Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

Cooper Statement on Senate Republicans’ Health Care Vote

Jul 25, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) issued the following statement after Senate Republicans voted to advance legislation that would undermine health care coverage for millions of Americans:

“The Senate has, until now, been known as the thoughtful, deliberative house of Congress. Republican senators just voted to advance consideration of multiple health care plans that have received no hearings, but will reorder one-sixth of our economy and throw millions of people off of their health insurance,” Rep. Cooper said. “So today marks a dramatic change in our history. It’s shameful. I ask Tennesseans to continue to engage with their representatives and senators. All Americans deserve affordable health care that works and that doesn’t bankrupt our country or our families.”