Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee
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Oct 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05), joined by U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (WV-03), U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02) and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-13), today introduced bipartisan legislation repealing the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016.

Oct 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) released the following statement today after President Trump signed an executive order designed to sabotage health insurance markets and increase premiums for Americans with pre-existing conditions:

Sep 28, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Honors Researchers Whose Taxpayer-Funded Work Benefits Society

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) this week honored three teams of scientists whose federally funded – yet seemingly obscure – research has provided benefits to society.

Sep 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) issued the following statement after Sen. Bob Corker announced he would not seek re-election in 2018:

Sep 21, 2017 Press Release
Calls Graham-Cassidy Bill a “Devastatingly Partisan Attack on All Americans”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) today expressed disappointment with Graham-Cassidy supporters U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker and Gov. Bill Haslam, offering another point of view that aligns with provider, hospital and disease advocacy groups all over America.

Sep 19, 2017 Press Release

NASHVILLE – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, on behalf of the extended Cooper family, announced today that Hortense Hayes Powell Cooper died last night, Sept. 18, at Vanderbilt Hospital. She was 98 years old.

Further information will follow.

Sep 12, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Will Sign Discharge Petition

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) announced today that he will join a legislative effort to force a vote on the DREAM Act, a bill that would provide a path to citizenship and permanent protection for young people who arrived in America as children.

Sep 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) today celebrated House passage of critical legislation for Tennesseans that would prevent infants and toddlers from being killed or injured when unknowingly left behind in vehicles.

Sep 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – As Congress returned from its August recess and Republican majorities failed to develop a plan for funding government, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) reintroduced a bill that would stop congressional pay in case of an even bigger catastrophe: American default.

Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

NASHVILLE – Surrounded by DREAMers and other leaders of Nashville’s vibrant immigrant community, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) today criticized President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, citing the innocence, hard work and future of those affected.