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Guthrie Leads Effort to Prevent Drug Shortages

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), along with Congressman Eliot L. Engel (D-NY-16), led a group of 92 bipartisan lawmakers in a letter today to the Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Norman “Ned” Sharpless on the urgent issue of medical drug shortages. The United States has recently faced shortages of vital drugs and medications, and the frequency of d... Read more »

VIDEO: Guthrie Speaks on Opioid Crisis Awareness Week

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, this week spoke on the House floor to mark Opioid Crisis Awareness Week. “My home state of Kentucky has been one of the hardest hit by our nation’s ongoing opioid crisis,” said Guthrie. “Sadly, over 1,300 Kentuckians died of a drug overdose... Read more »

Guthrie to Host Annual Academy Day Information Fair

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ELIZABETHTOWN, KY – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) will host his annual Service Academy Day Information Fair on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. EDT at Elizabethtown High School. “One of the greatest honors I have as the representative for the Second District is to nominate students to our U.S. Service Academies,” said Guthrie. “The Academy Day Information Fair is an opportunity for Sec... Read more »

ICYMI: Guthrie Medicaid Bill Signed into Law

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie’s (KY-02) bill to help certain Medicaid beneficiaries receive care in their homes was signed into law by President Donald Trump last week. Guthrie introduced the EMPOWER Care Act with Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) earlier this year to extend the Medicaid Money Follows the Person (MFP) program, which allows certain Medicaid beneficiaries, such as s... Read more »

Guthrie Statement on Bipartisan Budget Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today released the following statement after voting in support of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 (H.R. 3877): “Today I had a call with President Trump, who urged Republicans in the House to support the compromise budget plan that will raise the debt ceiling. After much consideration, today I decided to vote for the bill. This legislation is f... Read more »

Guthrie Supports ‘Stopping Bad Robocalls Act’ in House Vote

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today supported the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (H.R. 3375) in a vote by the full House of Representatives. The Stopping Bad Robocalls Act passed by a vote of 429 to 3. Guthrie, who is a cosponsor of the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, previously supported this legislation in a markup by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where the bill was app... Read more »

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 »