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Jul 19, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON -U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper issued the following statement in response to President George W. Bush's comments during his Thursday visit to Nashville:
July 19, 2007

"We can solve these problems, but it will require honesty from our elected officials"

Jul 18, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday approved an amendment by Congressman Jim Cooper that would boost funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Historically Black Graduate Institutions (HBGIs) by $125 million. By voice vote, the House shifted the monies away from administrative and overhead costs
Jul 10, 2007 Press Release
NASHVILLE - U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper today criticized President George W. Bush for continuing to mislead Americans about the country's true financial state. The administration announced this afternoon that the federal budget deficit for this fiscal year would be $205 billion, lower than it had publicly anticipated.
Jun 20, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON - A House Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing Wednesday on legislation introduced by U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper that would give new independence to inspectors general throughout federal government. Inspectors general, or IGs, serve as presidentially-appointed or executive-level watchdogs at a host of federal agencies.

June 21, 2007 

Jun 11, 2007 Press Release
NASHVILLE - For the second year in a row, U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper has released a complete list of appropriations requests he submitted on behalf of the Tennessee National Guard and other organizations in the Fifth District. He is one of a small handful of members of Congress who makes his list public.

June 12, 2007

Apr 24, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON (April 25) - U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper today praised the House of Representatives for passing House Concurrent Resolution 121, which expresses support for school-based music education. The resolution, which was introduced by Cooper and Rep. Jon Porter (R-Nev.), passed unanimously on Wednesday and will be sent to the Senate
Mar 14, 2007 Press Release