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Congressman James Comer

Representing the 1st District of Kentucky

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January 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a sizeable, $55.3 million investment in high-speed broadband projects in Kentucky’s 1st Congressional District as well as some counties in northern Tennessee.

January 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The EPA and Army are delivering on President Trump’s promise to remove crippling regulations on American farmers by issuing the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. Today, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James announced a new definition for “waters of the United States” (WOTUS).

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January 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Comer attended the swearing-in ceremony at the Pentagon for Kelli Pendleton of Hopkinsville; Kelli was selected as the next Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Kentucky West. Congressman Comer supported Kelli’s nomination to this position with a letter of recommendation to the Secretary of the Army.

January 13, 2020 Press Release

At a time when efforts are underway across the country to restrict gun ownership, patriotic Americans are rising up in strong defense of the Second Amendment. This is especially true across Kentucky where there is significant grassroots energy aimed at defending a right that our founding fathers knew was of critical importance.

January 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman James Comer (KY-1) recently spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to express his support for the Second Amendment and stand in strong opposition to various gun control proposals across the country. Click here to view the Congressman’s full remarks.

January 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman James Comer (KY-01) announced that he has nominated 14 students from Kentucky’s 1st District for appointments to three United States Service Academies.

December 31, 2019 Press Release

As we move into the new year, I’ve been reflecting on what we have accomplished in 2019 on behalf of the 1st Congressional District. Every time I returned to Kentucky throughout 2019, I heard loud and clear the priorities of my constituents, which have been to enact policies that put working Americans first.

December 23, 2019 Press Release

Even as the U.S. House of Representatives concluded 2019 by passing President Trump’s landmark new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico – the USMCA – that major accomplishment was unfortunately overshadowed by the partisan, divisive impeachment proceedings taken up by Washington Democrats.

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 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman James Comer released the following statement after voting against articles of impeachment against President Trump:

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December 18, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON (WBKO) -- Congressman James Comer (KY-1) joined other members of the GOP on the House Floor Wednesday speaking in opposition against the articles of impeachment brought forward against President Trump.

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).

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.