Bio: Congressman Brett Guthrie represents Kentucky’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, and serves on the House Energy and Commerce (E&C) Committee as well as the House Committee on Education and the Workforce for the 114th Congress. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee. Recognized for his proven leadership, he was also appointed to serve as an Assistant Whip within the Republican Conference.
Congressman Guthrie comes from a small business, manufacturing background. Following his military service, he joined Trace Die Cast, the Bowling Green, Ky., based manufacturing business that was started by his father.
First elected to public office in 1998, Guthrie represented the 32nd District in the Kentucky Senate. In Frankfort, he served on the Education Committee, the Economic Development, Tourism and Labor Committee, and chaired the Transportation Committee.
Military Bio: Guthrie graduated in 1987 from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, with a degree in economics and went on to serve as a Field Artillery Officer in the 101st Airborne Division – Air Assault at Fort Campbell from 1987-1990.
Legislation: H.R.984 (113th Congress), a bill that was included in the FY 2014 NDAA to direct the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Affairs to establish a comprehensive policy on the treatment of urotrauma injuries, which are among the most common and debilitating wounds suffered as a result of IEDs. This provision was signed into law on December 26, 2013.