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Education and Labor

All of America’s students deserve a high-quality, meaningful education and American employers must be able to capitalize on a motivated, highly-skilled workforce. Congress must work together to strengthen critical education programs and address the growing skills gap by providing opportunities for students to achieve and workers to succeed.

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September 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – After advocacy from Congressman James Comer’s office, the Delta Regional Authority and U.S. Department of Labor have announced a $277,291 grant to advance workforce development efforts at West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC).

The funding will allow WKCTC to expand a vocational education program for non-violent offenders in the McCracken County Jail, as part of an effort to provide new skills for local citizens and a qualified workforce for area employers.

August 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Reform Committee Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.), House Education and Labor Committee Ranking Member Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), and Republican members of the Oversight Committee sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos probing the lawfulness of local orders prohibiting private and parochial schools from safely reopening and providing in-person instruction to students.

March 31, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVQ)  President Donald Trump has signed legislation into law that will give students more access to meals while they are not in school.

The package includes legislation sponsored by Congressman James Comer to protect nationwide access to school meals during COVID-19-related school closures.

March 31, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVQ)  President Donald Trump has signed legislation into law that will give students more access to meals while they are not in school.

The package includes legislation sponsored by Congressman James Comer to protect nationwide access to school meals during COVID-19-related school closures.

March 31, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KFVS) - Today, a bipartisan bill to protect students’ access to school meal benefits during school closures related to COVID-19 was unveiled.

As of March 10, approximately 621 schools have been closed or are scheduled to close, due to the virus.

March 31, 2020 In The News

Republican First District Congressman James Comer is introducing legislation to protect access to school lunches as districts throughout the country close due to outbreaks of the coronavirus.

March 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump has signed the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020 into law, which prioritizes the delivery of critical services for Kentucky’s senior citizens. Congressman James Comer was a lead Republican sponsor of the legislation, which reauthorizes the Older Americans Act (OAA).

March 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump has signed legislation into law to prioritize helping Americans affected by the coronavirus. The package includes legislation sponsored by Congressman James Comer to protect nationwide access to school meals during COVID-19-related school closures.

Comer introduced the bipartisan legislation last week alongside Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Oregon). He serves as the top Republican on the Education and Labor Committee’s Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services.

March 11, 2020 Press Release

Today, the leaders of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services, Reps. James Comer (R-KY) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), unveiled a bipartisan bill to protect students’ access to school meal benefits during school closures related to COVID-19.

March 10, 2020 In The News

I try to dedicate as much time as I can to traveling throughout the 1st Congressional District and seeing the exciting programs and opportunities underway, especially relating to workforce development. Based on recent stops in our district, I’m encouraged to see that efforts to equip our workers with modern-day skills are moving in a positive direction.