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Steven Guthrie (R)
|Leadership:||No leadership position|
|Committees:||House Committee on Education and Labor, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|
|(subcommittees and past assignments)|
| Next election: Nov. 6, 2012
Primary challenge: No
Incumbent running: Yes
2012 candidates for KY-02
|Confirmed:||David Williams, Steven Guthrie|
|Possible:||None so far|
|Out:||None so far|
|(more info & editing for KY-02)|
Positions, record and controversies
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Budget, Taxes and Government Spending
Guthrie supports making the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 permanent. He said, 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". 
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.
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 supports legislation that will support the families of veterans, and legislation that provides troops with necessary equipment while in the field. 
Brett Guthrie was born February 18, 1964, in Florence, Ala. He is married to the former Beth Clemmons, and they have three children. Guthrie graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a bachelor's degree in economics, and he served as Field Artillery Officer in the 101st Airborne Division - Air Assault. He later earned a master's degree in public and private management from Yale University. After leaving the military, Guthrie took the position of vice president at Trace Die Cast, the manufacturing company owned by his father and based in Bowling Green, Ky. In 1998, Guthrie was elected to the Kentucky State Senate, and he served there until he entering the 2008 race for the U.S. House.
Guthrie was 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.
Money in politics
This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.
|Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle|
|Donor||Amount (US Dollars)|
|Brown-Forman Corp||$ 12,500|
|National Community Action Foundation||$ 12,000|
|Honeywell International||$ 11,000|
|American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons||$ 10,000|
|American Assn of Nurse Anesthetists||$ 10,000|
|American Bankers Assn||$ 10,000|
|American College of Cardiology||$ 10,000|
|American College of Emergency Physicians||$ 10,000|
|American College of Radiology||$ 10,000|
|American Crystal Sugar||$ 10,000|
|Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.|
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
|Links to more campaign contribution information for Steven Guthrie
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
|Fundraising profile:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
|Top contributors by organization/corporation:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
|Top contributors by industry:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
- Revolving door profile for Steven Guthrie from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Steven Guthrie from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Steven Guthrie from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and affiliations
- House Committee on Education and Labor
- House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
More background data
|On the Web|
Articles and resources
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- Portal:Kentucky and the U.S. Congress
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Guthrie For Congress, Issues page
- ↑ Guthrie House Web site
- ↑ "Kentucky 2008 General Election", TheGreenPapers.com, November 4, 2008
- 2008 Race Tracker page on Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District
- Official Guthrie for Congress Web site
- Official Guthrie House Web site
- Greg Giroux, "Kentucky Democrats Pick Wealthy Businessman to Challenge McConnell", CQ Politics, May 20, 2008
Semantic data ()
|From the Sunlight Foundation API|
|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
|Title: Rep||First name: Brett||Middle name: Brett||Last name: Guthrie|
|Party: R||State: KY||District:
02 District short: 2
|Currently in office? True|
|Phone: 202-225-3501||Fax: 202-226-2019||Website: http://guthrie.house.gov||Webform email: http://guthrie.house.gov/contact-brett/|
|DC office: 308 Cannon House Office Building|
|Bioguide ID: G000558||Votesmart ID: 18829||FEC ID: H8KY02031||Govtrack ID: 412278|
|CRP ID: N00029675||Eventful ID:||Old Sunlight ID:||Twitter ID: RepGuthrie|
|OpenCongress Wiki URL: http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/Steven_Guthrie||YouTubeID: http://youtube.com/BrettGuthrie||Senate class:|
|Entered manually within the Template:Politician|
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Ranking Member On:
Ranking Member On:
|First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
|First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
November 2, 2010
|Previous Political Work?
Kentucky State Senate
|Other Party Membership:|
Date of Birth: February 18, 1964
November 4, 2008