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Oversight and Reform

Congress must work towards reining in the amount of regulatory red tape enacted in recent years. Eliminating unnecessary government spending, fraud and abuse will help ensure the government is operating at maximum effectiveness and not unnecessarily interfering in the lives of citizens. As a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Congressman Comer will continue to hold our nation’s public servants and officials to the highest ethical standards and promote greater government transparency and accountability.

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September 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Reform Committee Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) and House Committee on the Judiciary Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)

September 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.), House Committee on Administration Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), and Government Operations Subcommittee Ranking Member Jody Hice (R-Ga.)

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.

August 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the U.S. economy continues to face a tremendous amount of uncertainty months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Congressman James Comer has filed two pieces of legislation which would knock down regulatory barriers to a recovery.

In many cases, burdensome federal regulations have created a strong barrier to responding to the COVID-19 emergency. Moving forward, many of these regulations will only serve to threaten the U.S. economy’s recovery and getting people back to work.

July 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC. - Today, Congressman James Comer (R-KY), Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Congressman Michael Cloud (R-TX), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, released the following statement on the Oversight Committee Democrats' highly-politicized report criticizing the Trump Administration's successful securing of ventilators to fight COVID-19.

July 17, 2020 In The News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – U.S. Rep. James Comer of Kentucky has been selected for the role as top-ranking Republican on a key investigative committee in Congress.

Comer was tapped for the post on the House Oversight and Reform Committee this week by the House Republican Steering Committee

His new role puts Comer at the forefront of responding to Democratic oversight efforts.

Comer was first elected to Congress in 2016 from Kentucky’s 1st District. He has served on the House Oversight Committee throughout his tenure.

July 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - On Wednesday, Republican members of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis along with full Oversight Committee Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) called on World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to testify to under oath following revelations that WHO provided false information to Congress about China's actions related to the pandemic.

July 8, 2020 Press Release

In response to the White House’s Tuesday announcement that President Trump had formally withdrawn the United States from the World Health Organization, House Oversight Committee Ranking Member James Comer issued the following statement in support of the action:

July 2, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s been the site of some of the most contentious exchanges in Congress. The powerful House Oversight Committee is charged with primarily serving as a check on the executive branch but in recent years, it has become the stage for partisan feuds.

"I want to see the committee get back to what it was originally intended to do and that was provide real government oversight to ensure the federal government is transparent and accountable to the taxpayers," Rep. James Comer, (R-KY).