Rep. Jim Cooper
Democrat • 5th District, Tennessee • 12th Term • Sworn In 1983
- 4 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 326 of 433) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 34 of 433)
- 104 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 334 of 436) 3 Made Into Law (Ranks 247 of 436)
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.3594 - Congressional Death Benefit Elimination Act of 2013Referred to the House Committee Nov 21, 2013 10 Views
To prohibit the payment of death gratuities to the surviving heirs of deceased Members of Congress.
H.R.2883 - Defense Flexibility ActReferred to the House Committee Jul 31, 2013 4 Views
To provide, for purposes of mitigating the effects of a sequestration, the Secretary of Defense transfer authority with respect to amounts mad...
H.R.1884 - Stop Pay for Members ActReferred to the House Committee May 08, 2013 9 Views
To provide that Members of Congress shall be paid last whenever the Treasury is unable to satisfy the obligations of the United States Governm...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.3555 - Improper Payments Agency Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2013Referred to House Ways and Means Nov 20, 2013 14 Views
To amend the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012, including making changes to the Do Not Pay initiative, for im...
H.Res.409Referred to the House Committee Nov 13, 2013 8 Views
Expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and the chil...
H.R.3323 - Children in Families First Act of 2013Referred to the Committee Oct 23, 2013 6 Views
To realign structures and reallocate resources in the Federal Government, in keeping with the core American belief that families are the best ...
Recent Voting History
H.R. 1204: Aviation Security Stakeholder Participation Act of 2013
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 1204 To amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to establish an Aviation Security Advisory Committee, andAye (with party)December 03, 2013
H.R. 2719: Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 2719 To require the Transportation Security Administration to implement best practices and improve transparency with regard to technology acquisition programs, and for other purposesAye (with party)December 03, 2013
H.R. 255: To amend certain definitions contained in the Provo River Project Transfer Act for purposes of clarifying certain property descriptions, and for other purposes.
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 255 To amend certain definitions contained in the Provo River Project Transfer Act for purposes of clarifying certain property descriptions, and for other purposesAye (with party)December 03, 2013