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Rep. James Comer

Representative for Kentucky’s 1st District

pronounced jaymz // KOH-mer

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 2020.

Photo of Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Comer.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Jun 21, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 100% United States Chamber of Commerce: 100% FreedomWorks: 90% NumbersUSA: 75% NIAC Action: D League of Conservation Voters: 0% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

James Comer sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Comer was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Comer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (50%) Government Operations and Politics (50%)

Recent Bills

Some of Comer’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Comer voted Nay

Comer voted Nay

Comer voted Yea

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion ...

Comer voted No

Passed 232/188 on Nov 1, 2017.

H.R. 2936 expedites forest health projects under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and improves forest management activities on public lands and and Tribal lands ...

Comer voted Nay

Passed 353/69 on Oct 12, 2017.

This resolution rewrote the text of H.R. 2266 to be the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017, and sent the new text ...

Comer voted Nay

Passed 316/90 on Sep 8, 2017.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of government funding through Dec. 8, 2017, disaster relief, temporary suspension of the debt limit through Dec. 8, ...

Comer voted Nay

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Missed Votes

From Nov 2016 to Jun 2019, Comer missed 14 of 1,655 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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