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Guthrie: Democrats Playing Partisan Games at Expense of American Health Care

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives about the need for lower prescription drug prices. “Wherever I go in my district, I hear from Kentuckians about how drug prices are simply too high,” said Guthrie on the floor. “This is an issue that affects everyone, and it’s one of the few big issues these days that Republicans and ... Read more »

Guthrie Leads Second Hearing on Skyrocketing Insulin Costs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, today helped lead a second subcommittee hearing on the rising costs of insulin. “The average list price of insulin nearly tripled between 2002 and 2013, making this vital drug unaffordable for too many Americans,” said Guthrie in his opening s... Read more »

Guthrie, Bonamici Reintroduce Empowering Students through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), both members of the House Committee on Education and Labor, today reintroduced the Empowering Students through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act. The Empowering Students through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act would improve the timing, frequency, and content of the financial counseling students are r... Read more »

ICYMI: Guthrie Leads Hearing on Rising Insulin Prices

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, yesterday helped lead a hearing on the rising costs of insulin. Yesterday’s hearing was the first in a series that the subcommittee plans to hold on why insulin prices continue to skyrocket. Though the net price of insulin has remained stable ... Read more »

ICYMI: Guthrie Outlines Health Priorities for 116th Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee and senior member of the committee’s Health Subcommittee, outlined his health care policy agenda for the 116th Congress at a policy summit last week. Guthrie and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chair Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) announced... Read more »

Guthrie Introduces Legislation to Make College Costs More Transparent

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), a senior member of the House Committee on Education and Labor, and Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), this week introduced the Net Price Calculator Improvement Act. The bipartisan Net Price Calculator Improvement Act would increase the transparency and accessibility of college costs by improving existing calculators used by students and their ... Read more »

Guthrie Introduces Alzheimer’s Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), along with Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY), Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Chris Smith (R-NJ), and Maxine Waters (D-CA) today introduced the Improving HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act (H.R. 1873). “An Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be devastating, not only for the person who receives the diagnosis but also for their families,” said Guthri... Read more »

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 »