Cooper Signs On To Moderate Shutdown Solution. Its Chances? Well…

Jim Cooper is a member of the Blue Dog Democrats as well as the New Democrats. Credit: Jim Cooper via Flickr

Jim Cooper is a member of the Blue Dog Democrats as well as the New Democrats. Credit: Jim Cooper via Flickr

Nashville Democrat Jim Cooper is supporting a bi-partisan compromise to end the partial government shutdown and get 800,000 federal workers back on the job.

Broadly, it funds operations for six-months and repeals the medical device tax in President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

In a statement, Cooper says Congress needs to “stop partisan bickering.”

However, the proposal is a non-starter to leadership on both sides of the aisle.


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