Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

Press Releases

Jan 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today reintroduced two bills that would reform the redistricting process. The bills would establish an independent redistricting commission, and allow for public participation in the congressional redistricting process. Together, these would increase transparency and significantly limit the secretive practice of gerrymandering.

Jan 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today issued the following statement on his vote for the Speaker of the House.

 “Today I voted “present” in the vote for Speaker of the House, consistent with my eight-year push for new Democratic leadership. Now that we are back in the majority, I did not vote for a rival candidate because there are none.

Dec 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today denounced President Trump’s decision to withdraw American troops from Syria.

Dec 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today announced that two students from Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School are this year’s Congressional App Challenge winners for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District.

Dec 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today issued the following statement after U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander said he would not seek re-election in 2020:

Dec 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today issued the following statement.

Nov 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today encouraged Tennesseans to evaluate their health insurance options, including some that are newly available to Volunteer State residents, before choosing an Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace plan that best fits their needs.

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Sep 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today applauded congressional passage of the Music Modernization Act, a bill that promotes fairness in an essential Nashville industry. The House this week passed the Senate’s version of the legislation.

President Trump’s signature will make the landmark bill the law of the land.

Sep 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-01) today introduced the Promoting Responsible and Free Trade Act, a bipartisan bill that would give Congress a stronger role in implementing trade policy and scrutinizing unnecessary tariffs.

Aug 31, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Weeks after fighting for such an outcome, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) celebrated the end of President Trump’s Commerce Department tariff on a chief component of newsprint, heralding a big win for local and national media organizations that rely on the printed page.

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