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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: Announced, 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
Date Title
Nov. 2, 2011 Letter to Congressman Hensarling, Senator Murray, and Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
Nov. 1, 2011 CNN "American Morning" - Transcript
Nov. 1, 2011 Letter to Speaker Boehner
Oct. 19, 2011 Letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
Sept. 22, 2011 Hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform - How Obama's Green Energy Agenda is Killing Jobs - Oppositional Statement
Sept. 14, 2011 Letter to Members of Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction
Sept. 9, 2011 Cooper Responds to Obama's Jobs Speech
Sept. 9, 2011 CBS "Early Show - Transcript
Sept. 9, 2011 The Tennessean - State GOP Lawmakers Slam Obama's Jobs Plan
Sept. 6, 2011 New York Times - The Last Moderate
Aug. 13, 2011 WASHINGTON POST OP-ED - A NEW ARLINGTON CEMETERY
Aug. 9, 2011 Cooper Urdges Speaker to Bring Congress Back to Session
Aug. 1, 2011 Cooper Votes for Bipartisan Budget Control Act
July 29, 2011 Letter to Secretary Duncan
July 19, 2011 Cooper, Wolf Urge House Leadership to Support Gang of Six Bipartisan Debt Plan
July 13, 2011 Cooper, Myrick Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to End Duplicative Federal Programs
July 7, 2011 Cooper Statement on Defecit Talks
June 29, 2011 Cooper Supports U.S. Commitment to Palestinian-Israeli Negotiations
June 29, 2011 Fixing Congress
June 7, 2011 Letter to Colleagues
May 19, 2011 Congressman Dold Joins Bipartisan Effort to Add Up to $1 Trillion to our Economy Without Spending a Single Tax Dollar
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
April 30, 2011 Letter to President Obama Regarding State of Emergency
April 18, 2011 Letter to Democratic Leader Pelosi, Democratic Whip Hoyer, Assistant Democratic Leader Clyburn and Democratic Caucus Chair Larson
April 18, 2011 Cooper, Duncan Introduce CAP Act in House
April 18, 2011 Duncan Proposes Spending Cap
April 14, 2011 Cooper to Introduce Bipartisan Tax Receipt Bill
April 14, 2011 Quigley, Platts, Cooper, Schock Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Provide Americans a "Tax Receipt'
April 14, 2011 Cooper to Intoduce Bipartisan Tax Recipt Bill
April 14, 2011 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2012
April 8, 2011 Cooper on Possible Government Shutdown
March 31, 2011 Cooper, Ryan Introduce MedInfo Act
March 31, 2011 Cooper Statement on HASC Hearing on Libya
March 30, 2011 Letter to the Honorable John Boehner, Speaker, House of Representatives
March 15, 2011 Cooper Introduces the Simple Return Act
March 9, 2011 Cooper Discusses Financial Report at Congressional Hearing
Feb. 10, 2011 Cooper Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Cut Government Waste
Feb. 1, 2011 Cooper Invites Area Students to Share Their Hearts with Veterans This Valentine's Day
Jan. 31, 2011 Knoxville News-Sentinel - Editorial: Redistricting Transparency Would Benefit All
Jan. 19, 2011 Cooper to Vote Against Health Care Repeal
Jan. 8, 2011 Cooper Comments on Tragic Shooting Involving Congresswoman Giffords
Jan. 5, 2011 Cooper Marks Opening of 112th Congress
Jan. 4, 2011 Letter To John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives, United States of America
Dec. 1, 2010 Letter to the Honorable Collin Peterson, Chairman, U.S. House of Representatives; and Frank Lucas, Ranking Member, U.S. House of Representatives
Dec. 1, 2010 Cooper Comments On Fiscal Comission Report
Nov. 20, 2010 OP-Ed - Give a Foster Child Reason for Thanks
Nov. 18, 2010 The Boston Globe - Dark Days for a Deficit Fighter
Nov. 15, 2010 Cooper On Earmarks Ban
Nov. 10, 2010 Cooper Comments On Fiscal Commission's Draft Proposal
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