Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee
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Mar 25, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) today congratulated Jackie Shrago as White House officials highlighted the Nashville resident’s tireless efforts to enroll Tennesseans into health plans established by the Affordable Care Act.

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Mar 16, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) today issued the following statement after President Obama nominated federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court:

Mar 8, 2016 Press Release

Tennessee State House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee Hearing
U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper’s Testimony on HB 2292, the Dam Safety Act
March 8, 2016


JIM COOPER:  Thank you Chairman Lollar, members of the committee. I am deeply grateful for your distinguished service to our state.

Mar 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) today announced that the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has given the green light for a new Nashville courthouse. The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works previously had authorized the project’s funding.

Jan 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House this week passed a bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) and U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg (MI-7) that would require the federal government to highlight ways to eliminate duplicative programs.

Jan 11, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) today announced that Keenan Reynolds, a former Heisman Trophy candidate and an Antioch native, is his guest to President Obama’s final State of the Union.

Jan 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) today issued a statement after President Obama vetoed a Republican bill that would defund the Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood.

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Jan 5, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) today made the following statement:

“President Obama is doing exactly what he said he would do if Congress continued to ignore mass shootings,” Rep. Cooper said. “These seem like common-sense reforms. Congress has refused to act, so I am not surprised that the President has taken the initiative.”

Dec 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTONU.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) praised funding for a new federal courthouse in Nashville, culminating an effort that began when authorities deemed the existing courthouse “inadequate” more than two decades ago.

Cooper applauded Sen. Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, for his leadership. 

Dec 7, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Travis McDonough as a U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee:

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