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Congressman James Comer

Representing the 1st District of Kentucky

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March 7, 2019 Press Release

Congressman James Comer (KY-01) is pleased to announce the start of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. The United States House of Representatives hosts this competition each year to recognize talented young artists from across the country. 

February 26, 2019 Press Release

Congressman James Comer (KY-01) is pleased to announce 11 service academy nominations from the 1st District of Kentucky.

February 21, 2019 Press Release

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.

February 8, 2019 Press Release

Today Congressman James Comer submitted a video message to the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Board of Directors urging them to vote against the closure of Unit Three at the Paradise Fossil Plant near Drakesboro, Kentucky in Muhlenberg County.

The transcript of the message is as follows:

January 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Comer has been named the top Republican of two House Subcommittees for the 116th Congress:  The Oversight and Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on the Environment, and the Education and Labor Committee’s Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services.

January 8, 2019 Press Release

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed the Small Business Advocacy Improvements Act of 2019 (H.R. 128) by voice vote.  This is the first Republican bill passed in the 116th Congress.

December 18, 2018 Press Release

2018 has been packed with important debate, deliberation, and compromises as well as many successes. My Republican colleagues and I have worked hard to deliver on our promises to the American people and to uphold President Trump’s America-first agenda.

December 12, 2018 Press Release

Today the House of Representatives passed a five-year Farm Bill. Congressman Comer, along with 368 other congressional colleagues, voted in support of the bill. The Agriculture Improvement Act (H.R. 2) includes many incremental wins for rural America.

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December 4, 2018 Press Release

This morning, Congressman James Comer (KY-01) commented on the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) decision to possibly close Unit 3 at the Paradise Fossil Plant near Drakesboro, Kentucky. This is the last operating coal-fired unit at the Muhlenberg County plant.

December 4, 2018 Press Release

On Tuesday, Congressman James Comer (KY-01) recognized Jay Tucker for winning the 1st District 2018 Congressional App Challenge.

Tucker is a Senior at Campbellsville High School. Her winning app is called “Learn Your Sounds!” It is intended to be an educational tool to help early learners or students with disabilities learn sounds and words.

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October 3, 2017 In The News

In a town hall meeting at Murray State Wednesday, U.S. Rep. James Comer voiced his concerns regarding the current state of health care.

This was Comer’s first student-based town hall meeting and his thirtieth town hall meeting in this district.

He specifically spoke about Medicaid and its tie to the state of Kentucky.

August 25, 2017 In The News

(WBKO) -- Kentucky Rep. James Comer spoke with 13 News Thursday about President Trump's southern border wall.

Facing a possible government shutdown if an agreement to pay for the wall is not reached, Comer says there's a common misconception about how Congress works.

August 1, 2017 In The News

Republican congressman James Comer said new industrial hemp legislation he filed in the House on Friday has the credibility and bipartisanship it needs to become law.

January 8, 2017 In The News

Kentuckians Andy Barr and James Comer showed a lot more sense than most of their Republican colleagues when they opposed gutting the U.S. House’s ethics watchdog.