Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

Cooper Statement on President’s Visit to Nashville

Dec 9, 2014
Press Release

NASHVILLE – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) today issued the following statement:

“The U.S. Senate – including Senators Corker and Alexander – voted overwhelmingly to do what the President outlined today. House Republicans have refused to consider the Senate bill, but they have three more days to allow an up or down vote where it would pass with a large majority. Our community – including the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Lipscomb University, the Catholic Church, the Southern Baptist Convention and local charitable family foundations – supports the goal of integrating immigrants into the wider community. We are a model for the country.”