Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

Press Releases

Sep 6, 2017 Press Release

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.

Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

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.

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:

Jul 19, 2017 Press Release
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.

Jul 18, 2017 Press Release
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).

Jul 14, 2017 Press Release
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.

Jul 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Amid Trump administration calls for voter data – including Social Security numbers – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today urged Americans to demand a return to “the secret ballot” so personal privacy is protected and election integrity is preserved.

Jun 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today made the following statement after Senate Republicans announced they will postpone a vote on their health care bill:

Jun 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Nearly 200 members of Congress, including U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05), have filed a federal lawsuit against President Trump, whose ongoing failure to disclose his foreign business dealings violates one of the Constitution’s critical anti-corruption provisions: the Foreign Emoluments Clause.

May 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today released the following statement on the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s cost estimate of Trumpcare: