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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
April 10, 2013 In a Hole? Stop Digging.
March 15, 2013 Cooper Pushes to Preserve Stature of Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medals
March 5, 2013 House Passes Deficit Transparency Bill
March 4, 2013 Letter to Secretary Hagel - On the Ranking of the Distinguished Warfare Medal
Feb. 28, 2013 Cooper Supports Bipartisan VAWA Reauthorization
Feb. 15, 2013 Cooper Pushes to End Gerrymandering
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. 24, 2013 Cooper Statement on Lifting of Military Ban on Women in Combat
Jan. 23, 2013 No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013
Jan. 23, 2013 No Budget, No Pay Passes House
Jan. 17, 2013 Cooper: Treasury's Financial Report Paints Dire Picture
Jan. 16, 2013 Cooper Statement on President's Gun Proposals
Jan. 16, 2013 Cooper Statement on Sandy Disaster Aid Vote
Jan. 14, 2013 Rep. Cooper Joins the No Labels Congressional Problem-Solvers Group
Jan. 3, 2013 Cooper Comments on Start of 113th Congress
Jan. 1, 2013 Cooper Statement on Fiscal Cliff
Dec. 14, 2012 Cooper Statement on Newtown Tragedy
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
Sept. 17, 2012 Cooper First to Sign "No Lobbying" Pledge
Sept. 10, 2012 The Washington Post - It's Time to Get Serious About Science
Sept. 4, 2012 Video: Congressman Cooper at the Democratic National Convention
June 28, 2012 Cooper Statement on Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act Ruling
June 27, 2012 Cooper Statement on Holder Contempt Vote
June 22, 2012 MSNBC - "Daily Rundown" - Transcript
June 22, 2012 Congressman Gosar Cosponsors "No Budget, No Pay Act"
June 12, 2012 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman of the Committee on Energy &Commerce, Tom Harkin, Chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor &Pensions, and Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Michael B. Enzi, Ranking Member of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
June 11, 2012 Christian Science Monitor - The Fix Congress Now Caucus
May 22, 2012 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Iranian Nuclear Weapon Capability
May 16, 2012 Cooper Launches Bipartisan 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
May 8, 2012 Witnesses: Bills to Amend Lacey Act Would Correct Unintended Consequences of Law, Protect from Over-Criminalization
May 4, 2012 The Boston Globe - If Jim Cooper is Right, Fiscal Negotiations are in Danger. Big Danger
April 27, 2012 Rep. Cooper Statement on Student Loan Interest Rate Break
April 25, 2012 Rep. Jim Cooper, Broad Coalition Hatch "Golden Goose" Award
April 25, 2012 The Hill - Ending Federal Duplication Finds Immediate Savings
April 19, 2012 House, Senate Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Duplication
April 19, 2012 Udall Joins Senate, House Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Duplication
April 14, 2012 Hearing of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee - Accountability at Arlington National Cemetery
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 Cooper Statement on Simpson-Bowles Budget Vote
March 28, 2012 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2013
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