Rep. Jim Cooper
Democrat • 5th District, Tennessee • 12th Term • Sworn In 1983
- 7 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 337 of 437) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 104 of 437)
- 171 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 349 of 438) 8 Made Into Law (Ranks 345 of 438)
Cooper was born July 19, 1954 in Shelbyville, Tennessee. He is the son of former governor of Tennessee Prentice Cooper. He graduated from the University of North Carolina, University of Oxford and the Harvard University Law School.
In 1982, he won the Democratic primary for the new 4th Congressional District, which had been created when Tennessee gained a district after the 1980 census. Read More...
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.R.4879 - Research for All Act of 2014Referred to the Subcommittee Jun 20, 2014 0 Views
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for expedited review of drugs and biological products to provide safer or more ef...
H.R.4533 - NSA Internal Watchdog ActReferred to the Subcommittee Jul 21, 2014 3 Views
To amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 to provide for the Inspector General of the National Security Agency to be appointed by the Preside...
H.R.3594 - Congressional Death Benefit Elimination Act of 2013Referred to the House Committee Nov 21, 2013 1 Views
To prohibit the payment of death gratuities to the surviving heirs of deceased Members of Congress.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.Res.778Referred to the House Committee Dec 10, 2014 5 Views
Supporting the designation of a week as National Federal Nurse Recognition Week.
H.R.5741 - Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2014Referred to the Subcommittee Dec 11, 2014 16 Views
To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require a voter-verified permanent paper ballot under title III of such Act, and for other purpo...
H.R.5622 - Fire Sprinkler Incentive ActReferred to the House Committee Sep 18, 2014 9 Views
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include automated fire sprinkler system retrofits as section 179 property and classify certain a...
Recent Voting History
H.R. 5699: John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 5699 John Muir National Historic Site Expansion ActAye (with party)December 11, 2014
H.R. 83: To require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to affordable, reliable energy, including increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources, and for other purposes.
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment: H R 83 An Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to energyNay (with party)December 11, 2014
H.R. 5806: Supporting America's Charities Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 5806 Supporting America’s Charities ActNay (with party)December 11, 2014