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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 »

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 »