Jim Cooper believes the work of our government should be more transparent and open to ALL citizens, which is why he' s been a strong advocate for greater access to government records and information about how our tax dollars are being spent. He's pushed for public disclosure of all pork projects. He is one of the first members of Congress to post all of his District's budget requests on his congressional website. In addition, he's fighting for more honest reporting on the federal deficit and our federal debt. He has called for a return to stronger Congressional and executive branch oversight.