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Over the years I’ve served in the Kentucky General Assembly, one of the greatest privileges I’ve received was induction into the “Vietnam Veterans of Kentucky” as an honorary member. As I’ve shared with several veterans organizations, I am a son of Vietnam because its legacy made such an early and lasting impact on me in my own continuing military career. From the day I entered the United States Air Force Academy in 1984 (less than 10 years after the Vietnam War ...

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Guthrie votes to fund government, authorize training & weapons to combat ISIL

Congressman Brett Guthrie, on Wednesday, Sept. 17, voted in support of H.J. Res. 124, legislation to continue funding for government programs and services until Dec. 11, 2014.H.J. Res. 124 also includes language to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The resolution authorizes the U.S. military to train and equip certain Syrian rebels who have been vetted by the U.S. Government. The measure will expire at the end of December and requires reports to Congress every ...

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During National Honey Month, buy local to help a beekeeper…or become one

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer urges Kentuckians to enjoy Kentucky Proud honey as part of a healthy diet during National Honey Month.“Honey is a natural sweetener, but it also has numerous other benefits,” Comer said. “When you buy local Kentucky Proud honey, you’re buying a product that you can serve to your family with confidence. You’re also helping a local beekeeper make a living.”

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Guthrie votes to continue existing health care plans for employers

Congressman Brett Guthrie, on Thursday, Sept. 11, voted in support of H.R. 3522, the Employee Health Care Protection Act of 2013.“Just as millions of Americans found out they could not keep their health care plans because of Obamacare last fall, approximately 50 million American workers are expected to face the same reality next month,” said Guthrie. “H.R. 3522 will prevent the drop in coverage by allowing the current plans to continue to be offered, in addition t...

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Guthrie supports bipartisan bill to block overreach of U.S. waters

Congressman Brett Guthrie on Tuesday, Sept. 9 voted in support of H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act.H.R. 5078 will prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing and adopting a proposed rule that would expand the regulatory authority of the federal government under the Clean Water Act over waters in the United States.

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Guthrie condemns Administration on release of ‘Taliban Five’

Congressman Brett Guthrie voted on Tuesday, Sept. 9 in support of a resolution to disapprove of the Administration’s decision to release known Taliban leaders, despite national security concerns, and without consulting Congress as required by law.“By negotiating with terrorists to release five Taliban leaders, President Obama once again proved his willingness to ignore our nation’s laws,” said Guthrie.

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A Word from the Wise…

Sometimes the worst decisions turn into the best stories. I made one of those decisions last week.As the sun sunk low over the Green River, we three kayakers were scanning the banks for places to set up camp.Exhausted from 20 miles of paddling in the blazing sun, we searched for a spot where we could comfortably and conveniently put up for the night, and turned down the first few potential campsites in hopes of finding a better one around the next bend of the river....

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The Welcome Matt

I love walking through the local indoor flea markets on a lazy Sunday afternoon.If you’re a collector like I am, these places can be treasure troves. I feel like an adventurer making my way through mazes of booths, littered with old clothes, books, VHS tapes (remember those?), and other assorted antiques. I feel a sense of pride when I’m able to rescue a literary classic from among the dozens of shelves of orphaned books.But as much as I love to wander, if yo...

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Riggs to push crowdfunding bill, boosting job growth, investment in KY

With the goal of making it easier for Kentuckians to invest in new or growing businesses across the state, State Representative Steve Riggs said, on Monday, Aug. 25, that he will file legislation that would bring crowdfunding to the commonwealth.“This form of investment, which enables entrepreneurs to tap into a pool of hundreds if not thousands of investors, has really taken off in the last couple of years,” said Riggs, of Louisville. “Kickstarter is the most wid...

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