Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee
  • Big River Crossing Has Opened!

    On Saturday, October 22, the Big River Crossing pedestrian/bike path across the Harahan Bridge opened to the public. In 2012, I was proud to work with then-U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to secure nearly $15 million in federal funding through the TIGER grant program for this project. Big River Crossing connects Shelby Farms by bike through downtown Memphis and into Arkansas, utilizing the historic Harahan Bridge to provide a crossing of the Mississippi River. It is the country’s longest active rail, bicycle and pedestrian bridge across the Mississippi River.
  • Joining President Obama in Cuba

    I joined President Obama on an historic trip to Cuba. This was the first trip to Cuba by a United States President in 88 years. While there, I honored my friend and Cuban baseball legend Minnie Minoso by wearing my autographed Minnie Minoso hat and distributing hats to President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro. I also distributed pins and baseball cards, given to me by the Chicago White Sox, to various officials.
  • Congressman Cohen Featured on CBS Evening News

    I was featured on CBS Evening News for my bill, the SEAT Act (H.R. 4490), to require the FAA to establish a minimum seat size on commercial airlines as well as a minimum distance between rows of seats to protect the safety and health of airline passengers.
  • Congressmen Cohen and Clay Introduce the Police Training and Independent Review Act

    Congressman Lacy Clay, who represents Ferguson, Missouri, and I introduced the Police Training and Independent Review Act. The legislation would help encourage incidents of deadly force used by police to be investigated and, if need be, prosecuted, by an independent entity as well as provide improved training for police officers. Their bill has been endorsed by the NAACP and the Chicago Tribune.
  • Memphis Wins $30 Million Choice Neighborhood Grant

    After being selected as one of nine finalists in July, Memphis was awarded a $30 million Choice Neighborhood Grant from HUD to help revitalize Memphis. President Obama’s Choice Neighborhoods program aims to transform neighborhoods of poverty into viable mixed-income neighborhoods with access to economic opportunities through investing in well-functioning services, effective schools, public assets, public transportation and improved access to jobs.