Investment in our nation's transportation infrastructure - whether that is our water systems, roads, highways, bridges, railroads or the maritime industry - is critical for economic growth and the well-being of our communities. In addition to increased federal investment, we must also update and improve the regulatory process to facilitate these vital projects in a timely and cost-effective manner.
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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 - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), along with Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) and Congressman James Comer (KY-01), introduced legislation Thursday to begin the process of designating the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway as a federal spur of Interstate-65.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), along with Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) and Congressman James Comer (KY-01), today introduced legislation to begin the process of designating the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway as a federal spur of Interstate-65.
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.
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.
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.
This April, I spent the two-week district work period in several counties throughout the 1st District. We’re off to a busy start in Washington this year, and district work periods afford me the important opportunity to hear about how Washington can better serve our citizens. As I travel throughout the district, I am reminded of the important perspectives of those in Western and Central Kentucky which help shape policy in agriculture, healthcare, energy, education and so much more.
Today Congressman Comer and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced companion legislation 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-369). These pieces of legislation would add the section of roadway to the list of “High Priority Corridors,” and, once additional steps have been taken at the state and federal levels to make the designation official, would label the roadway as I-369.
Energy and infrastructure policy debate has taken center stage across the country. As the new Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform’s (COR) Subcommittee on the Environment, this session of Congress I will have a significant role in examining policies related to climate change, energy, and public health.
The latest policy proposal to come across my desk? The Green New Deal.
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.