Post Tagged with: "Jim Cooper"

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

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

by / on October 3, 2013

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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Amid Opposition, TN’s Outnumbered Democrats Say Give Obamacare Time

Amid Opposition, TN’s Outnumbered Democrats Say Give Obamacare Time

by / on October 1, 2013

Congressman Jim Cooper is one of two Tennessee voices in Washington with anything good to say about Obamacare.

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On Syria, Everyone Has An Opinion

On Syria, Everyone Has An Opinion

by / on September 5, 2013

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.

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Cooper’s No Budget No Pay Act Taken Up, Altered by GOP

Cooper’s No Budget No Pay Act Taken Up, Altered by GOP

by / on January 23, 2013

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.

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Congressmen Voice Support of Second Amendment After Obama Announcement

Congressmen Voice Support of Second Amendment After Obama Announcement

by / on January 16, 2013

Most of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation is either balking or staying silent in response to the gun control plan President Obama unveiled today.

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In Protest, Cooper Votes Powell for Speaker

by / on January 3, 2013

Nashville’s Democratic congressman voted for a Republican to be Speaker of the House Thursday, though not Rep. John Boehner.

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Consulate Attack Hearing: Cooper Says Even in Peacetime, Americans Die

Consulate Attack Hearing: Cooper Says Even in Peacetime, Americans Die

by / on October 10, 2012

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.

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Cooper Receives Non-Partisan Award for Budget ‘Courage’

by / on September 21, 2012

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.

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Black Campaign Borrows ‘No Pay’ Bill for Latest Ad

Black Campaign Borrows ‘No Pay’ Bill for Latest Ad

by / on July 20, 2012

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.

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Cooper, Black Join ‘Fix Congress Now’ Caucus

by / on May 17, 2012

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.

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Lacey Act Rewrite Finds Sympathy with Lawmakers

by / on May 8, 2012

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.

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Cooper Touts “No Budget, No Pay” Proposal To Senate Panel

by / on March 15, 2012

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.

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Cooper, Corker Hesitant On Arming Syrian Opposition

by / on March 12, 2012

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.

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Cooper Proposes Restoring South Nashville to Congressional District

by / on January 4, 2012

Nashville Congressman Jim Cooper wants his district to go back to the way it once was and include all of Davidson County.

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Cooper Doesn’t Buy Peace Dividends from Iraq Pullout

by / on December 16, 2011

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.

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To Break Budget Gridlock, Cooper Wants to Dock Congressional Pay

by / on December 13, 2011

Nashville Democrat Jim Cooper has teamed up with a GOP senator and introduced legislation that would tie congressional pay to job performance.

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Cooper Shields Defense, Not Health Care

by / on December 7, 2011

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.

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Tennessee Lawmakers Encourage Super Committee, Make Contingency Plans

by / on November 17, 2011

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.

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Environmentalists Call Guitars a “Convenient Cover-up” for Lacey Act Changes

by / on November 16, 2011

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.

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Tennessee Legislators Have Mix of Hope, Skepticism for Supercommittee

by / on November 7, 2011

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.

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