Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Committees and Caucuses

Committees and Leadership Roles in the 116th Congress

During the 116th Congress, Congressman Cohen will serve in the following U.S. House of Representatives leadership roles and committees: 

  • Member, House Committee on the Judiciary - Congressman Cohen sits on the full House Committee on the Judiciary, which is charged with overseeing the administration of justice within the federal courts, administrative agencies and federal law enforcement entities. 
    • Chairman, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties - Additionally, Congressman Cohen serves as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee’s influential subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Justice, which has jurisdiction over constitutional amendments, constitutional rights, civil rights, ethics in government, medical malpractice and product liability, legal reform generally, and relevant oversight over those issues. 
  • Member, House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure - Congressman Cohen also serves on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, which has jurisdiction over all modes of transportation and aspects of our national infrastructure, such as clean water and waste water management, the transport of resources by pipeline, flood damage reduction, the management of federally owned real estate and public buildings, the development of economically depressed rural and urban areas, disaster preparedness and response, and hazardous materials transportation. 
  • Member, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - Congressman Cohen was pleased to join the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee at the beginning of the 116th Congress. This Committee has wide-ranging jurisdiction, including federal non-military laboratories, astronautical and environmental research and development, and more.  
  • Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) - The Helsinki Commission contributes to the formulation of U.S. policy on the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and takes part in its execution, including through Member and staff participation on U.S. Delegations to OSCE meetings and in certain OSCE bodies. As a Member, Congressman Cohen has regular contact with parliamentarians, government officials, NGOs, and private individuals from other OSCE participating States. The Commission consists of nine members from the United States Senate, nine members from the U.S. House of Representatives, and one member each from the Departments of State, Defense, and Commerce. 
  • House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee -  Congressman Cohen was elected by acclamation to the powerful Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. The Steering and Policy Committee sets the Democratic policy agenda and nominates Democratic Members for committee assignments. Congressman Cohen is the first Congressman from the Ninth District of Tennessee to serve on the committee since Harold Ford, Sr. served from 1988-1990 and the first Tennessean to serve on the committee since John Tanner served from 1996-2004.

Committees and Leadership Roles in the 115th Congress

During the 115th Congress, Congressman Cohen served in the following U.S. House of Representatives leadership roles and committees:

  • House Committee on Ethics - Congressman Cohen was appointed by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to serve on the House Ethics Committee. The Committee is the only standing committee of the House whose membership is evenly divided between each political party. The Committee includes five Democrats and five Republicans.

Committees and Leadership Roles in the 114th Congress

During the 114th Congress, Congressman Cohen served in the following additional U.S. House of Representatives leadership roles and committees:

  • House-Senate Highway Bill Conference Committee - Due to his seniority on the House Transportation Committee, Congressman Cohen served on the Conference Committee for the bipartisan, bicameral 10-year federal surface transportation reauthorization bill with select colleagues from the House of Representatives and Senate. 
  • House-Senate Opioids Conference Committee - Due to his seniority on the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Cohen served on the Conference Committee to address the opioid crisis with select colleagues from the House of Representatives and Senate.
  • Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee's Executive Overreach Task Force - Due to his seniority on the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Cohen was selected to serve as Ranking Member of the Executive Overreach Task Force. This task force conducted hearings and investigations relating to separation of powers and executive overreach issues and issued reports to the Committee detailing its findings and recommendations.

Congressional Caucuses

Congressional caucuses (sometimes called coalitions, task forces, working groups, or study groups) are groups formed Members of Congress who share common interests in order to provide a forum for specific issues or legislative goals. Caucuses are registered with the Committee on House Administration, but are otherwise informal. Congressman Cohen is a member of the following Congressional caucuses:

  • 21st Century Health Care Caucus 
  • Air Cargo Caucus
  • Americans Abroad Caucus
  • Bipartisan Bicameral Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
  • Bipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus
  • Bicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
  • Bipartisan Congressional Ukraine Caucus 
  • Bipartisan Pro Choice Caucus
  • Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism 
  • Bipartisan Taskforce to End Sexual Violence
  • Black Maternal Heath Caucus (Founding Member)
  • Class of 2006 Caucus
  • Coalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
  • Congenital Heart Caucus
  • Congressional African Partnership for Economic Growth Caucus
  • Congressional Algae Caucus
  • Congressional Animal Protection Caucus
  • Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
  • Congressional Arts Caucus
  • Congressional Azerbaijan Caucus (Co-Chair)
  • Congressional Baltic Caucus
  • Congressional Bike Caucus
  • Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus (Co-Chair)
  • Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus
  • Congressional Cannabis Caucus
  • Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys
  • Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls
  • Congressional Caucus on Brazil
  • Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth
  • Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
  • Congressional Caucus on Infant Health and Safety
  • Congressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention
  • Congressional Caucus on the Mississippi River
  • Congressional Caucus on Multicultural Media
  • Congressional Caucus on the Netherlands
  • Congressional Caucus on Poland
  • Congressional Caucus on Turkey
  • Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans (Co-Chair)
  • Congressional Caucus on Vietnam
  • Congressional Central America Caucus
  • Congressional Chemistry Caucus
  • Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
  • Congressional Children's Health Care Caucus
  • Congressional Civil Legal Services Caucus
  • Congressional Clean Water Caucus
  • Congressional Climate Change Caucus
  • Congressional Collegiate Sports Caucus
  • Congressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
  • Congressional Community College Caucus
  • Congressional COPD Caucus
  • Congressional Czech Caucus
  • Congressional Deadliest Cancer Caucus
  • Congressional Diabetes Caucus
  • Congressional Documentary Film and Book Caucus
  • Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus
  • Congressional EMS Caucus
  • Congressional Endangered Species Act Caucus
  • Congressional Entertainment Industries Caucus
  • Congressional European Union Caucus
  • Congressional French Caucus
  • Congressional Friends of Animals Caucus
  • Congressional Friends of Australia Caucus
  • Congressional Friends of Canada Caucus
  • Congressional Friends of Denmark Caucus
  • Congressional Friends of Liechtenstein Caucus
  • Congressional Friends of New Zealand Caucus
  • Congressional Friends of Norway
  • Congressional Friends of Spain Caucus
  • Congressional Friends of Wales Caucus
  • Congressional Full Employment Caucus
  • Congressional Gaming Caucus
  • Congressional Georgia Caucus
  • Congressional Green Schools Caucus
  • Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
  • Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
  • Congressional Human Rights Caucus & Anti-Semitism Task Force
  • Congressional Humanities Caucus
  • Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus
  • Congressional Iran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus (Co-Chair)
  • Congressional Kidney Caucus
  • Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
  • Congressional Lyme Disease Task Force
  • Congressional Medical Technology Caucus
  • Congressional Medicare for All Caucus
  • Congressional Mental Health Caucus
  • Congressional Military Veterans Caucus
  • Congressional Moldova Caucus
  • Congressional Mongolia Caucus
  • Congressional Morocco Caucus
  • Congressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
  • Congressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
  • Congressional Osteoperosis Caucus
  • Congressional PFAS Task Force
  • Congressional Portuguese Caucus
  • Congressional Pre-K Caucus
  • Congressional Progressive Caucus
  • Congressional Rare Disease Caucus
  • Congressional Russia Caucus
  • Congressional Singapore Caucus
  • Congressional Skin Cancer Caucus
  • Congressional Caucus on Smart Cities
  • Congressional Songwriters Caucus
  • Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Caucus
  • Congressional Steel Caucus
  • Congressional Stop DUI Caucus
  • Congressional Study Group on Europe
  • Congressional Sudan and South Sudan Caucus
  • Congressional Tourette Syndrome Caucus (Co-Chair)
  • Congressional Taskforce on Alzheimer's Disease
  • Congressional Taskforce on Childhood Obesity
  • Congressional Taskforce on Tobacco and Health
  • Congressional Trademark Caucus
  • Congressional TRIO Caucus
  • Congressional Urban Caucus
  • Congressional U.S.-Mexico Friendship Caucus
  • Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus
  • Congressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
  • Crohn's & Colitis Caucus
  • Empowering Young Men of Color Caucus
  • Expand Social Security Caucus
  • Free Syria Caucus
  • Friends of Iran Caucus
  • Friends of Scotland Caucus
  • Friends of Switzerland Caucus
  • Friends of Thailand Caucus
  • Historic Preservation Caucus
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus
  • House Baltic Caucus 
  • House Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus
  • House Cancer Caucus
  • House Democratic Caucus Livable Communities Task Force
  • House General Aviation Caucus
  • House Mississippi River Delta Caucus
  • House Nursing Caucus
  • House Professional Sports Caucus
  • House Small Brewers Caucus
  • House UK Caucus
  • Human Trafficking Caucus
  • International Conservation Caucus
  • Job Corps Congressional Caucus
  • Jobs NOW! Congressional Caucus
  • Latino-Jewish Congressional Caucus
  • Library of Congress Congressional Caucus
  • Lung Cancer Caucus
  • Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus
  • Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus
  • National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
  • National Heritage Area Caucus
  • Out of Afghanistan Caucus
  • Out of Iraq Caucus
  • Out of Poverty Caucus
  • Passenger Rail Caucus
  • Peace Corps Caucus
  • Pediatric Cancer Caucus
  • Planetary Science Caucus
  • Populist Caucus
  • Public Broadcasting Caucus
  • Recording Arts and Sciences Congressional Caucus
  • Safe Climate Caucus
  • Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition
  • State Medicaid Expansion Caucus
  • Tennessee Valley Authority Congressional Caucus
  • Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission
  • Tunisia Caucus
  • U.S.-Japan Congressional Caucus