WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congressman James Comer testified before the House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee on the need for full funding for the cleanup at the U.S. Department of Energy site in Paducah.

“The cleanup effort is something I strongly support. It is extremely important to the local economy of the western Kentucky region. It’s a major project that needs continued funding,” Comer said.

Rep. Comer also testified on the importance of the Kentucky Lock Addition to Kentucky.

“Products originating from or designated to 20 different states pass through the Kentucky Lock.  Currently, barges experience long delays caused by the project not being completed due to insufficient funding. This is why funding of the Kentucky Lock Addition project is crucial,” added Comer.