National Security

Guthrie Response to the State of the Union

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address: “Tonight we heard President Trump call for unity among Republicans and Democrats to address the many issues facing our great nation. From lowering prescription drug prices, to investing in our nation’s infrastructure, to reforming our broken immi... Read more »

Guthrie Votes to Support Troops, Strengthen National Security

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Washington, DC– Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today applauded the House passage of the Fiscal Year 2019 Defense Appropriations Bill. “Today I voted in support of our troops at Fort Knox and those stationed around the country and world,” said Guthrie.“The Defense Appropriations Bill gives our troops a 2.6 percent pay raise, the largest pay raise in nine years, and it bolsters health care for ou... Read more »

Guthrie Votes to Support Our Troops

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Washington, DC– Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today released the following statement after the House passed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):“Today I was proud to vote for the bipartisan, bicameral National Defense Authorization Act. This bill includes the largest pay raise for our troops in eight years – great news for service members serving at Fort Knox in the ... Read more »

Guthrie Votes to Make America Secure

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Washington, DC– Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today released the following statement after voting in favor of the Make America Secure Act (H.R. 3219). This is a government funding bill made up of four of the twelve annual appropriations bills, including Defense, Legislative Branch, Energy and Water, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs:“Today I was proud to support our nation’s secur... Read more »

Guthrie Votes to Strengthen Military

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Washington, DC– Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today released the following statement after the House passed the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (H.R. 2810) by a vote of 344 to 81.“With increased security threats around the world, we must ensure the members of our military are fully trained, equipped, and ready for the national security challenges of the 21st ... Read more »

Guthrie Honors National Police Week, Votes to Protect Law Enforcement Community

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Washington, DC– Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed several bills designed to better protect members of the law enforcement community and thank them for their service in honor of National Police Week:“Brave men and women in uniform throughout the country put their lives on the line to keep us safe every day. Last y... Read more »

Guthrie Statement on Firing of FBI Director James Comey

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Washington, DC– Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s decision to replace FBI Director James Comey:“President Trump has the right to replace the FBI director. I respect his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, and I look forward to working with the new director following confirmation. Unfortunately, prior to this week's news, it ... Read more »

Guthrie Votes for Greater Security, Defense

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Washington, DC– Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today released the following statement after voting for the Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 244), which funds the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017.“This bill prioritizes conservative principles and fulfills President Trump’s promise to rebuild our military and strengthen national security. Our top priority must be to k... Read more »

Guthrie: Veterans Deserve Nothing but the Best

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Washington, DC– Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) this week voted for three bills to improve access to care and benefits for veterans.“Veterans deserve nothing but the best care we can offer, which is what they have earned through their service,” said Guthrie. “Unfortunately, the last several years have been marked by scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs. This week, the House acted on leg... Read more »