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Guthrie says health care needs ‘better solutions’

U.S. Rep.  Brett Guthrie, a Bowling Green Republican, said Tuesday in remarks on the House floor that everyone wants to make health care both more accessible and more affordable.

“But for the past year, the majority has been working on the pieces of a puzzle they call health care reform; and now that their puzzle is complete, the picture doesn’t make any sense,” he said.

 “Their final image includes billions of dollars in new taxes, over a trillion dollars in new government spending, increases the premiums of the 85 percent of those who have health insurance now and cuts Medicare by half-a-trillion-dollars,” Guthrie said.

 “And I continue to hear from Kentuckians from home who remain concerned over the possible passage of this bill and who are frustrated with this process,” he said of health care legislation.

 “We need to start over,” Guthrie said. “We need to piece together better solutions in an open and honest system. Now is the time to work on incremental reforms that will lower the cost of health care, without spending trillions and bankrupting future generations.”

Guthrie to be top Republican on U.S. House education subcommittee

U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie of Bowling Green has been named the top Republican on a U.S. House education subcommittee.

Brett Guthrie

U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie

Guthrie, a freshman congressman, recently received his committee assignments, and will be serving on the Education and Labor Committee along with the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. 

According to a release Thursday from Guthrie’s office, Guthrie will serve as the top Republican on the Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Competitiveness which oversees education and training beyond the high school level. 

As a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, Guthrie will also serve on the Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions and the Healthy Families and Communities Subcommittees.

With the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Guthrie will serve on three subcommittees –  Aviation; Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials; and Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.

“These assignments are significant for the Second District,” Guthrie said in a statement.  “As our region continues to grow and change, so do our transportation needs.  I will be a strong voice on these subcommittees to make sure Washington is listening to the needs of our district.”