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June 9, 2020 In The News

Congressman James Comer will be joining local officials to visit a Metcalfe County factory Tuesday.

According to a release, he'll be touring American Shield Apparel's factory, where the new operation is playing a key role in the fight against COVID-19 by manufacturing gowns for area hospitals and nursing homes.

June 9, 2020 In The News

Kentucky Congressman James Comer says it is time to reopen the state to help prevent the loss of business to surrounding states.

During a News Edge conversation Congressman Comer, who represents the first congressional district, said he has been frustrated by the slow pace of the state’s reopening.

June 9, 2020 In The News

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) just announced this year’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Designations, a designation that allows for additional federal resources to be deployed to counties across the U.S. that are on the front lines of fighting the war on illicit drugs.

June 9, 2020 In The News

Roughly 80% of recipients of expanded federal unemployment insurance would get more money from the benefits than they could expect to earn from a job if the emergency program is extended another six months, Congress’ official budget scorekeeper said Thursday.

June 9, 2020 In The News

When Congress increased unemployment benefits at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was an emergency step to shore up the finances of people whose income had evaporated overnight. Record job loss demanded action to replace wages workers lost through no fault of their own. But now unintended consequences of supplemental unemployment payments are stifling economic recovery.

May 29, 2020 In The News

While Congress has rightfully provided relief for families and businesses affected by a government-induced economic shutdown, now is the time to focus on reopening the economy and getting back to a normal way of life. Our nation has been crippled by this economic downturn; it’s time get serious about reversing the damage set in motion by the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 20, 2020 In The News

First District Congressman James Comer spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives Friday in opposition of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or HEROES Act includes another round of direct payments of $1,200, expands unemployment assistance, emergency grants for small businesses, and mon

May 20, 2020 In The News

The House of Representatives has been out of regular operation for about six weeks, and Washington County’s representatives say it’s time to get back to Washington.

May 20, 2020 In The News

TOMPKINSVILLE - Based on his conservative voting record during the 116th Congress, the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) has awarded Congressman James Comer with their “Award for Conservative Excellence.”

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