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Congressman James Comer

Representing the 1st District of Kentucky

Small Business and Economy

Unleashing economic growth begins with reducing taxes and reining in government regulations that make it more difficult for Americans to start businesses, compete globally and grow jobs here at home. We must continue to build on the success of the historic tax reform legislation and deregulation to help American families, businesses and entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. As a member of the House Committee on Small Business, Congressman Comer is dedicated to advancing policies and enacting reforms to support small businesses in Kentucky and across the nation. 

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September 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Comer was recognized by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) - the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization - with the organization’s Guardian of Small Business Award. This is NFIB’s most prestigious honor bestowed on members of Congress in recognition of their efforts to support small business issues.

September 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) has recognized Congressman Comer for having one of the most fiscally conservative voting records in Washington. This year, Congressman Comer is one of only 66 out of 435 House members to earn the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” for his distinguished voting record during the 2017 Congressional session.

April 5, 2018 Press Release

Congressman James Comer’s staff and the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) are joining up to help First District residents with federal tax-related issues.

Monday April 9th
1:00 PM CDT
Pennyrile Area Development District Office
300 Hammond Drive
Hopkinsville, KY 42240


March 29, 2018 Press Release

For decades, the city of Paducah, Kentucky has served as a major hub of the inland waterways system due to its strategic location at the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. To highlight the importance of the river industry to our region, I invited Representatives Jason Smith of Missouri and David Kustoff of Tennessee to join me in Paducah for a meeting with industry experts. We had a productive discussion on the economic benefits of our inland waterways system and explored ways to modernize and maintain this critical resource.

February 13, 2018 Press Release

By: Congressman James Comer

U.S. Representative, First District of Kentucky

January 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Wednesday, Congressman James Comer joined with Century Aluminum CEO Mike Bless, United Steelworkers Union VP Tom Conway, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and other members of the China Trade Taskforce to call on the Trump Administration to take immediate action against unfair trade practices by the Chinese government within the American aluminum industry.  This appeal took place at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

December 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman James Comer (KY-01) voted for the final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), which will lower taxes across the board for hard-working Kentucky families and job creators. Under the newly reformed system, an American family of four would save $2,059. Additionally, the bill will reduce the burden on small businesses and lower our corporate tax rates to levels competitive with the rest of the world.

November 28, 2017 Press Release

On November 14, 2016, I was sworn in as the new representative for Kentucky’s 1st District. That night on the House floor, I said, “It is an honor of a lifetime to join in this great legislative body.” While it seems like yesterday that I made my journey to Capitol Hill, one year has passed and we have made great progress for our country. As we approach the end of November, I am thrilled to look back at what we have accomplished.


November 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. James Comer (KY-01) voted for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) to provide tax relief for hardworking Americans, simplify the tax code, and help our nation’s businesses compete at home and abroad. Under this historic tax reform bill, the typical American household will see their tax bill go down and their take-home pay rise.

July 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressmen James Comer (R-KY), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jared Polis (D-CO), and Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced federal legislation to end unnecessary and outdated regulations on industrial hemp.  The Industrial Hemp Farming Act exempts industrial hemp from the Controlled Substance Act’s definition of marijuana, creates a new category for hemp research at universities and state departments of agriculture, and allows for further commercialization of industrial hemp crops.