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Congressman James Comer

Representing the 1st District of Kentucky

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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.

December 3, 2018 Press Release

Congressman James Comer was recently awarded the Friend of Farm Bureau Award by the American Farm Bureau Federation for his commitment to improving the lives of those in rural America. This award is given to Members of Congress who have supported Farm Bureau’s position on policy issues, as shown through their voting records.

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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.

September 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Comer was recognized by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) - the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization - with the organization’s Guardian of Small Business Award. This is NFIB’s most prestigious honor bestowed on members of Congress in recognition of their efforts to support small business issues.

September 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congressman Comer attended the 2018 Angels in Adoption Luncheon Ceremony to present Kristin Hill Taylor with her Angels in Adoption certificate and official pin. Kristin is a resident of Murray, Kentucky, along with her husband, Greg, and their three children they adopted as newborns – Cate, Ben, and Rachel.

September 10, 2018 Press Release

Since I started my time as your United States Representative in Washington, my top priority has always been to serve the needs of my constituents. Making sure I am in touch with the concerns and values of those I represent is extremely important to me when considering pivotal legislation in Congress.

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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.