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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
March 27, 2012 U.S. Reps. Steve LaTourette (OH-14) and Jim Cooper (TN-05) Introduce Simpson-Bowles Federal Budget Alternative
March 27, 2012 Representatives Schrader, Cooper, LaTourette, Bass, Quigley, Reed Introduce Simpson-Bowles Budget
March 27, 2012 Representatives Cooper, LaTourette Introduces Simpson-Bowles Budget
March 14, 2012 Fox News - Transcript
March 14, 2012 Representative Cooper Testifies About No Budget, No Pay Act
March 14, 2012 CNN - Transcript
March 8, 2012 Schrader, Blue Dogs Build on Bipartisan Efforts to Streamline Government
March 8, 2012 The Atlantic - Outdated LAws and Subsidies- How Did It Get So Bad?
March 6, 2012 Letter to Speaker Boehner, Leader Pelosi, Majority Leader Cantor, and Democratic Whip Hoyer
Feb. 29, 2012 Blue Dogs Endorse Cooper's No Budget, No Pay Act
Feb. 17, 2012 Cooper Statement on Payroll Tax Extension
Feb. 9, 2012 Cooper Statement on Passage of Stock Act
Feb. 7, 2012 Congressman Schrader Urges Congress to Pass Expedited Rescission
Jan. 6, 2012 Cooper Statement on Proposed Congressional Lines
Dec. 23, 2011 Cooper Says Financial Report Underscores Need for Action on Debt
Dec. 23, 2011 Cooper Statement on Payroll Tax Extension
Dec. 22, 2011 Michaud: No Budget, No Pay
Dec. 20, 2011 Cooper Statement on House's Failure to Pass Payroll Tax Cut Extension
Dec. 19, 2011 Congressmen Jim Cooper and Jeff Flake Introduce Earmark Elimination Act of 2011
Dec. 19, 2011 Congressmen Jeff Flake and Jim Cooper Introduce Earmark Elimination Act of 2011
Dec. 13, 2011 Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) Introduce "No Budget, No Pay"
Dec. 13, 2011 Introduction No Budget, No Pay Act
Dec. 7, 2011 Letter to President Obama
Dec. 6, 2011 Bipartisan Coalition of 111 Members Urge President Obama to Support Six-Year Transportation Package
Nov. 18, 2011 Coopers Votes for Balanced Budget Amendment
Nov. 17, 2011 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution
Nov. 15, 2011 Goodlatte and DeFazio Announce Strong Bipartisan Support for Balanced Budget Amendment
Nov. 3, 2011 Cooper Co-Sponsors Bill to Simplify Taxes for Songwriters, Publishers
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
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