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Key Votes

Jim Cooper's Voting Records on Issue: National Security

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
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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Ronnie Holden
(Running)
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Bob Ries
(Running)
Republican
Big John Smith IV
(Running)
Republican

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 16, 2006 H Res 861 Global War on Terror Resolution Passed - House
(256 - 153)
Yea
June 13, 2006 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - House
(351 - 67)
Yea
June 6, 2006 HR 5441 Department of Homeland Security Appropriation Act, 2007 Bill Passed - House
(389 - 9)
Yea
March 16, 2006 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Bill Passed - House
(348 - 71)
Nay
March 7, 2006 S 2271 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization bill Bill Passed - House
(280 - 138)
Yea
Dec. 19, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(308 - 106)
Nay
Dec. 16, 2005 HR 4437 Border Security Bill Bill Passed - House
(239 - 182)
Nay
Dec. 14, 2005 HR 3199 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Conference Report Adopted - House
(251 - 174)
Yea
Sept. 15, 2005 H Res 437 Bipartisan Committee to Investigate Hurricane Katrina Resolution Passed - House
(224 - 188)
Did Not Vote
July 21, 2005 HR 3199 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Bill Passed - House
(257 - 171)
Yea
July 21, 2005 HR 3199 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Motion Rejected - House
(209 - 218)
Yea
June 20, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(398 - 19)
Yea
June 15, 2005 H Amdt 280 Patriot Act Amendment - Library Records Amendment Adopted - House
(238 - 187)
Yea
May 18, 2005 HR 1817 Homeland Security Department Authorization Act FY06 Bill Passed - House
(424 - 4)
Yea
May 17, 2005 HR 2360 Homeland Security Department FY 2006 Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House
(424 - 1)
Yea
May 5, 2005 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Conference Report Adopted - House
(368 - 58)
Yea
March 16, 2005 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Bill Passed - House
(388 - 43)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2005 HR 418 Real ID Act of 2005 Bill Passed - House
(261 - 161)
Yea
Oct. 8, 2004 HR 10 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act Bill Passed - House
(282 - 134)
Nay
June 23, 2004 HR 4548 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 Bill Passed - House
(360 - 61)
Yea
June 18, 2004 HR 4567 Homeland Security Department FY2005 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(400 - 5)
Yea
Nov. 20, 2003 HR 253 Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2003 Bill Passed - House
(352 - 67)
Yea
Sept. 24, 2003 HR 2555 Homeland Security Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(417 - 8)
Yea
Sept. 24, 2003 HR 2658 Terrorism Information Awareness bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(407 - 15)
Yea
July 25, 2003 HR 2859 Emergency Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act,2003 Bill Passed - House
(352 - 60)
Did Not Vote
July 16, 2003 HR 2122 Project BioShield Act of 2003 Bill Passed - House
(421 - 2)
Yea
July 8, 2003 HR 2658 Terrorism Information Awareness bill Bill Passed - House
(399 - 19)
Yea
June 24, 2003 HR 2555 Homeland Security Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Bill Passed - House
(425 - 2)
Yea
July 19, 1994 H Amdt 759 Intelligence Spending Disclosure Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(194 - 221)
Nay
Feb. 3, 1994 H Amdt 427 Fiscal 1994 Disaster Relief Funding Amendment Rejected - House
(207 - 211)
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
July 27, 1993 HR 2667 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations, 1993 Bill Passed - House
(400 - 27)
Yea
June 29, 1993 HR 2491 Veterans Administration and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Bill Passed - House
(313 - 110)
Yea
May 19, 1993 HR 820 National Competitiveness Act of 1993 Bill Passed - House
(243 - 167)
Yea

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