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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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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.

February 18, 2020 Press Release

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.

February 13, 2020 In The News

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — Two weeks ago, a graduation ceremony was held for inmates enrolled in the McCracken County Jail's electrician program. The program gives inmates a second chance.

McCracken County Jailer David Knight says within the past year, 16 inmates received their GED, 13 are now certified welders, nine graduated the electrician course, and 12 are currently enrolled in the deckhand course.

U.S. Rep. James Comer was in town last week to see the impact of the work programs. On Monday, he talked about it on the House floor in Washington, D.C.

December 19, 2019 Press Release

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Today the House of Representatives passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Implementation Act (H.R. 5430), which sends President Trump’s signature agreement aimed at modernizing and significantly improving trade in America to the Senate for action.

December 17, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that he secured legislation in the Fiscal Year 2020 government-funding agreement to begin the process of designating a section of the Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway in Muhlenberg and Ohio Counties as a spur of Interstate 69 (I-569). The government funding bills were approved today by the House of Representatives and the Senate is expected to approve them in the coming days. Once approved, the government-funding agreement will be sent to President Trump for his signature.