Health Care

Guthrie Statement on Leader Walden’s Retirement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today released the following statement on the retirement announcement of Congressman Greg Walden (OR-02): “I want to thank Leader Walden for his dedication to public service and his steadfast leadership as the chairman and ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. From combating the opioid crisis to protecting the environment to... Read more »

Guthrie and Pallone Introduce Legislation to Support Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) introduced H.R. 4866, the National Centers of Excellence in Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Act of 2019. The bipartisan legislation would allow the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to partner with universities across the country to designate them as National Centers of Excellenc... Read more »

Guthrie Statement on SUPPORT Act Anniversary

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today released the following statement on the anniversary of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act being signed into law: “One year ago today, President Trump signed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act into law to give relief to communities across the... Read more »

Guthrie Launches New Phase of Opioid Investigation

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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, and Congressman Greg Walden (OR-02), top Republican for the full committee, and Dr. Michael Burgess (TX-26), top Republican on the Health Subcommittee, are requesting information from the public about treatment for opioid use disorder. “The... Read more »

ICYMI: Guthrie Leads Hearing on E-Cigarettes

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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 Investigation, this week led a hearing on the recent e-cigarette illness outbreak. “I am deeply concerned about the ongoing outbreak of lung illness associated with vaping and e-cigarette use, as well as the marketing of e-cigarettes to kids,” said Guthrie... Read more »

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 »

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 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 »