Representative Jim Cooper's Public Statements

Biographical

Full Name: Jim Cooper
Current Office: U.S. House - 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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Issue Position: Cutting Government Red Tape Issue Position: Fighting Runaway Government Spending Issue Position: Earmark Reform Issue Position: Protecting the Environment Issue Position: Demanding Open, Accountable Government for ALL Citizens Issue Position: Helping Grow Jobs and Supporting Small Business Issue Position: Supporting Our Troops and Veterans Issue Position: Eliminating Corporate Handouts 7/16/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Adoption Crisis in the DRC 7/09/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consult Congress on Iran Nuclear Negotiations 7/08/14 Key Part of Cooper NSA Bill Becomes Law 6/26/14 Cooper Cosponsors Two Bills Boosting Musicians' Pay 6/26/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - 163 Members of Congress Demand a Vote, Not Silence, to Prevent Gun Violence 6/17/14 Letter to Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health - Make Demographic Data Public for All Clinical Trials 6/17/14 Cooper Bill Ensures Equality in Medical Research 6/16/14 Cooper Lauds White House Move to Protect Federal Contractor Employees 6/12/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States- Create Blue Ribbon Commission to Investigate Care Delivery at Department of Veterans Affairs 6/02/14 Cooper's NSA Watchdog Bill Passes House 5/27/14 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - VA Audit Concerns 5/22/14 House Passes Bill to Bring Accountability to VA 5/20/14 House Passes Bill to Honor "Doolittle Raiders" 5/20/14 Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2015 5/08/14 Cooper Blasts "Zombie Earmark" 5/06/14 Cooper Calls for Permanent No Budget, No Pay 5/01/14 Cooper, Smith, Himes Introduce NSA Internal Watchdog Act 4/30/14 Cooper Blames Congress in Wake of China Report 4/30/14 A Look in the Mirror 4/18/14 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 4/09/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Immediate Vote on Unemployment Insurance Deal 4/09/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Approve Federal Disaster Relief for Shelby County 4/08/14 http://cooper.house.gov/equalpay 4/04/14 Letter to Harold Rogers, Nita Lowey, Jack Kingston, and Rosa DeLauro - Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health 3/31/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Voting Rights Act 3/27/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Improve the Voting Rights Amendment Act 3/26/14 Letter to Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - End Baseless Benghazi Claims and Focus on Reform 3/20/14 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Sudan and South Sudan Call for Action on South Sudan Violence 3/14/14 Letter to Doug Lamborn, Chairman of the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee - Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act 3/12/14 Cooper Renews Call for Defense Flexibility 3/06/14 Cooper Cosponsors Bill to Address Military Sexual Assaults 3/06/14 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Changes to Affordable Care Act Enrollment Process 3/06/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Don't Leave Jobless Veterans Behind 2/25/14 Cooper Reform Bill Passes House 2/12/14 Tennessee Members Demand FAA Action 2/12/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call for Diplomacy with Iran 1/30/14 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 1/28/14 Cooper Statement on State of the Union Address 1/16/14 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Support of TennCare Waiver Request 1/16/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives and Eric Cantor, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives - Emergency Unemployment Compensation 12/12/13 Cooper Votes for Budget Deal 12/12/13 Letter to Michael Huerta, Federal Aviation Administration - Urging FAA to Not Allow Cell Phone Calls in Flight