Read our 2016 Report Card for Guthrie.
Our unique analysis of the bills Guthrie has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Guthrie is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Brett Guthrie sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Education and the Workforce
- Chairman, Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development
- House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Guthrie was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 58: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to teacher preparation issues.
- H.R. 1624 (114th): Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act
- H.R. 3092 (113th): E. Clay Shaw, Jr. Missing Children’s Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2013
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Guthrie sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (43%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (18%) Commerce (12%) Education (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (4%) Labor and Employment (4%) Crime and Law Enforcement (4%)
Some of Guthrie’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2026: Pharmaceutical Information Exchange Act
- H.R. 1888: Federal Spectrum Incentive Act of 2017
- H.R. 1808: Improving Support for Missing and Exploited Children Act of 2017
- H.R. 1635: Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act
- H.R. 1539: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2017
- H.R. 1082: Medicaid HOME Improvement Act
- H.R. 1046: Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2017
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H.R. 1314: Trade Act of 2015
Oct 28, 2015. Passed 266/167.
This vote turned this bill into the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, by replacing the text of the bill in whole. H.R. 1314 was previously the Trade Act of 2015.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
H.R. 5730 (111th): Surface Transportation Earmark Rescission, Savings, and Accountability Act
Jul 27, 2010. Passed 394/23.
H.R. 1320 (111th): Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments of 2010
Jul 26, 2010. Passed 250/124.
H.R. 1256 (111th): Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act
Apr 2, 2009. Passed 298/112.
The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, (Pub.L. 111–31, H.R. 1256) is a federal statute in the United States that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on June 22, 2009. The Act gives the Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate ...
From Jan 2009 to May 2017, Guthrie missed 50 of 6,060 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 31 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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