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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 2018.

Photo of Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 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. 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:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Comer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (100%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Comer’s Vote Vote Description
Yea S. 1182: The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act
Jul 25, 2018. Passed 366/52.
The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This amendment does not include any reforms to the program; it is only a short-term extension. The NFIP was originally set ...
Nay H.R. 4667: Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, ...
Dec 21, 2017. Passed 251/169.
Nay H.Res. 569: Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017
Oct 12, 2017. Passed 353/69.
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 of H.R. 2266 back to the Senate for approval. The text of the bill can be found in this resolution.
Nay H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
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 that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
Aye S. 612: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building ...
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 360/61.

Missed Votes

From Nov 2016 to Sep 2018, Comer missed 6 of 1,156 roll call votes, which is 0.5%. This is better than the median of 2.4% 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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