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Cooper is urging local voters to head to the polls early with 14 days of themed voting events featuring community groups and celebrities.
Rep. Jim Cooper, a congressional sponsor of the child tax credit bill, said 48,300 Tennessee families have received payments since the program began.
Tennessee Tribune: Rep. Cooper Leads TN Delegation to Rename Nashville Post Office for Late State Senator Harper
Rep. Jim Cooper introduced a bill to rename the United States Post Office located at 2245 Rosa L Parks Blvd. in Nashville to honor the late State Senator Thelma Harper.
The bill seeks to allow two government-operated dams, Old Hickory Dam and Cordell Hull Dam, located upstream of Nashville, to be used for flood risk management as a cost-effective solution to decrease future flooding. The dams were previously not allowed to be used for flood control, even in emergencies, unless authorized by Congress.
Cooper has co-signed at least two letters to Treasury and the SBA encouraging more transparency. And he’s co-sponsored a bill that would require the SBA to disclose the same demographic data on PPP loans that it already does on its bread-and-butter 7(A) loans.
Tennessean: The Equity Alliance expands efforts at ‘critical juncture’ for racial equality in Tennessee
Among the Equity Alliance’s new members is Civic Engagement Intern Henry Hicks, a 2020 Harry S. Truman Scholar and former intern for U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper who previously worked as a field organizer for Sen. Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign.
“Just because your train is bigger than my car, that doesn’t mean you have a right to keep me from work,” Cooper said. “Both are important to keep the economy strong.”
“We’re seeing a second outbreak and part of this is due to the macho behavior of Republicans,” said Cooper. “The fatal problem is the time lag because by the time people get religion on this issue, it’s too late and the epidemic has restarted.”