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April 16, 2020 In The News

First District Congressman James Comer released a statement Tuesday afternoon saying he supports President Donald Trump’s decision to put a hold on further payments from the United States to the World Health Organization (WHO).

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday afternoon he is “halting funding to WHO while a review is being conducted to assess their role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.”

April 16, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVQ)- Congressman James Comer, who represents Kentucky’s first congressional district, says he supports President Donald Trump’s decision to suspend payments to the World Health Organization (WHO).

April 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman James Comer released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to put a hold on further payments from the United States to the World Health Organization (WHO).

April 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman James Comer has announced plans to host a second COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall on Thursday, April 16 to update constituents on federal efforts to respond to the coronavirus. He will be joined at the beginning of the call by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who will speak on efforts to combat scams posing as COVID-19 charity and relief efforts.

April 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman James Comer joined fellow members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform in writing to the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) to request documents relating to their assistance in the Chinese government’s coronavirus propaganda efforts. The WHO receives significant financial support from American taxpayers, including as much as $513 million in 2017.

March 31, 2020 In The News

PADUCAH — Many of you have questions and concerns about how COVID-19 might affect you. U.S. Rep. James Comer and Paducah's Dr. Kyle Turnbo tried to answer those questions through a telephone town hall on Thursday. 

More than 7,000 constituents asked questions about the virus itself, and about the more than $2 trillion stimulus bill going through Congress. As of now, west Kentucky hasn't seen very many cases of COVID-19, but Dr. Turnbo believes that will change.

March 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman James Comer (KY-1) spoke this morning on the floor of the House of Representatives to express his support for the stimulus package under discussion. He noted that while not perfect, the bill helps Americans affected by the coronavirus by putting money into the pockets of workers and families and supporting small businesses. You can watch the speech HERE.

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March 14, 2020 Press Release

As of late, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has continued to spread and caused the widespread cancellation of schools and numerous events. It is important that we remain calm, while also taking necessary precautions to prevent spreading germs.

March 10, 2020 In The News

Each year, the YMCA holds its National Advocacy Days when they award the “YMCA Congressional Champion. This year’s recipient was Kentucky Congressman James Comer.

Chad Hart, Hopkins County Family YMCA’s CEO, had the opportunity to present the award to Comer for his leadership in the effort to combat child abuse and neglect through the Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.

October 30, 2019 Press Release

In Congress, we are tasked with serving the interests of diverse demographics within our congressional districts. The fastest growing demographic within many of our constituencies is Americans over 65. Today the life expectancy rate in our nation is at a historic high – an amazing achievement in our history. This means we must take steps now to ensure older Americans have access to quality, timely services which allow them to live and thrive in their own homes for as long as possible. The newly-passed Dignity in Aging Act (H.R.