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Congressman James Comer

Representing the 1st District of Kentucky

Military Servicemembers and Veterans

The First District is the proud home of Fort Campbell, which has been repeatedly recognized as one of the best installations in the U.S. Army. We must never take for granted the sacrifice our servicemembers, military retirees, veterans and their families have made for this country. Accordingly, Congress must work to increase defense funding, improve the VA, and ensure that our nation’s heroes continue to receive the benefits they deserve and have earned. 

More on Military Servicemembers and Veterans

November 9, 2018 Press Release

I am fortunate to represent a congressional district that many U.S. Military veterans call home. During my time serving in the state legislature, as Agriculture Commissioner and now as the Representative for Kentucky’s First District, I have had the privilege of meeting countless men and women who have bravely served our nation. My constituency of active duty and retired servicemembers and veterans have unique backgrounds and stories that reflect the incredible character of Kentucky and our nation as a whole.

June 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Trump posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant Garlin Murl Conner in recognition of his extraordinary acts of bravery and selfless service to our nation during World War II. Congressman Comer joined First Lieutenant Conner’s family and friends at the White House to remember and honor this distinguished Clinton County native.

April 9, 2018 Press Release

Congressman James Comer (KY-01) is proud to announce, six students from the First District of Kentucky have received appointments to these United States Service Academies.


The following students have received appointments:


West Point

  • Jackson Beal, Marshall County High School
  • Tyler Cooper, McCraken County High School and the United States Military Preparatory Academy


Naval Academy

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.


June 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman James Comer is proud to congratulate the people of Christian County for being one of only eight communities in the country to receive the 2017 Great American Defense Community Award.

“It’s great to see Christian County recognized as a model of what a great defense community should be. Their dedication to improving the lives of military servicemembers, veterans and their families is evident in the many programs and initiatives they have created,” said Comer.