Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee
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Jan 19, 2018 Press Release

EFFECTS OF A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

A list of government agencies and how you might be affected during a shutdown.

Jan 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) and Cheatham County Mayor Kerry McCarver this Friday will speak with Cheatham County students at Sycamore High School and Harpeth High School on the importance of registering to vote. The Cheatham County Election Commission staff will visit Sycamore High School to register students on Tuesday, Jan.

Jan 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today criticized Congress for neglecting to protect the American right to vote and effectively outsourcing the issue to the courts. This includes a major Supreme Court voter “purging” case that could have lasting impact in Tennessee.

Jan 9, 2018 Press Release

NASHVILLE – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) this month presented a Congressional Award – Congress’s highest honor for youth – to Christine Li of Nashville.

“Christine represents the future of Nashville,” Rep. Cooper said. “Her volunteer work, community service and good deeds serve as a shining example for other young people in our city.”

Dec 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today cosponsored bipartisan legislation that will help songwriters and modernize music payouts in the digital age.

Dec 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today issued the following statement after voting against the Republican tax bill:

Dec 18, 2017 Press Release

NASHVILLE – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today announced that Delia Batdorff, a local high school junior, is the 2017 Congressional App Challenge winner for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District!

Information about Delia’s winning app will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol and at House.gov

Dec 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today criticized congressional leaders for general inaction and incompetence, citing a long list of missed deadlines, stalled priorities and policy blunders.

Nov 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) is one of four lead cosponsors on a bipartisan bill that would empower victims of sexual harassment and eliminate the confidential “hush fund” currently used to settle sexual harassment claims in Congress.

Nov 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Ahead of a vote this week to formally establish mandatory sexual harassment training in the House, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) encouraged House leaders to go much further by unmasking the secret settlements that lawmakers have reached with people accusing them of sexual harassment.

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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)

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