Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

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As your representative in Congress, it's my job to make sure your voice is heard.

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Press Release Aug 31, 2018

WASHINGTON – Weeks after fighting for such an outcome, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) celebrated the end of President Trump’s Commerce Department tariff on a chief component of newsprint, heralding a big win for local and national media organizations that rely on the printed page.

Press Release Aug 10, 2018

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) issued the following statement after Vice President Pence's Aug. 9 speech at the Pentagon.

Origin of the “Space Force” Idea

I am embarrassed by the politicization, polarization, and even commercialization of the idea of strengthening U.S. military capabilities in space.

Press Release Jul 26, 2018

“Tariff” is an ugly word. It’s not a cuss word or an insult, but it’s a government word, used mainly in capitols and legislatures.

If someone “puts a tariff on you,” it sounds like a hex. Fortunately, only presidents or Congress can impose tariffs. Think of tariffs as Washington voodoo.