WASHINGTON – U.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.
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:
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.
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.”
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today spoke out against remarks made by several Tennessee state legislators regarding refugees.
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.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) has reintroduced legislation that would stop congressional pay if America defaults on the national debt.
Keep quarry near Old Hickory Dam from harming Nashville
October 8, 2015
By Jim Cooper
What would happen to Nashville if one of the dams failed up the Cumberland River?
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.