Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

Cooper Praises House Passage of For the People Act

Mar 8, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) issued the following statement on the House’s passage of H.R.1, the For the People Act of 2019.

“Big money in politics, voter suppression, and gerrymandering have put our country at risk. Our job is to protect our democracy and secure our elections. We do that by ensuring that all eligible voters have the opportunity to voice their opinions. Passing H.R. 1 is a reflection of those basic values and should not be a partisan issue. This bill isn’t perfect, but the good far outweighs the bad.”

H.R. 1 would improve voter access, ensure secure elections, strengthen ethics rules, limit the influence of donor money in politics, and end partisan gerrymandering.

A section-by-section summary of the bill may be found here.