Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

Press Releases

Apr 3, 2018 Press Release
Fresh Grant Funding Adds to $28 Million Already Available

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today received confirmation that the omnibus funding bill recently passed by Congress releases $7.5 million in fresh funding for election security in Tennessee.

Mar 28, 2018 Press Release
Cooper, Rice, Budd, Norman: Our Bill Would Ban Earmarks Forever
Fighting a push to resurrect pork-barrel federal spending, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05), U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice (NY-04), U.S. Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) and U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman (SC-05) today announced bipartisan legislation that would permanently ban earmarks from the legislative process.
Mar 17, 2018 Press Release

NASHVILLE — Amid reports that President Trump’s lawyer wants a premature end to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s active investigation, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) defended the probe, urging Congress to protect Mueller so he can finish examining Russian interference in American affairs.

Feb 27, 2018 Press Release
New Bill Would Reverse FCC’s Harmful Vote Affecting Internet Use

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today announced his support of a new legislative effort to preserve net neutrality and reverse last year’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote to eliminate it.

Feb 21, 2018 Press Release
Summer Internship Application Period is Open Until March 16

NASHVILLE – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today announced an expansion of his internship program and encouraged eligible college students to apply for new need-based, paid summer fellowships in his offices in Nashville and Washington.

Feb 16, 2018 Press Release
Event to Be Held in Congressman’s Office at 605 Church Street

NASHVILLE – After a week in Washington filled with ominous warnings from America’s top intelligence chiefs, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) will return home Friday to sound a statewide alarm about Russian meddling in the 2018 midterms and specific vulnerabilities that could impact elections in Tennessee.

Feb 16, 2018 Press Release

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

Feb 9, 2018 Press Release

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

Feb 8, 2018 Press Release
Group Visits Three Schools, Registers Students to Vote

KINGSTON SPRINGS, Tenn. – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05), Cheatham County Mayor Kerry McCarver and the Cheatham County Election Commission launched an effort today in Cheatham County as part of a vigorous bid to raise youth voter registration rates across Middle Tennessee.

Feb 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today applauded House passage of two anti-sexual harassment bills, saying it’s a long-overdue step to ensure appropriate conduct in the halls of Congress.

Both bipartisan bills were introduced as the #MeToo movement swept over Capitol Hill, exposing numerous harassment cases among lawmakers and staff.