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Oct 19, 2007 Press Release

Reward internal watchdogs with protections, not muzzles

Oct 10, 2007 Press Release

Says Congress should act soon to promote responsible government

Unmuzzling the Federal Watchdogs 

Oct 8, 2007 Press Release
80 million Americans will soon start draining the Social Security trust fund--and Medicare is next

By Richard Wolf, USA TODAY

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Oct 3, 2007 Press Release

Escaping the Budget Impasse

By Robert J. Samuelson

Washington Post

Wednesday, October 3, 2007; A23

Oct 3, 2007 Press Release
Inspectors general strengthened to provide independent oversight of federal agencies

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper released the following statement in anticipation of bipartisan passage of H.R. 928, the Improving Government Accountability Act:

Sep 28, 2007 Press Release

"Commission with teeth" could break through "Mardi Gras rules" of Washington spending

Sep 28, 2007 Press Release
Cooper-Wolf bill would put "all options on the table"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a speech this afternoon at the National Press Club, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer called for a bipartisan commission to tackle long-term fiscal reform efforts. Singling out proposals by

Sep 26, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Bipartisan SAFE Commission would force tough choices before it's too late

Jul 25, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON -U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper has been named chairman of a newly created House Armed Services Committee panel that will study the changing responsibilities of the U.S. military services.
Roles and Missions Panel Will Examine Changing Responsibilities of Military Services

July 25, 2007:  WASHINGTON -U.S. Congressman Jim

Jul 23, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON - It looks like the "Mr. Fiscal Responsibility" nickname is catching on.

July 23, 2007

Cites stewardship of federal dollars, including recent "Fiscal Wake Up Tour" event

WASHINGTON - It looks like the "Mr. Fiscal Responsibility" nickname is catching on.