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Guthrie Introduces Bill to Raise Medical Care Priority Status for POWs

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Tags: Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) helped introduce the POW Priority Care Act, which would give former Prisoners of War (POW) the highest priority group status for medical care at the Department of Veterans Affairs. “Veterans who were Prisoners of War have wounds both visible and not visible from the unique hardships they endured. The POW Priority Care Act recognizes the adversit...

Guthrie Statement on Vaccine Mandate Rule for Health Care Providers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY) released the following statement about President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for Medicare and Medicaid providers. “Is President Biden listening to the providers nationwide raising the alarm that health care workforce shortages are deeply hu...

Guthrie’s Bill to Strengthen Small and Rural Communications Providers Passes House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie’s (KY-02) bill to further strengthen our telecommunications networks, especially for small and rural providers, passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Guthrie helped introduced the Open RAN Outreach Act with Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), Congressman Richard Hudson (NC-08), and Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01). The Open RAN Outreach Act follows ...

Guthrie’s Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Bill Passes the House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Brett Guthrie’s (KY-02) National Centers of Excellence in Advanced and Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill encourages innovative pharmaceutical manufacturing. Click HERE to watch Guthrie’s House floor speech on this bill Guthrie, who serves as Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Healt...

Guthrie Reintroduces the Net Price Calculator Improvement Act

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Tags: Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), along with Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), reintroduced the Net Price Calculator Improvement Act. This bipartisan legislation would make improvements to existing law by increasing transparency and the accessibility of information about the cost of college for students and their families. “The financial cost of attending a college or universi...

Guthrie, Matsui Introduce Bill to Continue Newborn Hearing Screening Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), along with Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), yesterday introduced the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2021. This bipartisan bill would reauthorize the newborn hearing screening and intervention program. Since this program was started in 1999, this program has been successful in significantly increasing the number of infants sc...

Guthrie Again Votes Against Raising the Debt Limit

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) released the following statement after again voting no to raising the debt limit. “Democrats are once again kicking the can down the road on our national debt. It is unacceptable to ask Republicans to raise the debt ceiling to help Democrats pave the way for their reckless $3.5 trillion tax and spending spree. This spending spree is filled with ...

Guthrie Announces Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College Grant

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) announced a grant of $232,050 per year for an anticipated five-year period for Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC). This grant is from the U.S. Department of Education for the Educational Opportunity Centers Program, which is part of the Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO). SKYCTC plans to target its 10-county service area wi...

Guthrie Introduces SMART Spectrum Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today introduced the Simplifying Management, Reallocation, and Transfer of Spectrum Act, or SMART Spectrum Act. The SMART Spectrum Act would create an information sharing capability at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to allow more commercial use of spectrum licensed for federal government use. “The United St...

Guthrie, Bonamici Lead Bipartisan Resolution to Honor Workforce Development Month

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Representatives Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) introduced a bipartisan resolution to honor September as National Workforce Development Month. The resolution recognizes that increased investment in workforce development programs will benefit workers and employers. People without a four-year college degree were hit hard by the pandemic, and workforce develo...