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

63 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
5/22/13 H Amdt 75 Requires All Oil and Refined Fuels Transported Through the Keystone XL Pipeline to be Used Only in The United States
Amendment Rejected - House (162 - 255)
Nay
11/16/12 HR 6156 Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (365 - 43)
Yea
5/09/12 HR 2072 Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (330 - 93)
Yea
10/12/11 HR 3078 Trade Promotion Agreement with Colombia
Bill Passed - House (262 - 167)
Yea
10/12/11 HR 3079 Trade Promotion Agreement with Panama
Bill Passed - House (300 - 129)
Yea
10/12/11 HR 3080 Free Trade Agreement with Korea
Bill Passed - House (278 - 151)
Yea
7/21/10 HR 4380 Temporary Tariff Suspensions and Reductions
Bill Passed - House (378 - 43)
Yea
6/19/08 HR 2642 GI Bill, Funding for Midwest Flood Cleanup, Extension of Unemployment Benefits, and Other Provisions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (416 - 12)
Nay
5/21/08 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Veto Override Passed - House (316 - 108)
Nay
5/14/08 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Conference Report Adopted - House (318 - 106)
Nay
4/10/08 H Res 1092 Postponing the Consideration of the Trade Agreement with Colombia
Resolution Passed - House (224 - 195)
Nay
11/14/07 HR 3074 Appropriations for the Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development
Conference Report Adopted - House (270 - 147)
Yea
11/08/07 HR 3688 United States-Peru Trade Agreement
Bill Passed - House (285 - 132)
Yea
10/31/07 HR 3920 Trade and Globalization Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (264 - 157)
Yea
8/02/07 H Amdt 734 Prescription Drug Imports
Amendment Rejected - House (146 - 283)
Nay
7/27/07 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Bill Passed - House (231 - 191)
Nay
7/11/07 HR 556 Foreign Investment Oversight
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (370 - 45)
Yea
6/27/07 HR 1830 Andean Trade Preference Act Extension
Bill Passed - House (365 - 59)
Yea
5/22/07 HR 2264 Preventing the Organization of Petroleum Export Groups
Bill Passed - House (345 - 72)
Yea
1/05/07 H Res 6 Pay-As-You-Go Rule
Resolution Passed - House (280 - 152)
Yea
7/26/06 HR 5682 U.S.and India Nuclear Cooperation Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (359 - 68)
Yea
7/20/06 HR 5684 U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation
Bill Passed - House (221 - 205)
Nay
7/28/05 HR 3045 CAFTA Implementation Bill
Bill Passed - House (217 - 215)
Yea
7/20/05 HR 2601 State Department FY 2006/2007 Authorization Bill
Bill Passed - House (351 - 78)
Yea
6/15/05 H Amdt 270 Bans Use of Funds to Enforce Cuba Regulations Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (210 - 216)
Yea
6/09/05 H J Res 27 Withdrawing Approval from the WTO Agreement
Joint Resolution Failed - House (86 - 338)
Nay
10/07/04 HR 4520 JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Strength)
Conference Report Adopted - House (280 - 141)
Yea
7/24/03 HR 2738 U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
Bill Passed - House (270 - 156)
Yea
7/24/03 HR 2739 U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
Bill Passed - House (272 - 155)
Yea
11/29/94 HR 5110 Uruguay Round Agreements Act
Bill Passed - House (288 - 146)
Yea
6/09/94 H Amdt 611 Lifting Arms Embargo on Bosnia Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (244 - 178)
Nay
11/17/93 HR 3450 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act
Bill Passed - House (234 - 200)
Yea
7/21/93 H J Res 208 China's Most Favored Nation Status
Joint Resolution Failed - House (105 - 318)
Yea
6/22/93 HR 1876 GATT Uruguay Round Bill
Bill Passed - House (295 - 126)
Yea
9/30/92 HR 5318 Conditional Extension of Most-Favored-Nation Trade Status to China
Veto Override Passed - House (345 - 74)
Yea

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