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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.

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