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Key Votes

Jim Cooper's Voting Records

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
Chris Carter
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(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
Aug. 2, 2013 H Amdt 450 Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Amendment Adopted - House
(227 - 185)
Nay
Aug. 2, 2013 HR 2009 Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(232 - 185)
Nay
Aug. 2, 2013 HR 367 Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(232 - 183)
Nay
Aug. 1, 2013 HR 1582 Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(232 - 181)
Nay
Aug. 1, 2013 HR 2879 Stop Government Abuse Act Bill Passed - House
(239 - 176)
Nay
July 25, 2013 HR 2218 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(265 - 155)
Nay
July 24, 2013 H Amdt 413 Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the PATRIOT Act Amendment Rejected - House
(205 - 217)
Nay
July 24, 2013 HR 2397 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014 Bill Passed - House
(315 - 109)
Nay
July 23, 2013 H Amdt 375 Prohibits the Use of Funds to Appoint Chaplains Without an Endorsing Agency Amendment Adopted - House
(253 - 173)
Yea
July 17, 2013 HR 2667 Authority for Mandate Delay Act Bill Passed - House
(264 - 161)
Nay
July 17, 2013 HR 2668 Fairness for American Families Act Bill Passed - House
(251 - 174)
Nay
July 11, 2013 HR 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(216 - 208)
Nay
June 28, 2013 HR 2231 Offshore Energy and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House
(235 - 186)
Yea
June 20, 2013 H Amdt 227 Amends the Federal Sugar Program Amendment Rejected - House
(206 - 221)
Yea
June 20, 2013 H Amdt 231 Authorizes States to Require Federal Welfare Work Requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Amendment Adopted - House
(227 - 198)
Yea
June 20, 2013 HR 1947 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Bill Failed - House
(195 - 234)
Nay
June 19, 2013 H Amdt 176 Restores $20.5 Billion in Appropriations for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Amendment Rejected - House
(188 - 234)
Yea
June 18, 2013 HR 1797 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(228 - 196)
Nay
June 14, 2013 H Amdt 167 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees to Yemen Amendment Adopted - House
(236 - 188)
Nay
June 14, 2013 H Amdt 168 Establishes Framework for the Closing of the Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by December 1, 2014 Amendment Rejected - House
(174 - 249)
Yea
June 14, 2013 HR 1960 Authorizes Military Sexual Assault Victims to Decide who Determines Their Case Motion Rejected - House
(194 - 225)
Yea
June 14, 2013 HR 1960 Authorizes Military Sexual Assault Victims to Decide who Determines Their Case Bill Passed - House
(315 - 108)
Nay
June 6, 2013 H Amdt 136 Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order Amendment Adopted - House
(224 - 201)
Nay
June 6, 2013 HR 2217 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(245 - 182)
Nay
June 5, 2013 H Amdt 121 Delays National Flood Insurance Premiums Increases Amendment Adopted - House
(281 - 146)
Nay
June 4, 2013 H Amdt 84 Authorizes Funds for the Construction of United States Prison for Prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Amendment Rejected - House
(170 - 254)
Yea
May 23, 2013 HR 1911 Smarter Solutions for Students Act Bill Passed - House
(221 - 198)
Nay
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 67 Requires a Finding be Added Concerning Oil Sand Crudes Amendment Rejected - House
(146 - 269)
Yea
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 69 Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack Amendment Rejected - House
(176 - 239)
Nay
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 71 Repeals Requirement that Secretary of the Army Approve All Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Applications Amendment Rejected - House
(182 - 234)
Nay
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 72 Increases Time to File a Claim Under the Northern Route Approval Act from 60 Days to 1 Year Amendment Rejected - House
(182 - 234)
Nay
May 22, 2013 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
May 22, 2013 HR 3 Northern Route Approval Act Bill Passed - House
(241 - 175)
Yea
May 17, 2013 HR 1062 SEC Regulatory Accountability Act Bill Passed - House
(235 - 161)
Nay
May 16, 2013 HR 45 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 Bill Passed - House
(229 - 195)
Nay
May 9, 2013 HR 807 Full Faith and Credit Act Bill Passed - House
(221 - 207)
Nay
May 8, 2013 HR 1406 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(223 - 204)
Nay
April 18, 2013 HR 624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(288 - 127)
Yea
April 15, 2013 HR 249 Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2013 Bill Failed - House
(250 - 159)
Yea
April 12, 2013 HR 1120 Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act Bill Passed - House
(219 - 209)
Nay
March 21, 2013 H Con Res 25 Establishing the Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2014 and Setting Forth Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2015 Through 2023 Joint Resolution Passed - House
(221 - 207)
Nay
March 21, 2013 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(318 - 109)
Yea
March 15, 2013 HR 803 Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act (SKILLS Act) Bill Passed - House
(215 - 202)
Nay
March 13, 2013 HR 1105 Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act House Co-sponsor
March 13, 2013 HR 890 Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(246 - 181)
Nay
March 6, 2013 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 Bill Passed - House
(267 - 151)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2013 H Amdt 23 Reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act Amendment Rejected - House
(166 - 257)
Nay
Feb. 28, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(286 - 138)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2013 HR 273 Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees Bill Passed - House
(261 - 154)
Yea
Jan. 23, 2013 HR 325 No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(285 - 144)
Yea

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