Brett is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (’87) and veteran of the U.S. Army. Brett served as an Artillery Officer in the 101st Airborne Division – Air Assault at Fort Campbell. Brett was honorably discharged from the military after the end of the Cold War and then earned a Master’s Degree from Yale in Public and Private Management.
In Washington, Brett serves as the top Republican on Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee. In this position, he leads the fight for lower costs in health care and keeping the government out of the doctor-patient relationship. In his role on the communications and consumer protection subcommittees he is leading the charge for better and faster internet service in rural areas and protecting consumer privacy online.
Brett Guthrie is known for delivering results and has passed legislation dealing with ending the terror of child trafficking, protecting the newborn hearing screening program, rooting out waste, fraud and abuse in the health care industry, ensuring teachers get the best training they can before entering the workforce, saving Fort Knox’s energy security program, supporting manufacturers of energy efficient products from Washington bureaucrats, and clearing the way for better and faster wireless technology for consumers and hi-tech industries.
Brett is married to the former Beth Clemmons. They have three children – Caroline (married to Ryan Randolph), Robbie, and Elizabeth and one granddaughter (daughter of Caroline and Ryan). The Guthrie family resides in Bowling Green, Kentucky.