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May 20, 2009 Press Release

Commentary: Fixing Foster Care
Nashville City Paper
May 20, 2009
By U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper

May 8, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Cooper recognizes importance of public charter schools

May 4, 2009 Press Release

May 5, 2009


NASHVILLE-Congressman Jim Cooper celebrated National Teacher Day a few days early this year by paying a visit to Southside Elementary School in Lebanon. On Friday, May 1, Cooper met with the school's students and teachers, where he spent the morning learning about the environmentally friendly projects going on at Southside.

Apr 15, 2009 Press Release
Deadline is Friday, April 17, 2009 at 5pm

The Congressional Art Competition is open to high school students in Tennessee's Fifth Congressional District. Submissions may be dropped off at Congressman Cooper's office at 605 Church Street in Downtown Nashville.

Apr 6, 2009 Press Release

Says important national priority can and must be achieved this year

Jim's interview with The New Republic can be found here .
Apr 3, 2009 Press Release

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Apr 3, 2009 Press Release
Recovery funds and shovel-ready courthouse project are priorities for Middle Tennessee

U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper released the following statement after announcing that he would not seek earmarks in FY2010 appropriations bills:

Mar 24, 2009 Press Release
First Cap-and-Trade Related Bill Filed in this Congress Brings New Members to Climate Agenda

Mar 19, 2009 Press Release
Wednesday, March 18

Rep. Cooper emphasizes the urgency of combating $11 trillion national debt