Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee
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Jan 7, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would stop congressional pay if Congress doesn’t pass America’s budget bills on time.

Jan 6, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – As Congress began a new session Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) praised the Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement of a rule that protects musicians and their instruments during air travel.

Jan 6, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) made the following remarks today after being sworn in as part of the 114th Congress:

Dec 15, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) today issued a statement on Gov. Bill Haslam’s Insure Tennessee plan:

“Gov. Haslam’s announcement is a step in the right direction,” Cooper said. “Expanding health insurance to more Tennesseans is the right thing to do for patients, hospitals and businesses.”

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Dec 12, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) today issued a statement following his vote against a $1.1 trillion spending bill.

“Congress had all year to do its job. But it again waited until the final hours and made shady backroom deals. This bill is no way to govern," Cooper said.

Dec 9, 2014 Press Release

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

Dec 4, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) today praised President Obama’s upcoming visit to Nashville on December 9.

“It’s always an honor and a thrill when a sitting president visits Nashville,” Cooper said. “I welcome President Obama to our vibrant, thriving and diverse city. Nashville is the perfect setting for his remarks.”

Dec 3, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) announced today that his Counsel, Alfred Degrafinreid II, has departed to become Chief Deputy Criminal Court Clerk of Davidson County.

“I’m sorry to lose Alfred,” Cooper said. “He has been a tremendous asset to my office and to Nashville, but this is a good, big step for a rising star.”

Oct 23, 2014 Press Release

NASHVILLE—U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) and several community leaders on Wednesday, October 15, discussed a new government report that focuses attention on voter ID laws in Tennessee.

Oct 23, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In light of the Ebola outbreak, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today signed a letter raising concerns about insufficient funding levels for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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