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Key Votes

Jim Cooper's Voting Records on Issue: Environment

Full Name: Jim Cooper
Office: U.S. House (TN) - 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
General Nov. 4, 2014
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

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 20, 2005 H Amdt 72 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(200 - 231)
Yea
March 17, 2005 H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House
(218 - 214)
Nay
March 16, 2005 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Bill Passed - House
(388 - 43)
Yea
June 25, 2004 HR 4614 Appropriations Bill FY 2005, Energy and Water Development Bill Passed - House
(370 - 16)
Yea
June 17, 2004 HR 4568 Interior Department FY2005 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(334 - 86)
Nay
Nov. 21, 2003 HR 1904 Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 Conference Report Adopted - House
(286 - 140)
Nay
Nov. 20, 2003 HR 253 Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2003 Bill Passed - House
(352 - 67)
Yea
Nov. 18, 2003 HR 2754 Energy and Water Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(387 - 36)
Yea
Oct. 30, 2003 HR 2691 Interior Department Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(216 - 205)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2003 HR 1409 Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Land Exchange Act '02 Bill Passed - House
(288 - 127)
Nay
July 17, 2003 HR 2691 Interior Department Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Bill Passed - House
(268 - 152)
Nay
July 14, 2003 HR 2673 Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA Bill Passed - House
(347 - 64)
Yea
May 20, 2003 HR 1904 Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 House
(256 - 170)
Nay
Aug. 10, 1994 HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development Conference Report Adopted - House
(393 - 34)
Yea
July 12, 1994 H Amdt 725 East Mojave National Preserve Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(239 - 183)
Yea
June 14, 1994 HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development Bill Passed - House
(393 - 29)
Yea
Oct. 19, 1993 HR 2491 Veterans Administration and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Conference Report Adopted - House
(341 - 89)
Yea
Sept. 29, 1993 HR 2401 Fiscal Year 1994 Defense Authorization Bill Bill Passed - House
(268 - 162)
Yea
Aug. 6, 1993 HR 2010 National Service Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(275 - 152)
Yea
July 28, 1993 HR 2010 National Service Bill Bill Passed - House
(275 - 152)
Yea
July 15, 1993 HR 2520 Interior Department Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(278 - 138)
Yea
June 29, 1993 HR 2491 Veterans Administration and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Bill Passed - House
(313 - 110)
Yea

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