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Apr 3, 2020 Press Release

NASHVILLE – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and U.S. Small Business Administration asking for more guidance from the Administration.

Mar 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) made the following statement after H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed the House by voice vote:

Mar 16, 2020 Press Release

NASHVILLE – Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) announced today that his Nashville office will begin teleworking effective immediately in an effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The office is expected to telework until further notice. Nashville staff will be accessible via email and telephone during regular business hours. 

Mar 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) announced today that his Washington, DC office would close for public business beginning Friday, March 13 to protect the health and safety of Members, staff, and visitors to the Capitol. The office is expected to remain closed through Friday, March 20. All Washington-based staff will telework and will be accessible via email.

Mar 6, 2020 Press Release

NASHVILLE – Following the tornadoes in Tennessee earlier this week, the president has approved Tennessee’s request for Major Disaster Declaration. FEMA released the information below and attached.


State of Tennessee

Mar 3, 2020 Press Release

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee congressional delegation released the following statement in response to the tornadoes that swept across Tennessee early this morning:

Feb 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the House passed H.R. 3830, The Taxpayers Right-to-Know Act. Rep Jim Cooper (TN-05) and Rep. Tim Walberg (MI-07) reintroduced the measure last session.

Jan 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) announced that he has invited his constituent and executive director of the Tennessee Justice Center, Michele Johnson, to attend the 2020 State of the Union address as his guest.

Jan 29, 2020 Press Release

NASHVILLE – Last fall, the Davidson County Election Commission, U.S. Representative Jim Cooper (TN-05), and the Mayor’s Youth Council announced the partnership for the third year of nonpartisan high school voter registration drives. 


Oct 26, 2015 In The News

By Frank Daniels III in The Tennessean 

“Our elections don’t suffer from over-participation,” deadpanned state Sen. Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville, last week when asked why he was partnering with U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Nashville, to encourage teenagers to register to vote.

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Oct 30, 2013 Video

"Fixing Congress" (Video)

The Boston Review magazine published the full speech and reviews.