Representative Jim Cooper's Voting Records

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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: Announced, 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
Issue Category

10 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
2/15/13 HR 273 Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees
Bill Passed - House (261 - 154)
Yea
12/20/12 HR 6684 Spending Reduction Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (215 - 209)
Nay
12/03/09 HR 4154 Estate Tax Law Amendments and Reinstatement of PAYGO
Bill Passed - House (225 - 200)
Yea
11/19/09 HR 4154 Estate Tax Law Amendments and Reinstatement of PAYGO
None - House
Co-sponsor
7/23/08 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (272 - 152)
Yea
5/08/08 HR 3221 Housing Foreclosure Assistance Programs
Amendment Adopted - House (322 - 94)
Yea
8/04/07 HR 3221 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (241 - 172)
Yea
7/29/05 HR 3 Transportation Authorization Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (412 - 8)
Yea
3/10/05 HR 3 Transportation Authorization Bill
Bill Passed - House (417 - 9)
Yea
11/20/03 HR 2417 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004
Conference Report Adopted - House (264 - 163)
Nay
11/18/03 HR 2754 Energy and Water Appropriations, FY 2004 bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (387 - 36)
Yea
10/16/03 H Res 198 Iraq's Reconstruction Resolution
Resolution Passed - House (394 - 31)
Yea
4/11/03 H Con Res 95 Congressional Budget for fiscal year 2004
Conference Report Adopted - House (216 - 211)
Nay
3/21/03 H Con Res 95 Congressional Budget for fiscal year 2004
Resolution Passed - House (215 - 212)
Nay
2/13/03 H J Res 2 Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003
Conference Report Adopted - House (338 - 83)
Nay
11/22/93 H Amdt 415 Sabo Amendment to the Government Reform and Savings Act of 1993
Amendment Adopted - House (277 - 153)
Yea
7/01/93 HR 2118 Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1993
Conference Report Adopted - House (280 - 138)
Yea
6/23/93 H Amdt 134 Space Station Termination Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (215 - 216)
Nay
5/26/93 HR 2118 Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1993
Bill Passed - House (300 - 125)
Yea
3/11/93 HR 4 Fetal Tissue Research Bill
Bill Passed - House (283 - 131)
Yea

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