Comer is the representative for Kentucky’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Nov 14, 2016. Comer is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Comer.
Comer is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Comer has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Apr 12, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
James Comer sits on the following committees:
Comer was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Comer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Comer’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1605: To increase access to agency guidance documents.
- H.R. 26: Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act of 2021
- H.R. 8955 (116th): Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act of 2020
- H.R. 8832 (116th): SAFE TO WORK Act
- H.R. 7923 (116th): Pandemic Recovery Enforcement Flexibility Act of 2020
- H.R. 7922 (116th): Pandemic Regulatory Cost Relief Act of 2020
- H.R. 3765 (116th): Citizens Count Census Act of 2019
From Nov 2016 to Apr 2021, Comer missed 15 of 2,309 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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