Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

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Sep 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today applauded congressional passage of the Music Modernization Act, a bill that promotes fairness in an essential Nashville industry. The House this week passed the Senate’s version of the legislation.

President Trump’s signature will make the landmark bill the law of the land.

Sep 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-01) today introduced the Promoting Responsible and Free Trade Act, a bipartisan bill that would give Congress a stronger role in implementing trade policy and scrutinizing unnecessary tariffs.

Aug 31, 2018 Press Release

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.

Aug 10, 2018 Press Release

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.

Jul 26, 2018 Press Release

“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.

Jul 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05), one of two Tennessee representatives serving on the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), today spoke on the House Floor and pledged his support for the National Defense Authorization Act. During his remarks, he vowed to continue working toward “the establishment of a true Space Corps or Space Force.”

Jul 19, 2018 Press Release

All Middle & High School Students in Middle Tennessee Eligible to Participate


WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today invited eligible Middle Tennessee students to submit their work for consideration in this year’s nationwide Congressional App Challenge.

Jul 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Testifying to the U.S. International Trade Commission this morning, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) denounced the Commerce Department’s tariff on a chief component of newsprint, citing the immense financial burden for local and national media organizations that rely on the printed page.

Jul 2, 2018 Press Release

 

NASHVILLE – A day before Tennesseans must register to vote in order to participate in the Aug. 2 elections, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) and Tennessee State Sen. Steve Dickerson announced a big milestone for Project Register, a nonpartisan community initiative they created to raise awareness about online voter registration in Middle Tennessee.

Jun 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05)  issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's ruling on Janus v. AFSCME: 

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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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