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: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 5
Primary Aug. 7, 2014
General Nov. 4, 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

41 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/16/14 H Amdt 1093 Prohibits Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from Preventing States from Implementing Broadband Internet Access Service Laws
Amendment Adopted - House (223 - 200)
Nay
6/19/14 H Amdt 935 Prohibits a Federal Employee from Requesting Foreign Intelligence Information in Relation to a US Citizen
Amendment Adopted - House (293 - 123)
Nay
6/10/14 H Amdt 815 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Acquire Traffic Cameras
Amendment Adopted - House (255 - 171)
Nay
5/22/14 HR 3361 USA FREEDOM Act
Bill Passed - House (303 - 121)
Yea
2/25/14 HR 1123 Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act
Bill Passed - House (295 - 114)
Yea
1/13/14 HR 3811 Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act of 2014
Bill Passed - House (291 - 122)
Did Not Vote
12/05/13 H Amdt 521 Authorizes Judicial Discretion in Awarding Legal Fees in Patent Lawsuits
Amendment Rejected - House (199 - 213)
Yea
12/05/13 H Amdt 524 Limits Covered Customers to Businesses With Less Than $25 Million in Revenue
Amendment Rejected - House (144 - 266)
Yea
12/05/13 HR 3309 Innovation Act
Bill Passed - House (325 - 91)
Yea
11/20/13 H Amdt 498 Specifies That Certain Fees Do Not Limit the Right to Petition
Amendment Rejected - House (199 - 222)
Yea
11/20/13 H Amdt 499 Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to Require Certain Findings for Categorical Exclusions
Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 228)
Yea
11/20/13 H Amdt 503 Requires a Report on the Effect of Flooding on Oil and Gas Facilities
Amendment Rejected - House (202 - 221)
Yea
11/20/13 H Amdt 504 Appropriates $10 Million to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Amendment Rejected - House (195 - 226)
Nay
11/20/13 HR 1965 Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act
Bill Passed - House (228 - 192)
Nay
7/24/13 H Amdt 413 Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the PATRIOT Act
Amendment Rejected - House (205 - 217)
Nay
4/18/13 HR 624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (288 - 127)
Yea
11/30/12 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (245 - 139)
Yea
9/20/12 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012
Bill Failed - House (257 - 158)
Yea
9/12/12 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (301 - 118)
Yea
4/26/12 HR 3523 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (248 - 168)
Yea
11/03/11 H Amdt 853 Requires Crowdfunding Intermediaries to Disclose Methods of Compensation to Investors
Amendment Rejected - House (189 - 234)
Yea
4/08/11 H J Res 37 Disapproving FCC Rules Concerning Internet Providers
Joint Resolution Passed - House (240 - 179)
Nay
11/18/10 HR 1722 Telework Policies and Regulations for Federal Agencies
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (254 - 152)
Yea
5/28/10 HR 5116 Science and Technology Funding
Bill Passed - House (262 - 150)
Yea
5/19/10 HR 5325 Science and Technology Funding
Bill Failed - House (261 - 148)
Yea
5/06/10 HR 1722 Telework Policies and Regulations for Federal Agencies
Bill Failed - House (268 - 147)
Yea
7/09/08 HR 5811 Electronic Communications Preservation Act
Bill Passed - House (286 - 137)
Yea
6/20/08 HR 6304 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments
Bill Passed - House (293 - 129)
Yea
3/14/08 HR 3773 Electronic Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Review Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (213 - 197)
Nay
11/15/07 HR 3773 Electronic Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Review Act
Bill Passed - House (227 - 189)
Yea
10/16/07 HR 2102 Reporter's Source Confidentiality Guidelines
Bill Passed - House (398 - 21)
Yea
8/04/07 S 1927 Foreign Intelligence Acquisition
Bill Passed - House (227 - 183)
Yea
9/28/06 HR 5825 Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act
Bill Passed - House (232 - 191)
Nay
7/27/06 HR 4157 Better Health Information Systems Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (270 - 148)
Yea
7/11/06 H Amdt 1179 Online Gambling Ban Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (114 - 297)
Yea
7/11/06 HR 4411 Internet Gambling Bill
Bill Passed - House (317 - 93)
Yea
6/08/06 HR 5252 COPE Bill of 2006
Bill Passed - House (321 - 101)
Yea
3/07/06 S 2271 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization bill
Bill Passed - House (280 - 138)
Yea
11/02/05 HR 1606 Online Freedom of Speech Act
Bill Failed - House (225 - 182)
Nay
3/11/04 HR 3717 FCC Indecency Penalties Bill
Bill Passed - House (391 - 22)
Yea
11/22/03 S 877 Reduction of SPAM bill
Bill Passed - House (392 - 5)
Yea
9/25/03 HR 3161 Do-Not-Call-Registry bill
Bill Passed - House (412 - 8)
Yea
6/10/03 HR 2143 Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act
Bill Passed - House (319 - 104)
Yea
4/10/03 S 151 Enhance AMBER Alert bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (400 - 25)
Yea
11/22/93 H Amdt 416 Penny Amendment to the Government Reform and Savings Act of 1993
Amendment Rejected - House (213 - 219)
Yea
6/23/93 H Amdt 134 Space Station Termination Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (215 - 216)
Nay
5/19/93 HR 820 National Competitiveness Act of 1993
Bill Passed - House (243 - 167)
Yea

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