Congressman Guthrie Visits Butler County
United States Representative Brett Guthrie came to Morgantown on Wednesday to talk with his constituents. A large crowd gathered at the Butler County Ag Extension Office as Guthrie held a question and answer session for nearly two hours.
“We want to welcome Brett to Butler County, he is no stranger to us and we are very thankful to have him as our U.S. Representative,” said David Fields, Butler County Judge Executive.
“I am honored to serve Butler County,” said Guthrie.
Redistricting in the House of Representatives placed Butler County and Guthrie in Kentucky’s Second Congressional District.
“I have assisted in several projects in Butler County including the Area Technology Center and North Butler Elementary School.
“I believe our number problem is the “National Debt”. The President inherited a mess and it has only got worse,” said Guthrie. “I think he (president) doesn’t think the debt is a big problem.”
According to Guthrie, Washington has a spending problem that must be addressed, and the Senate has continued to rubber-stamp President Obama’s annual trillion-dollar deficits by refusing to pass a budget for almost four years.
When questioned about gun control Guthrie stated that the focus should be on improving mental health care as opposed to infringing on the Constitutional rights of law abiding citizens.
“Improving mental health care is critical to ensure that future incidences of violence are avoided and that people who are mentally ill cannot access weapons,” added Guthrie.
Guthrie also addressed questions concerning budget cuts, military spending, Social Security, and tax codes.
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