Jim (Jim) Cooper (D-USH05)
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Capitol: 202.225.4311
FAX: 202.226.1035
District: 615.736.5295
Representative
Room 1536 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-4205

Residence: Nashville, TN
Elected: 2002    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Martha Hays (deceased)   DOB: 6/19/1954
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
FC MemberCongressional China Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Courthouse Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Musicians Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Savings and Ownership Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Wire and Wire Products Caucus
Co-ChairSpending Cuts and Deficit Reduction Working Group
Co-ChairFix Congress Now Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Skin Cancer Caucus
Co-ChairTire Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Waterways Caucus
FC MemberCenter Aisle Caucus [CAC]
FC MemberNational Archives Caucus
FC MemberAnti-Terrorism and Proliferation Financing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Civil Justice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biotechnology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch
FC MemberCongressional Fitness Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces
FC MemberCongressional Common Ground Caucus
FC MemberGerman-American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Spina Bifida Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Environment
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Intelligence Modernization and Readiness
FC MemberCongressional Toy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Korea Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Quality Care Coalition
FC Member21st Century Health Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Songwriters Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
FC MemberTennessee Valley Authority Congressional Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
MemberHouse Committee on Oversight and Reform
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Entertainment Industries Caucus
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Baby Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hockey Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Public Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberFriends of New Zealand Caucus
FC MemberSudan and South Sudan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional United Kingdom (UK) Caucus
FC MemberVision Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberBlue Dog Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Motorsports Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Energy Savings Performance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Youth Sports
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberHouse Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Independent Colleges Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mobility Air Forces Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberIndia Caucus
MemberHouse Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus (No Labels)
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Budget
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
Counties Representing
Cheatham / Davidson / Dickson

Bio

Congressman Jim Cooper was born and raised in Tennessee and lives in Nashville. His wife of nearly 36 years, Martha, passed away February 4, 2021. They have three children and one grandchild.

He represents Tennessee's 5th Congressional district, which consist of Nashville and Dickson and Cheatham counties. He is chairman of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee that oversees the nation's nuclear installations and satellites and a member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Committee on Budget, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. A lawyer by training, he also taught health policy at Vanderbilt University's business school for two decades and is a recognized budget expert.

A New York Times columnist called him "the House's conscience, a lonely voice for civility in this ugly era" and a "tart-tongued moderate" who "seeks bipartisanship on fiscal matters and other issues in a polarized political climate." USA Today named him one of the "Brave 38" of a "tiny band of heroes" in Congress for his work on a bipartisan budget plan.

He is a strong advocate of voting rights. In recent years, he has worked to increase voter registration in Tennessee, a state that's consistently ranked last in voter participation.