Representative Jim Cooper's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Jim Cooper
Current Office: U.S. House - District 5, Democratic
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 5
Primary Aug. 7, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Martha; 3 Children: Mary, Jamie, Hayes
Birth Date: 06/19/1954
Birth Place: Nashville, TN
Home City: Nashville, TN
Religion: Episcopalian
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2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 46% 2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 46% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 64% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 81% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 56% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 77% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 56% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 81% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 64% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 77% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 60% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 59% 2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 60% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60% 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 50% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 61% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 61% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 61% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 61% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 66% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 66% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 28% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 49% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 28% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 61% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 49% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60% 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 59% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 60% 2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 58% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55% 2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 48% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 52% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 48% 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 11 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 11 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50% 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50% 2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 31% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 31% 2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 50% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 62% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 57% 2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 58% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 54% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91% 2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60% 2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 54% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 50% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 52% 2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 53% 2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80% 2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 20% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 48% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 48% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 20% 2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 25% 2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 25% 2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85% 2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85% 2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 49% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 52% 2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 54.7% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 62% 2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 71 2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 71 2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70% 2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70% 2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 35% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 62% 2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 63.7% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 60% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 68% 2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80% 2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80% 2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 100% 2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 100% 2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 57% 2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 68% 2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 14% 2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 14% 2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80% 2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80% 2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 100 2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 60% 2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80% 2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 58% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 61% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 61% 2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 60% 2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67% 2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67% 2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85% 2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85% 2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 60% 2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 60% 2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 70% 2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2003-2004 Democrats for Life of America - Positions 20% 2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 35% 2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80% 2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80% 2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 30% 2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 85% 2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 85% 2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 63% 2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 62% 2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 57% 2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 64% 2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 92% 2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 92%

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