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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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May 29, 2020 In The News

While Congress has rightfully provided relief for families and businesses affected by a government-induced economic shutdown, now is the time to focus on reopening the economy and getting back to a normal way of life. Our nation has been crippled by this economic downturn; it’s time get serious about reversing the damage set in motion by the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 20, 2020 In The News

First District Congressman James Comer spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives Friday in opposition of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or HEROES Act includes another round of direct payments of $1,200, expands unemployment assistance, emergency grants for small businesses, and money for state and local governments.

Congressman Comer says Pelosi’s $3 trillion spending measure is “radical” and much of the measure has nothing to do with COVID-19.

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.

March 31, 2020 Page

Small businesses and their employees are the lifeblood of the American economy. Through no fault of their own, many have been forced to shut their doors and lay off employees due to the coronavirus. That is why it was essential for the federal government to provide emergency relief to help small businesses survive these challenging times. The CARES Act creates federally-guaranteed, forgiveable loans for 8 weeks of assistance to small businesses and 501 (c) (3) nonprofits. Sole-proprietors, independent contractors, and other self-employed individuals are also eligible.

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 10, 2020 In The News

Congressman James Comer advocated before the U.S. House Committee of Transportation and Infrastructure on Friday to get more federal investment toward rehabilitating Kentucky’s waterways infrastructure and toward eradicating Asian Carp.

 Comer told the committee the Purchase Region serves as a major hub for transporting commodities across America. Comer said Paducah is a strategic location at the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee rivers for Kentucky's river industry. 

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.

March 10, 2020 In The News

February 26, 2020 - The United Mine Workers of America recognized Kentucky Congressman Comer for his legislative efforts to save the healthcare and retirement benefits of Kentucky coal miners and their families.

After meeting with Congressman Comer in his Washington office, representatives of the UMWA presented him with an award for his support of the Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019.

February 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman James Comer recently spoke before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in favor of an increased federal investment in Kentucky’s waterways infrastructure, including upgrades on levees, locks and dams, and countless other projects.

February 27, 2020 In The News

Congressman James Comer, who represents the state’s 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives, took time out of his busy schedule to come Saturday, Feb. 22 to come and visit the Logan County Detention Center as well as stopping by Walnut Grove Farm for a tour and discussion of agriculture issues.

Rehabilitation programs were the main topic of discussion at the detention center with Logan County Jailer Phil Gregory and program director Sgt. Pam Ford.