or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Public Statements

Cooper Comments On Fiscal Commission's Draft Proposal

Statement

By:
Date:
Location: Nashville, TN

Congressman Jim Cooper (TN-05) commented on the proposed recommendations by the Co-Chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. Cooper was an early advocate for a fiscal commission and introduced the SAFE Commission Act (H.R. 1557) with Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) more than three years ago. The National Commission was modeled after the SAFE Commission Act.

"Is America ready for an adult conversation on the deficit? The public reaction to this proposal will be a good test. It is bitter medicine, but it could restore our fiscal health. There are other cures, but few politicians are willing to discuss them, because they don't taste any better. It's "put up or shut up" time. Congress should vote on this proposal and on any alternative measure that achieves the same deficit reduction. Every day we wait worsens our debt."


Source:
Back to top