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Guthrie Votes for ‘Stopping Bad Robocalls Act’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), a senior member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, today voted for the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (H.R. 3375) at a committee markup. Congressman Guthrie is a cosponsor of the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, a bipartisan bill that will address illegal robocall practices. The Energy and Commerce Committee approved the bill unanimously tod... Read more »

Guthrie Leads Hearing on Illicit Fentanyl Impact on Opioid Crisis

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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, today led a hearing on the illicit fentanyl trade and how it is impacting the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis. “Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80 to 100 times stronger than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin,” said Guth... Read more »

ICYMI: Guthrie Works to End Surprise Medical Billing, Support Community Health Centers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) supported multiple pieces of public health legislation at a House Energy and Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee markup yesterday. The bipartisan No Surprises Act (H.R. 3630) will end the practice of surprise medical billing by ensuring that patients are held harmless and protected from surprise medical bills. “Too often, patients can do thei... Read more »

Guthrie Announces WKU Grant

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today announced that the National Science Foundation is awarding Western Kentucky University (WKU) a $377,259 grant for the acquisition of a Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope. “WKU is a top-rate academic institution, and I am proud to represent WKU in Congress,” said Guthrie. “I am proud that the National Science Foundation has recognized this ... Read more »

Guthrie Introduces Bipartisan Over-the-Counter Drugs Legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), along with U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Bob Latta (R-OH), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), introduced legislation this week to make more over-the-counter medications available to patients. The legislation would reform the system that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently uses to review and approve new over-the-counter drugs for market, know... Read more »

ICYMI: Guthrie Discusses Health Care Priorities on ‘In Focus Kentucky’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) joined Mario Anderson on “In Focus Kentucky” this weekend to discuss his latest work on health care. In his role as the top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Guthrie has led investigations into rising insulin prices and the ongoing measles crisis. He also introduced the VACCINES... Read more »

Guthrie Medicaid Bill Passes House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie’s (KY-02) legislation to extend a program that allows certain Medicaid beneficiaries, such as seniors and individuals with disabilities, to transition from a nursing home or institutional care back to their home if they choose has passed in the House. Since the Medicaid Money Follows the Person (MFP) program was created it has successfully helped over 8... Read more »

ICYMI: Guthrie Challenges Surprise Medical Billing

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) questioned stakeholders and patient advocates on the practice of surprise medical bills during a Health Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday. Guthrie joined colleagues from both sides of the aisle in voicing dissatisfaction for the practice, which often blind-sides patients with exceedingly high medical bills from an emergency situation. Guthrie ex... Read more »

Guthrie Announces Cave City Emergency Services Grant

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development is awarding a $50,000 grant to Cave City to improve emergency services in the city. “I am proud to announce that Cave City is receiving this competitive grant, which will allow the city to purchase new vehicles for the police and fire departments,” said Gu... Read more »

ICYMI: Guthrie: “The two viral outbreaks plaguing our country”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) this weekend wrote a piece for CNN Opinion on the importance of vaccinations to stop the ongoing measles outbreak in the United States. “Right now, our country is facing two viral outbreaks. Both are incredibly dangerous and one fuels the spread of the other. The first: More than 800 cases of measles have been confirmed in the United States thi... Read more »