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Jim Cooper's Public Statements

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
Issue Position: Demanding Open, Accountable Government for ALL Citizens
Issue Position: Fighting Runaway Government Spending
Issue Position: Earmark Reform
Issue Position: Cutting Government Red Tape
Issue Position: Eliminating Corporate Handouts
Issue Position: Helping Grow Jobs and Supporting Small Business
Issue Position: Protecting the Environment
Issue Position: Supporting Our Troops and Veterans
June 26, 2014 Cooper Cosponsors Two Bills Boosting Musicians' Pay
June 26, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - 163 Members of Congress Demand a Vote, Not Silence, to Prevent Gun Violence
June 17, 2014 Letter to Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health - Make Demographic Data Public for All Clinical Trials
June 17, 2014 Cooper Bill Ensures Equality in Medical Research
June 16, 2014 Cooper Lauds White House Move to Protect Federal Contractor Employees
June 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States- Create Blue Ribbon Commission to Investigate Care Delivery at Department of Veterans Affairs
June 2, 2014 Cooper's NSA Watchdog Bill Passes House
May 27, 2014 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - VA Audit Concerns
May 22, 2014 House Passes Bill to Bring Accountability to VA
May 20, 2014 House Passes Bill to Honor "Doolittle Raiders"
May 20, 2014 Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2015
May 8, 2014 Cooper Blasts "Zombie Earmark"
May 6, 2014 Cooper Calls for Permanent No Budget, No Pay
May 1, 2014 Cooper, Smith, Himes Introduce NSA Internal Watchdog Act
April 30, 2014 Cooper Blames Congress in Wake of China Report
April 30, 2014 A Look in the Mirror
April 18, 2014 Letter to Joseph Kabila Kabange, President, and Augustin Matata Ponyo, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo - End Delays in US Adoptions from Democratic Republic of Congo
April 9, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Immediate Vote on Unemployment Insurance Deal
April 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Approve Federal Disaster Relief for Shelby County
April 8, 2014 http://cooper.house.gov/equalpay
April 4, 2014 Letter to Harold Rogers, Nita Lowey, Jack Kingston, and Rosa DeLauro - Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health
March 31, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Voting Rights Act
March 27, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Improve the Voting Rights Amendment Act
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 20, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Sudan and South Sudan Call for Action on South Sudan Violence
March 14, 2014 Letter to Doug Lamborn, Chairman of the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee - Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act
March 12, 2014 Cooper Renews Call for Defense Flexibility
March 6, 2014 Cooper Cosponsors Bill to Address Military Sexual Assaults
March 6, 2014 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Changes to Affordable Care Act Enrollment Process
March 6, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Don't Leave Jobless Veterans Behind
Feb. 25, 2014 Cooper Reform Bill Passes House
Feb. 12, 2014 Tennessee Members Demand FAA Action
Feb. 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call for Diplomacy with Iran
Jan. 30, 2014 Letter to Dave Camp, Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, and Sander Levin, Ranking Member of the Committee on Ways and Means - State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Extension
Jan. 28, 2014 Cooper Statement on State of the Union Address
Jan. 16, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Support of TennCare Waiver Request
Jan. 16, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives and Eric Cantor, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives - Emergency Unemployment Compensation
Dec. 12, 2013 Cooper Votes for Budget Deal
Dec. 12, 2013 Letter to Michael Huerta, Federal Aviation Administration - Urging FAA to Not Allow Cell Phone Calls in Flight
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. 11, 2013 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairmans of the Federal Communications Commission - DeFazio Sponsors Bill to Ban Cell Phone Conversations on Planes
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Republicans Must Not Adjourn for Year without Extending Federal Unemployment Insurance
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