Health Care

Guthrie and Buchanan: We Will Commit to a Healthier Future

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –Republican Healthy Future Task Force co-chairs, Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Congressman Vern Buchanan (FL-16), penned an op-ed for the September edition of The Ripon Forum providing an overview of the Task Force’s proposed solutions ahead of the House GOP’s Commitment to America rollout this Friday. “Democrats’ plans for socialized medicine and government-run…

Guthrie, Griffith Send Oversight Letter to FDA to Address Regulatory Failures that Exacerbated Baby Formula Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Congressman Morgan Griffith (VA-09) sent a letter to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert M. Califf, M.D. on resolving long-standing regulatory issues that exacerbated the baby formula crisis. “We are writing to you today with continued concerns involving the systemic problems within the U.S. Food and Drug…

Guthrie to Manage Floor Debate and Vote No on “Inflation Expansion Act”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), who serves as the Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, released the following statement ahead of managing floor debate and voting no on the “Inflation Expansion Act.” “Despite this bill’s misleading name, this legislation will have a negligible to no impact on reducing the sky-high inflation…

Guthrie Introduces Health Amendments to Protect Access to Medicare Services, Medical Innovation and Energy Amendment to Shield Military Installations from New Energy Tax

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) introduced health and energy amendments to Democrats’ “Inflation Expansion Act.” “The mislabeled Inflation Reduction Act will not reduce inflation, but it will raise taxes in a recession, result in fewer medical cures coming to market, and allow money to be taken from Medicare to pay for Obamacare subsidies for American households…

Guthrie: More Comprehensive Action Needed To Address The Overdose Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an op-ed for The News-Enterprise, Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) writes that more comprehensive action is needed to reverse Kentucky’s devastating increases in overdose rates. The Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy’s report shows that overdose deaths increased by 14.5% in 2021 compared to 2020 and that fentanyl was involved in over 70% of overdoses. Guthrie,…

Guthrie Supports Telehealth Bill, Helps Introduce Bill to Permanently Protect Telehealth Access

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) voted in favor of H.R. 4040, Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act of 2021, and helped introduce H.R. 8491 to take further steps to permanently protect telehealth access. The Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act of 2021, which passed the House of Representatives today, would extend certain telehealth flexibilities granted during…

Guthrie, Buchanan Announce Healthy Future Task Force Solutions to Make Health Care More Affordable

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Healthy Future Task Force co-chairs, Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Congressman Vern Buchanan (FL-16), and the Affordability Subcommittee announced the Task Force’s solutions to make health care more accessible and affordable. In an op-ed for The Daily Signal, the co-chairs and Affordability Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Hern (OK-01), Subcommittee Member Rick…

Guthrie, E&C Leaders Request Update from FDA Commissioner on Agency’s Food Safety Reform Efforts

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Morgan Griffith (R-VA), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chair Diana DeGette…

Guthrie Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization SCOTUS Ruling

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) released the following statement after the Supreme Court released its decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. “Today’s ruling is a significant victory and sets a new precedent for unborn babies’ right to life. Despite the biggest breach in the Supreme Court’s history and justices being unlawfully harassed at their…

Guthrie’s Bill to Provide Substance Use Recovery and Treatment Resources Passes House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie’s (KY-02) Substance Use Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Services Block Grant Act of 2022 passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. Guthrie, who serves as the Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, is the lead Republican of this bill, which Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) introduced. The Substance Use…