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Jim Cooper's Public Statements on Issue: Legislative Branch

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
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Date Title
Oct. 2, 2013 Cooper Will Donate Salary to Food Bank During Shutdown
July 18, 2013 Cooper Joins Bipartisan Group to Announce Major Reform Effort
July 15, 2013 Cooper Joins Bill to Cut Congress' Pay during Sequestration
May 9, 2013 Cooper's Call to Dock Member Pay Passes House Overwhelmingly
May 8, 2013 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 807, Full Faith and Credit Act
Feb. 15, 2013 Cooper Pushes to End Gerrymandering
Jan. 23, 2013 No Budget, No Pay Passes House
Jan. 14, 2013 Rep. Cooper Joins the No Labels Congressional Problem-Solvers Group
Jan. 3, 2013 Cooper Comments on Start of 113th Congress
Sept. 20, 2012 MSNBC "The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd" - Transcript
Sept. 17, 2012 Cooper First to Sign "No Lobbying" Pledge
June 22, 2012 MSNBC - "Daily Rundown" - Transcript
June 11, 2012 Christian Science Monitor - The Fix Congress Now Caucus
May 16, 2012 Schrader, Rigell, Ribble, Cooper Launch Bipartisan Fix Congress Now Caucus
May 16, 2012 The Washington Times - 2-Party Group Puts Pay on Line in Get Budget Passed in House
March 30, 2012 The Tennessean - Grab Congress by its Purse Strings
March 14, 2012 Fox News - Transcript
March 14, 2012 CNN - Transcript
March 14, 2012 Representative Cooper Testifies About No Budget, No Pay Act
Dec. 22, 2011 Michaud: No Budget, No Pay
Dec. 19, 2011 Congressmen Jeff Flake and Jim Cooper Introduce Earmark Elimination Act of 2011
Sept. 6, 2011 New York Times - The Last Moderate
June 29, 2011 Fixing Congress
April 8, 2011 Cooper on Possible Government Shutdown
March 30, 2011 Letter to the Honorable John Boehner, Speaker, House of Representatives
Jan. 4, 2011 Letter To John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives, United States of America
Sept. 28, 2006 Failures Of The Congress Under Republican Leadership
Nov. 18, 2004 Increasing the Public Debt Limit
July 13, 2004 House Republicans Refuse to Play by the Rules
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Budget
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