Rep. Brett Guthrie

Representative from Kentucky’s 2nd District, Republican

Guthrie, a Republican, is the representative for Kentucky's 2nd congressional district and has served since Jan 6, 2009 (next election in 2018) (map).

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Guthrie.

Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Committee Membership

Brett Guthrie sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Guthrie was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Guthrie sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (44%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (20%) Commerce (13%) Education (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (4%) Labor and Employment (4%) Science, Technology, Communications (4%)

Recent Bills

Some of Guthrie’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Guthrie’s Vote Vote Description
Yea 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.
Yea 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 ...
Yea H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Aye 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 ...
Nay H.R. 5730 (111th): Surface Transportation Earmark Rescission, Savings, and Accountability Act
Jul 27, 2010. Passed 394/23.
Yea H.R. 1320 (111th): Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments of 2010
Jul 26, 2010. Passed 250/124.
No 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 ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Mar 2017, Guthrie missed 50 of 5,996 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 2.1% 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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