U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper was sworn in today to represent Tennessee's 5th district in the 112th Congress. Cooper released the following statement upon taking the oath of office:
"There is no time to celebrate. Too many Americans are out of work, and we need to grow our economy. While America is fighting two wars, and our deficit problems continue to grow, there is no shortage of work for this Congress. I am proud to represent Middle Tennessee, and its common-sense values, as we work to solve these problems."