Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

Jim's Bio

Congressman Jim Cooper was born and raised in Tennessee. He and Martha, his wife of thirty years, live in Nashville and have three children.

A New York Times columnist called him "the House's conscience, a lonely voice for civility in this ugly era" and a "tart-tongued moderate" who "seeks bipartisanship on fiscal matters and other issues in a polarized political climate." USA Today named him one of the "Brave 38" of a "tiny band of heroes" in Congress for his work on a bipartisan budget plan.

In Congress, he's known for his work on the federal budget, health care and government reform. He's also a businessman, attorney and part-time Vanderbilt professor when Congress is not in session.

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