Representative Jim Cooper's Voting Records

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
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
Chris Carter

(Running)

Republican

Paul Deakin

(Running)

Independent

Ronnie Holden

(Running)

Republican

Bob Ries

(Running)

Republican

Big John Smith IV

(Running)

Republican

Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
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
6/28/94 HR 4603 Appropriations Bill FY95, Commerce, Justice, State
Bill Passed - House (286 - 112)
Yea
6/23/94 HR 4602 Interior Department FY95 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (338 - 85)
Yea
6/17/94 HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (278 - 127)
Yea
6/16/94 H Amdt 645 Interstate Commerce Commission Funding
Amendment Adopted - House (234 - 192)
Yea
6/16/94 HR 4556 Transportation FY95 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (363 - 59)
Yea
6/15/94 HR 4539 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill FY95
Bill Passed - House (276 - 139)
Did Not Vote
6/14/94 HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development
Bill Passed - House (393 - 29)
Yea
6/09/94 H Amdt 574 U.S. Policy on Haiti Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (195 - 226)
Yea
6/09/94 H Amdt 611 Lifting Arms Embargo on Bosnia Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (244 - 178)
Nay
5/26/94 HR 4454 Legislative Branch FY95 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (210 - 205)
Nay
5/25/94 HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (337 - 87)
Yea
5/24/94 H Amdt 575 U.S. Policy on Haiti Substitute Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 236)
Nay
5/24/94 HR 4453 Military Construction FY95 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (380 - 42)
Yea
5/23/94 H Amdt 570 Ending Requirement for Selective Service Registration
Amendment Rejected - House (125 - 273)
Nay
5/05/94 H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - House (220 - 183)
Nay
5/05/94 HR 4296 Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons
Bill Passed - House (216 - 214)
Nay
5/05/94 S 636 Abortion Clinic Access bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (241 - 174)
Yea
4/21/94 HR 4092 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994
Bill Passed - House (285 - 141)
Yea
4/14/94 H Amdt 503 Death Penalty Removal Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (111 - 314)
Nay
3/24/94 H Amdt 491 Homosexuality Education Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (224 - 194)
Nay
3/24/94 H Amdt 497 Funding and Programs Substitute Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (173 - 245)
Nay
3/23/94 HR 1804 Goals 2000: Educate America Act
Conference Report Adopted - House (306 - 121)
Yea
3/22/94 H Amdt 488 Optional Abstinence Emphasis Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (262 - 166)
Nay
3/17/94 H J Res 103 Balanced Budget Amendment
Joint Resolution Failed - House (271 - 153)
Yea
3/11/94 H Amdt 466 Budget Resolution Substitute Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (165 - 243)
Yea
3/11/94 H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution
Resolution Passed - House (223 - 175)
Yea
3/09/94 H Amdt 462 Tobacco Education Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (353 - 70)
Yea
2/11/94 HR 3759 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994
Conference Report Adopted - House (245 - 65)
Did Not Vote
2/10/94 H Amdt 436 Bryant Amendment to Independent Counsel Reauthorization Act of 1993
Amendment Adopted - House (230 - 188)
Nay
2/03/94 H Amdt 427 Fiscal 1994 Disaster Relief Funding
Amendment Rejected - House (207 - 211)
Yea
2/03/94 HR 3759 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994
Bill Passed - House (337 - 74)
Yea
11/23/93 HR 1025 Brady Handgun Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (238 - 187)
Yea

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