WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) and U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (SC-05) today introduced the Earmark Elimination Act of 2015. The bipartisan bill would ban earmarks permanently from the legislative process.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) this week cosponsored a resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the victims of the Chattanooga attacks deserve to be awarded the Purple Heart.
WASHINGTON – 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 find ways to eliminate duplicative programs today passed the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) today issued the following statement:
“President Obama gave another great talk in Nashville today. The Affordable Care Act is working. Now we need Insure Tennessee to help our fellow citizens and neighbors.”
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) today made the following statement regarding the Obergefell v. Hodges ruling:
“Love and equality win,” Cooper said. “I’m glad the Supreme Court ruled on the right side of history.”
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) today praised the Supreme Court for preserving federal subsidies that help an estimated 6.4 million Americans – including nearly 200,000 Tennesseans – pay for health insurance.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) today applauded the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) policy adjustment to include sex as a biological variable in future research.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) announced today that Alandis Brassel has joined his office as Counsel. Based in Nashville, Brassel will advise on policy issues, handle complex casework and represent Cooper in the community.