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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Today, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (D-IL) and James Comer (R-KY), the Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act, to increase access to transparency regarding the federal government’s expenditure of taxpayer dollars, passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 412-2.
WASHINGTON—Today, the Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act of 2021 (H.R. 26), introduced by House Oversight Committee Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), passed the U.S. House of Representatives with unanimous, bipartisan support. Ranking Member Comer applauded House passage in the statement below.
Federal, state and local leaders joined West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecommunications Cooperative (WK&T) officials Thursday for an announcement of $11.7 million to provide broadband internet to underserved and unserved areas in west Kentucky and southern Illinois.
WASHINGTON – In light of his strong legislative record of defending the interests of small businesses in the halls of Congress, the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) has presented Kentucky Congressman James Comer with their Guardian of Small Business Award.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Representative James Comer (R-KY) issued a joint statement applauding the introduction of Senator Lankford’s (R-OK) Pandemic Preparedness, Response, and Rapid Recovery Act:
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman James Comer has announced plans to host a virtual roundtable discussion on the important of ensuring broadband access on Thursday, August 27 at 11:00 am ET, 10:00 am CT. The discussion will take place online over Zoom and can be viewed by the public on Congressman Comer’s Facebook page.
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.
Roughly 80% of recipients of expanded federal unemployment insurance would get more money from the benefits than they could expect to earn from a job if the emergency program is extended another six months, Congress’ official budget scorekeeper said Thursday.
In the second half of 2020, the U.S. economy would probably do better but employment would be lower if the benefits were to be extended through January, the Congressional Budget Office also found.
When Congress increased unemployment benefits at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was an emergency step to shore up the finances of people whose income had evaporated overnight. Record job loss demanded action to replace wages workers lost through no fault of their own. But now unintended consequences of supplemental unemployment payments are stifling economic recovery.