Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee
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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:

Nov 24, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) headed a congressional effort this month to fund a new federal courthouse in Nashville.

Led by Cooper, the Congressional Courthouse Caucus and much of Tennessee’s congressional delegation sent separate letters to the top Members of the House Appropriations Committee, which determines how money is allocated to federal projects.

Nov 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) issued the following statement on H.R. 4038, the American SAFE Act:  

“America has always welcomed refugees and should continue to do so. Today’s vote won’t change that tradition,” Rep. Cooper said. “This bill merely reinforces existing law that refugees not pose a threat to the U.S.”

Nov 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today spoke out against remarks made by several Tennessee state legislators regarding refugees.

Oct 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today voted for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, a bill that averts default and lessens the blow of across-the-board spending cuts.

Oct 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) has reintroduced legislation that would stop congressional pay if America defaults on the national debt.

Oct 8, 2015 Press Release

Keep quarry near Old Hickory Dam from harming Nashville
The Tennessean
October 8, 2015
By Jim Cooper

What would happen to Nashville if one of the dams failed up the Cumberland River?

Oct 1, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper and over 140 colleagues sent a bipartisan letter to House Speaker John Boehner calling for a vote on commonsense legislation to address gun violence.  A reaction to the tragedies that have hit all corners of our nation, this letter represents the greatest support in Congress to fight this national epidemic.

Sep 25, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today issued a statement on Speaker John Boehner’s impending retirement.

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