Brett Guthrie

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Brett Guthrie currently serves the 2nd Congressional District of Kentucky

Brett Guthrie has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 2nd district of the State of Kentucky, since 2009 (map).

Positions, record and controversies

Budget, Taxes and Government Spending

Guthrie would like to make the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 permanent. He says on his campaign website that he will fight against "burdensome regulation and taxation that serve as a wet-blanket on America's small business owners". [1]


Guthrie strongly opposes a universal health care system for the U.S. He does, however, support lawsuit reform to lower the cost of healthcare, policy options that will provide consumers with more healthcare options, policies that improve the portability of insurance, and health policy that deals with chronic disease.He is also a strong believer in the benefits of preventive care.[1]

War on Terror

Guthrie believes that decisions about the war should be left to the commanders in the field, rather than politicians. He opposes legislation that weakens surveillance laws, and allowing trial lawyers to sue telecommunications companies that help the government track terrorists who are making calls to the U.S. He also says he will support legislation that will support the families of veterans, and legislation that provides troops with necessary equipment while in the field. [1]


2008 elections

Guthrie is the Republican nominee to replace retiring Rep. Ron Lewis (R-Ky.) in the 2008 congressional elections, and went on to defeat Democratic nominee David Boswell in the November 2008 general election.[2]

Money in politics

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Campaign contributions

Committees and affiliations


Guthrie will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.


More background data


Guthrie for Congress
C/O Brian Smith, 406 College View Drive
Elizabethtown, KY 42701


Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Guthrie For Congress, Issues page
  2. "Kentucky 2008 General Election",, November 4, 2008

Wikipedia also has an article on Brett Guthrie. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

External resources

External articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Previous Political Work?
Kentucky State Senate
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 1001 Center St., Suite 300, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone: 270-842-9896 / Fax:

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Campaign Offices:

1. Brett Guthrie for Congress, P.O. Box 9639, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42102
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Date of Birth: February 18, 1964