COOPER STATEMENT ON RETIREMENT OF REP. STEVE LATOURETTE
July 31, 2012
NASHVILLE – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) issued the following statement after U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH) announced his plans to retire after the 112th Congress:
"Rep. Steve LaTourette will be sorely missed in Congress, since we're increasingly devoid of calm voices from the center of the aisle. I was proud to work with him on the only bipartisan budget introduced this year, and I will be sorry to see him go."
Rep. Cooper and Rep. LaTourette introduced the only bipartisan budget this past spring, modeled on the Simpson-Bowles commission's recommendations for balanced debt reduction.
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