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Key Votes

Jim Cooper's Voting Records on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

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: 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

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Dec. 11, 2013 HR 2019 Kids First Research Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(295 - 103)
Yea
March 13, 2013 HR 890 Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(246 - 181)
Nay
Sept. 22, 2010 HR 3470 Infant Mortality Pilot Programs Bill Passed - House
(324 - 64)
Yea
Dec. 19, 2005 S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(212 - 206)
Nay
Dec. 14, 2005 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(215 - 213)
Nay
Nov. 17, 2005 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Rejected - House
(209 - 224)
Nay
April 27, 2005 HR 748 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act Bill Passed - House
(270 - 157)
Yea
April 14, 2005 S 256 Bankruptcy Reform Bill Bill Passed - House
(302 - 126)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2004 HR 1308 Child Tax Credit Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(339 - 65)
Nay
May 20, 2004 HR 4359 Child Credit Preservation and Expansion Act of 2004 Bill Passed - House
(271 - 139)
Nay
March 24, 2004 HR 3873 Child Nutrition Improvement and Integrity Act Bill Passed - House
(419 - 5)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2003 HR 4 Welfare Reform bill Bill Passed - House
(230 - 192)
Nay
March 25, 1993 HR 670 Abortion Counseling Bill Bill Passed - House
(273 - 149)
Yea
March 25, 1993 HR 670 Abortion Counseling Bill Motion Rejected - House
(179 - 243)
Nay
Feb. 3, 1993 HR 1 Family & Medical Leave Bill Bill Passed - House
(265 - 163)
Yea

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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