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Jim Cooper's Public Statements on Issue: Defense

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
General Nov. 4, 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
Date Title
Issue Position: Supporting Our Troops and Veterans
May 20, 2014 Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2015
March 26, 2014 Letter to Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - End Baseless Benghazi Claims and Focus on Reform
March 12, 2014 Cooper Renews Call for Defense Flexibility
Aug. 1, 2013 Cooper, Ryan Introduce Defense Flexibility Act
June 19, 2013 Cooper Statement on Nuclear Security Announcement
June 12, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
March 15, 2013 Cooper Pushes to Preserve Stature of Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medals
March 4, 2013 Letter to Secretary Hagel - On the Ranking of the Distinguished Warfare Medal
June 22, 2012 MSNBC - "Daily Rundown" - Transcript
Nov. 1, 2011 CNN "American Morning" - Transcript
May 11, 2011 Democrats Fight to Support National Guard and Reserve Equipment Needs, Slash Wasteful Spending
May 2, 2011 Statement on Death of Osama bin Laden
March 31, 2011 Cooper Statement on HASC Hearing on Libya
Sept. 30, 2010 Letter to Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense U.S. Department of Defense - Testify
July 18, 2010 Op-Ed: Questions About the Flood of 2010 Still Linger
July 23, 2009 Op-Ed: Obama Plan Offers Long-Term Success
June 7, 2009 Politico Op-Ed: Joint Purchasing Puts The Nation First
May 13, 2009 Hearing Of The House Armed Services Committee - Department Of Defense Budget Request For Fiscal Year 2010
May 22, 2008 Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009
May 22, 2008 Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009
Feb. 6, 2008 Hearing of the House Armed Services Committee - The Defense Department's Fiscal Year 2009 Budget
Jan. 9, 2008 U.S. Must Make Effort to Understand Conflict
Dec. 13, 2007 Hearing of the House Budget Committee - Congressional Budget Office's Long-Term Budget Outlook
Oct. 4, 2007 Hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - Assessing the State of Iraqi Corruption
Feb. 14, 2007 Cooper Says American Troops Deserve A Better Strategy In Iraq
Feb. 13, 2007 Iraq War Resolution
Feb. 8, 2007 Advanced Fuels Infrastructure Research And Development Act
Dec. 7, 2006 Iraq Study Group Report
June 15, 2006 Message from the Senate
June 14, 2006 Letter to Chairman Hunter
June 14, 2006 The Iraqi War Debate
June 13, 2006 Crossroads in Iraq
Feb. 15, 2006 Ford, Cooper, Davis, Gordon and Tanner urge House leaders to move legislation calling on Bush Administration to consult with Governors and Congress on
Dec. 18, 2005 Waiving Points of Order Against Conference Report on H.R. 2863, Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006
Dec. 16, 2005 Cardoza, Democrats Outline Principles for Success in Iraq
Dec. 9, 2005 Harman Urges Adoption of Anti-Torture Provision
Oct. 27, 2005 Disapproving the Recommendations of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission
March 15, 2005 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005
Oct. 6, 2004 National Public Radio - Talk of the Nation - Charles Duelfer's Report on Weapons of Mass Distruction in Iraq - Transcript
July 21, 2004 Hearing of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcom. of the House Armed Services Com. on Small Business Innovation and Technology - Transcript
May 21, 2004 Hearing of the House Armed Services Committee - Transcript
May 19, 2004 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005
May 19, 2004 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 4200, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005
March 31, 2004 Hearing of the Subcom. On Total Force of the House Committee on Armed Services on Reserve Component Transformation and Relieving Stress - Transcript
March 2, 2004 Honoring the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assaut) on its Return From Operation Iraqi Freedom
Feb. 25, 2004 Hearing of the House Armed Services Committee Budget Request for the Army
Feb. 11, 2004 True Cost of War to be Hidden Until After Elections
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: National Security
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Defense
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