Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

Cooper Votes Against Republican Tax Bill

Dec 19, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today issued the following statement after voting against the Republican tax bill:

“Everyone likes tax cuts, but the Republican tax bill gives most of them to Scrooge, not Bob Cratchit. This bill increases the deficit dramatically, keeps the tax code complicated, prioritizes corporations over people, and even threatens Social Security and Medicare,” Rep. Cooper said. “The vast majority of Americans don’t like it, and with good reason. Reagan-era tax reform was very different; this Trump bill is not an echo of that reform but a craven Christmas present to the most powerful lobbyists in Washington. Trump promised to help everyday Americans but this bill fails to do that.”