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Jim Cooper's Public Statements on Issue: Government Budget and Spending

Office: U.S. House (TN) - District 5, Democratic
Date Title
Issue Position: Fighting Runaway Government Spending
Issue Position: Earmark Reform
Issue Position: Demanding Open, Accountable Government for ALL Citizens
Sept. 17, 2014 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sept. 17, 2014 Cooper Opposes Syria Amendment
May 20, 2014 Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2015
May 6, 2014 Cooper Calls for Permanent No Budget, No Pay
March 12, 2014 Cooper Renews Call for Defense Flexibility
Dec. 12, 2013 Letter to Paul Ryan, Chairman, House of Representatives Budget Committee and Patty Murray, Chairman, Senate Budget Committee - Seeking Common Ground on Budget
Dec. 12, 2013 Cooper Votes for Budget Deal
Nov. 6, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House - Federal Defender Services Funding
Oct. 31, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Government Shutdown
Oct. 24, 2013 Cooper's INFORM Act Gains Momentum
Oct. 16, 2013 Cooper, Bipartisan Group Support Deal to Avert Default, End Government Shutdown
Oct. 9, 2013 Letter to The Honorable John Boehner, Speaker of the House, and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader - Pass Big, Bipartisan Budget Deal
Oct. 7, 2013 Letter to The Honorable John Boehner, Speaker of the House, and Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader - Support Clean CR
Oct. 4, 2013 Letter to Speaker John Boehner, House of Representatives - Clean Continuing Resolution
Oct. 3, 2013 Cooper Endorses Solution to End Shutdown
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Clean Increase in Debt Ceiling
Aug. 1, 2013 Cooper, Ryan Introduce Defense Flexibility Act
July 15, 2013 Cooper Joins Bill to Cut Congress' Pay during Sequestration
June 6, 2013 Cooper Offers Amendment to Protect Military, Allow Department of Defense to Have Flexibility
April 10, 2013 Lankford, Cooper Take Steps to Eliminate Federal Government Duplication
March 5, 2013 House Passes Deficit Transparency Bill
Feb. 6, 2013 Schrader, Bipartisan Group File Simpson-Bowles Amendment
Jan. 31, 2013 Rep. Lipinski Joins Blue Dog Coalition to Fight for Fiscal Discipline
Jan. 29, 2013 No Budget, No Pay Act Finally Finds Support in Congress
Jan. 23, 2013 No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013
Jan. 23, 2013 No Budget, No Pay Passes House
Jan. 1, 2013 Cooper Statement on Fiscal Cliff
Dec. 13, 2012 Cooper-Backed Bill to Cut Wasteful Spending Passes House
Dec. 11, 2012 Blue Dogs Announce New Leadership Team
Nov. 28, 2012 Cooper Meets with Bowles, Simpson, CEOs
Nov. 15, 2012 Cooper, New Democrat Coalition: We're Ready to Deal
Oct. 24, 2012 Fix Congress Now Caucus Calls on Leadership to Repair Budget Process
Sept. 20, 2012 MSNBC "The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd" - Transcript
June 22, 2012 Congressman Gosar Cosponsors "No Budget, No Pay Act"
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 Cooper Launches Bipartisan Fix Congress Now Caucus
May 16, 2012 The Washington Times - 2-Party Group Puts Pay on Line in Get Budget Passed in House
May 4, 2012 The Boston Globe - If Jim Cooper is Right, Fiscal Negotiations are in Danger. Big Danger
April 25, 2012 The Hill - Ending Federal Duplication Finds Immediate Savings
April 19, 2012 House, Senate Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Duplication
April 4, 2012 The New York Times - Budget Bill Defeat is Lesson in Difficulty of Compromise
March 30, 2012 The Tennessean - Grab Congress by its Purse Strings
March 28, 2012 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2013
March 28, 2012 Cooper Statement on Simpson-Bowles Budget Vote
March 27, 2012 Representatives Schrader, Cooper, LaTourette, Bass, Quigley, Reed Introduce Simpson-Bowles Budget
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