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.
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Congressman Jim Cooper is one of two Tennessee voices in Washington with anything good to say about Obamacare.
Members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation have begun telegraphing how they may vote on US military intervention in Syria. Non-elected Middle Tennesseans weigh in as well.
House Republicans agreed today to suspend the nation’s debt ceiling after inserting the idea into a bill a Tennessee Democrat has been pushing for two years. But the No Budget No Pay Act was changed in the process.
Most of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation is either balking or staying silent in response to the gun control plan President Obama unveiled today.
Nashville’s Democratic congressman voted for a Republican to be Speaker of the House Thursday, though not Rep. John Boehner.
As Congressional Republicans grilled State Department officials Wednesday over the consulate attack in Libya, Democrats on the House Oversight Committee used a much softer touch, including Nashville’s Jim Cooper.
Rep. Jim Cooper received an award from the non-partisan Concord Coalition Thursday night for proposing the only budget plan to gain bi-partisan support in the current Congress.
A hint of bi-partisanship has emerged in one Tennessee congressional race – albeit unspoken. Rep. Diane Black’s latest campaign ad refers to legislation introduced by a neighboring Democrat.
Nashville Democratic Congressman Jim Cooper says support is growing for his ‘No Budget, No Pay’ Act. But the legislation still hasn’t caught the eye of the power brokers on Capitol Hill.
An environmental law that has Nashville-based Gibson Guitar mired in legal trouble was up for debate Tuesday in Washington. A House subcommittee heard arguments for and against the Lacey Act.
A surprised Jim Cooper was met by cheering activists Wednesday before he testified about reforming the congressional budget process. The Nashville Democrat was invited to a Senate committee to speak about his “No Budget, No Pay” bill.
While some prominent lawmakers in Washington are calling for the U.S. to help overthrow the Syrian regime through arms and airstrikes, Tennessee lawmakers say that’s currently a dangerous proposition.
Nashville Congressman Jim Cooper wants his district to go back to the way it once was and include all of Davidson County.
As the last of American troops pull out of Iraq this month, Rep. Jim Cooper warns not to expect the savings to produce a giant windfall for the Pentagon.
Nashville Democrat Jim Cooper has teamed up with a GOP senator and introduced legislation that would tie congressional pay to job performance.
Nashville Democrat Jim Cooper is trying to shield the Pentagon from looming budget cuts while telling the hometown health care industry to prepare for a new reality.
If the so-called congressional “super committee” fails to cut more than a trillion dollars from the deficit, Tennessee risks a downgrade of its bond rating. The panel remains gridlocked, but some members of the state’s congressional delegation are trying to pressure the group to reach a deal.
Environmentalists and some in the timber industry are accusing Nashville-area congressmen of trying to “gut” the Lacey Act. The century-old environmental law is at the heart of an ongoing federal investigation into Gibson Guitar.
Time is running out for the Congressional Supercommittee charged with trimming more than a trillion dollars from the nation’s budget. None from Tennessee’s delegation are on the panel, instead they’re watching from the sidelines as the Thanksgiving deadline looms.