Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee


Latest News

Jun 12, 2006 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The life of World War II veteran and code talker Robert H. Yazzie was remembered by Congress in remarks made by U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper earlier this week.

Yazzie, who served his country from 1942 to 1945 as a Navajo code talker, passed away in Madison, TN this Memorial Day, Monday May 29, 2006. He was 81.

Jun 9, 2006 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives honored the achievements of Music Row veteran Buddy Cannon in remarks made by U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper.

Jun 8, 2006 Press Release

WASHINGTON - "He was our worst enemy in Iraq. Now we need to make sure his next-in-command does not takeover. Our troops, particularly the Nightstakers, deserve great credit for this success."


Jun 6, 2006 Press Release

NASHVILLE - Nashville's community-wide Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) effort and free tax assistance sites paid off this tax season - to the tune of $8.6 million in federal refunds for area taxpayers and the local economy.

May 23, 2006 Press Release

-USN's Maria Lombardy named first place winner
of the 5th District's Congressional Art Competition


NASHVILLE - The work of University School senior Maria Lombardy will represent Tennessee's 5th District at a special art exhibit in our nation's capital, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper announced.

May 8, 2006 Press Release

- Winner of 5th District Congressional Art Competition to be announced

NASHVILLE - Students from across the 5th District are invited to a Congressional Art Show and Reception on Saturday, May 20 at 11:00 a.m., U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper announced.

May 5, 2006 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper is helping to lead efforts in Congress to recognize the African American Spiritual as a national treasure.

Apr 25, 2006 Press Release

NASHVILLE - U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper announced that he will host the Third Annual Federal Small Business Procurement Conference on Friday, May 5, 2006. The conference will be held at David Lipscomb University in Nashville and will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Mar 31, 2006 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper introduced an amendment in House Budget Committee on Wednesday that would help to reform the growing practice of earmarks.

Mar 31, 2006 Press Release

- wins unanimous approval in Budget Committee mark-up

WASHINGTON, D.C.- An amendment introduced by U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) in the House Budget Committee mark-up earlier this week will mean American voters may get at last a clear and fair picture of the fiscal liabilities facing our nation.