Health Care

Guthrie Pushes for Information on Alzheimer’s Disease Cures and Treatments

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, joined his fellow committee leaders in requesting information on what federal agencies are doing to advance Alzheimer’s Disease treatments and cures. Guthrie, Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Rep. Greg Walden (OR-02), and Health... Read more »

Guthrie Leads Hearing on Opioid Crisis

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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, today led a hearing on state-level responses to the ongoing opioid epidemic. “Our local communities are suffering. On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose and opioids were involved in 47,600 overdose deaths in 2017, ... Read more »

Guthrie Introduces Bipartisan Lower Insulin Costs Now Act

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UPDATE: The Lower Insulin Costs Now Act was included in the Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations package and was signed into law by President Trump on Friday, December 20, 2019. 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 introduced the bipartisan Lower Insulin Costs Now Act, al... Read more »

House Funds Guthrie Opioid Legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House of Representatives passed two Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations packages. This legislation included funding for Congressman Brett Guthrie’s (KY-02) Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers Act. “Last year, I was proud to introduce the Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers Act, a bill that will help Kentuckians access a full range of treatments for opioid-use disorders... Read more »

VIDEOS: Guthrie Fights for Lower Drug Prices, Defends Innovation in Health Care

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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 a senior member of the committee’s Health Subcommittee, this week urged his colleagues to consider legislation that will lower prescription drug prices without sacrificing innovation and research into new cures. This week, the House consi... Read more »

ICYMI: Guthrie Presses Insurers on Rising Insulin Prices

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, has joined his fellow committee leaders in pressing insurance companies for answers on their role in the rising cost of insulin at the pharmacy counter. In letters to Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CVS Health, Cigna Corporation, Kaiser Perman... Read more »

Guthrie Rural Telecom Security Bill Advances in Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02)’s bill, the Secure and Trusted Communications Act (H.R. 4998), was approved yesterday by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in a full committee markup. Congressman Guthrie introduced the bipartisan Secure and Trusted Communications Act along with Reps. Greg Walden (OR-02), Frank Pallone (NJ-06), and Doris Matsui (CA-06) to protect small ... Read more »

Guthrie, Comer Announce Owensboro Health Grant

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Congressman James Comer (KY-01) today announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding Owensboro Health a $460,820 grant to expand rural telemedicine services. Owensboro Health will use the grant funds to purchase and install 22 telecommunications units for telehealth services at 10 sites in five rural counties that Owensboro Health... Read more »

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 »