Calls Graham-Cassidy Bill a “Devastatingly Partisan Attack on All Americans”
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) today expressed disappointment with Graham-Cassidy supporters U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker and Gov. Bill Haslam, offering another point of view that aligns with provider, hospital and disease advocacy groups all over America.
NASHVILLE – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, on behalf of the extended Cooper family, announced today that Hortense Hayes Powell Cooper died last night, Sept. 18, at Vanderbilt Hospital. She was 98 years old.
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Congressman Will Sign Discharge Petition
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) announced today that he will join a legislative effort to force a vote on the DREAM Act, a bill that would provide a path to citizenship and permanent protection for young people who arrived in America as children.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) today celebrated House passage of critical legislation for Tennesseans that would prevent infants and toddlers from being killed or injured when unknowingly left behind in vehicles.
WASHINGTON – As Congress returned from its August recess and Republican majorities failed to develop a plan for funding government, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) reintroduced a bill that would stop congressional pay in case of an even bigger catastrophe: American default.
NASHVILLE – Surrounded by DREAMers and other leaders of Nashville’s vibrant immigrant community, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) today criticized President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, citing the innocence, hard work and future of those affected.
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:
Legislation Would Require a Warning System on Every New Passenger Vehicle
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) has cosponsored the Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats (HOT CARS) Act, a critical bill for Tennessee that would prevent infants and toddlers from being killed or injured when unknowingly left behind in vehicles.
Future Pipeline and Compressor Issues At Stake
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) this week proposed an amendment to the Ozone Standards Implementation Act that would have ensured states have the option of including local land use policies – such as zoning and local ordinances – in State Implementation Plans (SIPs).
Says Pentagon, Congress Should Ensure Weapons Work Before Buying Them
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) spoke on the House floor this week to strongly oppose an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would reduce oversight and weaken requirements on weapon acquisitions related to the Missile Defense Agency.