Representative Jim Cooper's Voting Records

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

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/08/03 HR 2658 Terrorism Information Awareness bill
Bill Passed - House (399 - 19)
Yea
6/27/03 HR 1 Medicare Prescription Drug bill
Bill Passed - House (216 - 215)
Nay
6/24/03 HR 2555 Homeland Security Appropriations, FY 2004 bill
Bill Passed - House (425 - 2)
Yea
6/19/03 HR 1528 Taxpayer Protection and IRS Accountability Act of 2003
Bill Passed - House (252 - 170)
Nay
6/19/03 HR 660 Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2003
Bill Passed - House (262 - 162)
Yea
6/11/03 HR 2350 Welfare Reform bill
Bill Passed - House (406 - 6)
Yea
6/10/03 HR 2143 Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act
Bill Passed - House (319 - 104)
Yea
6/04/03 HR 760 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion Bill
Bill Passed - House (282 - 139)
Yea
6/03/03 H J Res 4 Flag Burning Resolution
Bill Passed - House (300 - 125)
Nay
5/23/03 HR 2 Jobs and Economic Growth bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (231 - 200)
Nay
5/22/03 HR 1588 Defense Department FY2004 Authorization bill
Bill Passed - House (361 - 68)
Yea
5/20/03 HR 1904 Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003
None - House (256 - 170)
Nay
5/01/03 HR 1298 AIDS Assistance bill
Bill Passed - House (375 - 41)
Yea
4/30/03 HR 1350 Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
Bill Passed - House (251 - 171)
Nay
4/11/03 H Con Res 95 Congressional Budget for fiscal year 2004
Conference Report Adopted - House (216 - 211)
Nay
4/11/03 HR 6 Energy Omnibus bill
Bill Passed - House (247 - 175)
Nay
4/10/03 S 151 Enhance AMBER Alert bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (400 - 25)
Yea
4/09/03 HR 1036 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act
Bill Passed - House (285 - 140)
Yea
4/03/03 HR 1559 Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003
Bill Passed - House (414 - 12)
Yea
4/02/03 HR 743 Social Security Protection Act of 2003
Bill Passed - House (396 - 28)
Yea
3/31/03 HR 1463 Vaccine Compensation bill
Bill Failed - House (184 - 206)
Nay
3/21/03 H Con Res 95 Congressional Budget for fiscal year 2004
Resolution Passed - House (215 - 212)
Nay
3/13/03 HR 5 Malpractice Liability bill
Bill Passed - House (229 - 196)
Nay
2/27/03 HR 1036 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/27/03 HR 534 Cloning of Humans bill
Bill Passed - House (241 - 155)
Nay
2/13/03 H J Res 2 Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003
Conference Report Adopted - House (338 - 83)
Nay
2/13/03 HR 4 Welfare Reform bill
Bill Passed - House (230 - 192)
Nay
2/11/03 HR 660 Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2003
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/08/03 S 23 Unemployment Benefits bill
Bill Passed - House (416 - 4)
Yea
11/29/94 HR 5110 Uruguay Round Agreements Act
Bill Passed - House (288 - 146)
Yea
9/29/94 HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (327 - 86)
Yea
9/27/94 HR 4539 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill FY95
Conference Report Adopted - House (360 - 53)
Yea
9/23/94 HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (287 - 107)
Did Not Vote
9/22/94 HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education
Conference Report Adopted - House (331 - 89)
Yea
9/12/94 HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development
Conference Report Adopted - House (313 - 61)
Did Not Vote
8/21/94 HR 3355 Omnibus Crime Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (235 - 195)
Nay
8/18/94 HR 4603 Appropriations Bill FY95, Commerce, Justice, State
Conference Report Adopted - House (322 - 98)
Did Not Vote
8/17/94 S 2182 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995
Conference Report Adopted - House (280 - 137)
Yea
8/10/94 HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development
Conference Report Adopted - House (393 - 34)
Yea
8/04/94 HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (341 - 85)
Yea
7/22/94 H Amdt 778 Prohibiting Benefits to Undocumented Immigrants
Amendment Adopted - House (220 - 176)
Yea
7/21/94 H Amdt 771 Limiting Entitlement Program Expenditures
Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 233)
Yea
7/19/94 H Amdt 759 Intelligence Spending Disclosure Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 221)
Nay
7/14/94 H Amdt 755 Federal Land Appraisals
Amendment Adopted - House (281 - 148)
Yea
7/13/94 HR 4649 District of Columbia FY95 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (213 - 210)
Nay
7/12/94 H Amdt 725 East Mojave National Preserve Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (239 - 183)
Yea
6/29/94 H Amdt 718 Space Station Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (155 - 278)
Nay
6/29/94 HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education
Bill Passed - House (339 - 89)
Yea
6/29/94 HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development
Bill Passed - House (344 - 84)
Yea
6/29/94 HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (330 - 91)
Yea

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