Representative Jim Cooper's Voting Records

Office: U.S. House (TN) - District 5, Democratic
Issue Category

7 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
10/01/13 H J Res 70 National Park Service Operations, Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Joint Resolution Failed - House (252 - 176)
3/17/11 HR 1076 Prohibiting Federal Funding of National Public Radio
Bill Passed - House (228 - 192)
2/18/11 H Amdt 92 Prohibiting the Use of Federal Funds for NASCAR Sponsorships
Amendment Rejected - House (148 - 281)
4/29/08 S 2739 Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008
Bill Passed - House (291 - 117)
5/10/06 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005
Conference Report Adopted - House (244 - 185)
12/08/05 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005
Bill Passed - House (234 - 197)
7/28/05 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (410 - 10)
6/23/05 H Amdt 343 Restoring Funds for Public Broadcasting
Amendment Adopted - House (284 - 140)
5/19/05 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (329 - 89)
3/11/04 HR 3717 FCC Indecency Penalties Bill
Bill Passed - House (391 - 22)
7/12/94 H Amdt 725 East Mojave National Preserve Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (239 - 183)
6/23/94 HR 4602 Interior Department FY95 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (338 - 85)
7/15/93 HR 2520 Interior Department Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (278 - 138)

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