Rep. Jim Cooper announces approval for new Nashville courthouse

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper announced Wednesday a new Nashville courthouse has been approved.

Approval by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure was the final step in the legislative process

In a release, Cooper stated that Nashville has needed a new courthouse for more than 20 years.

“I thank the committee chairman for recognizing this urgency. With the funding hurdle out of the way, the long-awaited building process can finally begin,” he said.

The new courthouse will provide needed security and more space.

It is unclear when work will begin on the project.

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