Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

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Jan 9, 2018 Press Release

NASHVILLE – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) this month presented a Congressional Award – Congress’s highest honor for youth – to Christine Li of Nashville.

“Christine represents the future of Nashville,” Rep. Cooper said. “Her volunteer work, community service and good deeds serve as a shining example for other young people in our city.”

Dec 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today cosponsored bipartisan legislation that will help songwriters and modernize music payouts in the digital age.

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:

Dec 18, 2017 Press Release

NASHVILLE – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today announced that Delia Batdorff, a local high school junior, is the 2017 Congressional App Challenge winner for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District!

Information about Delia’s winning app will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol and at House.gov

Dec 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today criticized congressional leaders for general inaction and incompetence, citing a long list of missed deadlines, stalled priorities and policy blunders.

Nov 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) is one of four lead cosponsors on a bipartisan bill that would empower victims of sexual harassment and eliminate the confidential “hush fund” currently used to settle sexual harassment claims in Congress.

Nov 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Ahead of a vote this week to formally establish mandatory sexual harassment training in the House, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) encouraged House leaders to go much further by unmasking the secret settlements that lawmakers have reached with people accusing them of sexual harassment.

Nov 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today applauded Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement to require all House Members and staff to complete a sexual harassment training course that was merely voluntary until yesterday.

Rep. Cooper’s personal office policy had already required that he and his staff complete the House’s sexual harassment training course.

Nov 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today amplified his opposition to the House Republican tax plan, highlighting specific ways it would hurt Middle Tennesseans in Cheatham, Davidson and Dickson counties.

Nov 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today highlighted reports of early surges in this year’s open enrollment period during the first week of Affordable Care Act signups. Encouraging Middle Tennesseans to evaluate their options – including numerous zero-premium or low-cost plans – Rep. Cooper said just five weeks remain before the Dec. 15 deadline.

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