Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

Cooper Responds to Trump’s Cuts to Fort Campbell

Sep 5, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper (TN-05) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s order to redirect taxpayer dollars from military construction projects to pay for a border wall.

“President Trump has stooped to new lows in trying to illegally fund more border wall. His latest funding grab includes raiding $63 million that was slated to build a much-needed middle school at Fort Campbell,” Rep. Cooper said. “Our troops and their families deserve better. Democrats are united in our opposition; it is up to House and Senate Republicans to stand up to the President and his unprecedented overreach.”

As reported in the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, students living on Fort Campbell are currently facing an overcrowding situation due to the closure of a middle school. 

“President Trump should not be hurting the troops with young children at Fort Campbell this way,” Rep. Cooper said.