of the health subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.With Congress moving forward to repeal and replace Obamacare, it is no surprise that the law’s advocates are worried about their Washington-centered approach to health care being sc... Read more »

Guthrie: Congressional Action Stops Executive Overreach, Secures Fort Knox's Energy Independence and Army Readiness

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Published: June 9, 2016Kentucky’s Second District is home to Fort Knox, a major contributor to Kentucky’s economy and a central component of our nation’s defense. Its premier training facilities, global reach capabilities, and state-of-the-art energy security program make it a unique and critical installation for the Army and an important example for the whole Department of Defense to emulate. For... Read more »

Guthrie: We Must Protect Options for Our Seniors

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We all know that health care has become increasingly complicated, costly, and limited - especially for our nation’s seniors, who rely on a confusing, overly-strained Medicare program to receive their care. While traditional Medicare insures the majority of our nation’s seniors, the Medicare Advantage (MA) program is a growing choice within Medicare, allowing beneficiaries to choose a private plan ... Read more »

Notes from Brett: Bipartisan coalition working for small businesses

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At the beginning of 2016 – in less than six months – states will be forced to change the definition of "small group market" from 1-50 employees to 1-100 employees as a result of Obamacare. Employers with 51-100 employees will not be able to keep their existing health care plans or purchase and renew plans that do not conform to a substantial number of additional regulations. Read more »

Notes from Brett: Kentucky should explore all avenues to boost competitiveness

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Across the country, a lasting trend has emerged with 25 other states instituting Right-to-Work laws. It's time for Kentucky to consider this policy. By allowing employees to decide whether or not they would like to pay a portion of their paycheck to a union, workers are empowered and have expanded choices in the workplace. Read more »

Notes from Brett: A strong Fort Knox equals a stronger Army

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Like those in the community, I understand how important of a facility Fort Knox is to the region, the Commonwealth, the Army, and the country. Taxpayers have invested a quarter of a billion dollars over the last decade into Fort Knox and the surrounding region. Those infrastructure investments have only further strengthened Fort Knox's prominence as a first-class installation with state of the art training facilities, access to road, rail and air transportation, and energy efficiency upgrades never before seen on a defense installation. Fort Knox also holds a special place in my heart personally, as I trained there as a cadet in the Army. Read more »

Notes from Brett: Workforce & Skills Training Bill Includes Solutions, Path to Job Growth

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For the last five years, I have been a champion of reauthorizing the Workforce Investment Act (WIA)and have highlighted the critical role these programs play in lifting workers into the middle class. This week the House is planning to vote on a bipartisan, bicameral agreement to reauthorize WIA. This will be the first re-authorization of these important programs in more than 15 years. Read more »

Notes from Brett: REBUILD Act will lead to jobs, economic prosperity and increased global competitiveness

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The REBUILD Act is essentially a "top-10 list" that highlights a few key items that could be done to stimulate the manufacturing industry and increase our competitiveness with foreign manufacturers. Provisions included in the bill seek to: redesign workforce training, make the R&D tax credit permanent, achieve comprehensive tax reform, expand access to our federal oil and gas resources, prevent costly and unnecessary EPA regulations, repeal Obamacare, make health insurance portable, renew Trade Promotion Authority, reform export control policy and open up more spectrum to industry to encourage innovation. Read more »