Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Vote Ratings

Congressman Steve Cohen's Vote Ratings

Many private non-governmental advocacy organizations and interest groups rate members of Congress on how they vote on a series of issues which that organization has identified as important to the particular group and its members. Some ratings appear annually after each yearly session of Congress, while others appear biennially at the end of each Congress. Many of the organizations that do such ratings have a particular policy or political agenda. For the ratings that are provided below, a brief description of the organization is given and a link is also provided to the organization's own web site so that you can personally determine what the organization's views and policies are and whether they are consistent with your own views. Note: Some of the organizations below no longer compile legislative scorecards for members of Congress. 

• Agricultural Issues
• Animal Welfare
• The Arts
• Children and Family Issues
• Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
• Drug Policy
• Economy
• Education
• Environment
• Labor
• Liberal Organizations
• The Middle Class
• Military and Veterans
• Poverty Issues
• Senior Issues and Social Security
• Social Justice
Transportation 
• Women's Issues

Agriculture Issues

The National Farmers Union supports policies that support a strong foundation of farm and ranch families. 

  • 114th Congress - Congressman Cohen scored a 100% on the National Farmers Union scorecard for the 114th Congress
  • 110th Congress – Congressman Cohen scored a 100% on the National Farmers Union scorecard for the 110th Congress. 

Food Policy Action aims to highlight the importance of policies that promote healthy diets, reduce hunger at home, ensure healthy food is affordable and accessible, and examine the environmental impact of farming and food production.

  • 2016 - Congressman Cohen earned a perfect score on Food Policy Action's National Food Policy Scorecard for 2016
  • 2015 - Congressman Cohen earned a perfect score on Food Policy Action's National Food Policy Scorecard for 2015
  • 113th Congress – Congressman Cohen earned a perfect score on Food Policy Action's National Food Policy Scorecard for the 113th Congress.

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Animal Welfare

The Animal Welfare Institute seeks to alleviate the suffering inflicted on animals by people.

  • 113th Congress –Congressman Cohen received a 88% score from the Animal Welfare Institute. 
  • 112th Congress – Congressman Cohen received a 100% score from the Animal Welfare Institute. 
  • 111th Congress –Congressman Cohen received a 89% score from the Animal Welfare Institute. 
  • 110th Congress –Congressman Cohen received a 100% score from the Animal Welfare Institute. 

Defenders of Wildlife is an organization dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.

  • 115th Congress –Congressman Cohen received a 100% score from the Defenders of Wildlife for the 115th Congress.
  • 114th Congress –Congressman Cohen received a 100% score from the Defenders of Wildlife for the 114th Congress.
  • 113th Congress –Congressman Cohen received a 100% score from the Defenders of Wildlife for the 113th Congress.
  • 112th Congress –Congressman Cohen received a 100% score from the Defenders of Wildlife for the 112th Congress.
  • 111th Congress –Congressman Cohen received a 100% score from the Defenders of Wildlife for the 111th Congress.
  • 110th Congress –Congressman Cohen received a 100% score from the Defenders of Wildlife for the 110th Congress. 

The Humane Society Legislative Fund works to pass animal protection laws at the state and federal level.

  • 2018 - Congressman Cohen received a 100+% rating on their annual Legislative Scorecard
  • 2017 - Congressman Cohen received a 100+% rating on their annual Legislative Scorecard
  • 2016 - Congressman Cohen received a 100+% rating on their annual Legislative Scorecard 
  • 2015 - Congressman Cohen received a 100+% rating on their annual Legislative Scorecard 
  • 2014 - Congressman Cohen voted with the Humane Society of the US 100% of the time and received extra credit on the Humane Scorecard for his sponsorship of the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act, which would end an abusive practice used by some horse trainers. 
  • 2013 – Congressman Cohen voted with the Humane Society of the US 100% of the time and received extra credit on the Humane Scorecard for his sponsorship of the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act, which would end an abusive practice used by some horse trainers. 
  • 2012 –Congressman Cohen voted with the Humane Society of the US 100% of the time.
  • 2011 –Congressman Cohen voted with the Humane Society of the US 100% of the time.
  • 2010 –Congressman Cohen voted with the Humane Society of the US 100% of the time.
  • 2009 -Congressman Cohen voted with the Humane Society of the US 100% of the time.
  • 2008 -  Congressman Cohen voted with the Humane Society of the US 100% of the time.
  • 2007 – Congressman Cohen voted with the Humane Society of the US 100% of the time.
  • 2007 – Congressman Cohen was named a 2007 Humane Champion for 100% rating and his lead sponsorship on H.R. 3829, the Sportsmanship in Hunting Act, which would ban canned hunts (hunts in which animals are trapped with no chance of escape).

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The Arts

Americans for the Arts is an advocacy group which seeks to engage citizens in education and advocacy in support of the arts and arts education

  • 2016 - Congressman Cohen received a "Thumbs Up" from the Americans for the Arts Action Fund
  • 2014 - Congressman Cohen received a "Thumbs Up" from the Americans for the Arts Action Fund
  • 2012 – Congressman Cohen received an "A+" on the Americans for the Arts Action Fund Congressional Scorecard. 
  • 2008 – Congressman Cohen received an "A+" on the Americans for the Arts Action Fund Congressional Scorecard.  He was one of only 36 legislators to receive the highest score.

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Children and Family Issues

Children's Defense Fund (CDF) engages in systematic, long-range advocacy on behalf of the nation's children and teenagers and engages in research, public education, monitoring of federal agencies, litigation, legislative drafting and testimony.

  • 2011 - Congressman Cohen voted the Children's Defense Fund's preferred position 100% of the time.
  • 2010 - Congressman Cohen voted the Children's Defense Fund's preferred position 100% of the time.
  • 2009 - Congressman Cohen voted the Children's Defense Fund's preferred position 100% of the time.
  • 2008 - Congressman Cohen voted the Children's Defense Fund's preferred position 100% of the time.
  • 2007 – Congressman Cohen voted the Children's Defense Fund's preferred position 100% of the time and named Congressman Cohen one of the “Best Representatives for Children.

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Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is an organization dedicated to defending and preserving individual rights and liberties as guaranteed to all people in our country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

  • 111th Congress – Congressman Cohen received a 100% rating from the ACLU for the 111th Congress
  • 110th Congress – Congressman Cohen received a 100% rating from the ACLU for the 110th Congress

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization in the United States/

  • 115th Congress - Congressman Cohen scored a 100% on HRC's scorecard for the 115th Congress
  • 114th Congress - Congressman Cohen scored a 100% on HRC's scorecard for the 114th Congress.
  • 113th Congress - Congressman Cohen scored a 100% on HRC's scorecard for the 113th Congress.
  • 112th Congress – Congressman Cohen scored a 95% on HRC's scorecard for the 112th Congress.
  • 111th Congress – Congressman Cohen scored a 91% on HRC's scorecard for the 111th Congress.
  • 110th Congress – Congressman Cohen scored a 90% on HRC's scorecard for the 110th Congress. 

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a private organization that works to achieve equal rights through the democratic process and eliminate racial prejudice by removing racial discrimination. 

  • 2017 - Congressman Cohen received a 100% from the NAACP on their report card for the first session of the 115th Congress.
  • 2016 - Congressman Cohen received a 100% from the NAACP on their report card for the first session of the 114th Congress.
  • 2014 – Congressman Cohen received a 100% from the NAACP on their report card for the first session of the 113th Congress.
  • 2012 – Congressman Cohen received a 100% from the NAACP on their report card for both sessions of the 112th Congress.
  • 2010 – Congressman Cohen received a 100% from the NAACP on their report card for both sessions of the 111th Congress.
  • 2008 – Congressman Cohen received a 100% from the NAACP on their report card for the 110th Congress.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCHR) is the nation’s oldest, largest and most diverse civil and human rights coalition.

  • 2017- Congressman Cohen received a 95% rating from the LCCHR on their voting record for the Second Session of the 115th Congress.
  • 2016- Congressman Cohen received a 95% rating from the LCCHR on their voting record for the Second Session of the 114th Congress. 
  • 2015- Congressman Cohen received a 95% rating from the LCCHR on their voting record for the First Session of the 114th Congress. 
  • 2014 - Congressman Cohen received a 100% rating from the LCCHR on their voting Record for the Second Session of the 113th Congress.
  • 2013 - Congressman Cohen received a 100% rating from the LCCHR on their voting Record for the First Session of the 113th Congress.
  • 2012 - Congressman Cohen received a 100% rating from the LCCHR on their Voting Record for the 112th Congress.
  • 2011 - Congressman Cohen received a 100% rating from the LCCHR on their Voting Record for the First Session of the 112th Congress.
  • 2010 - Congressman Cohen received a 100% rating from the LCCHR on their Voting Record for the Second Session of the 111th Congress.
  • 2009 – Congressman Cohen received a 100% rating from the LCCHR on their Voting Record for the First Session of the 111th Congress.
  • 2008 – Congressman Cohen received a 96% rating from the LCCHR on their 110th Congress Voting Record.

The Wilburforce Inititive mobilizes and equips partners, including Christians, activists and people of other faiths, to promote global protections and reforms through Advocacy, Capacity building and Technical innovations (ACT)

  • 2016Received an A rating on the International Religious Freedom Congressional Scorecard for the 114th Congress from the Wilburforce Initiative.

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Drug Policy

Drug Policy Action works to pass new drug laws and policies grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.

  • 2016- Named 2016 Drug Policy Reform Champion and Received an A Rating from Drug Policy Action
  • 2014 - Recived an A+ rating from Drug Policy Action

NORML's mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable.

  • 114th Congress - Received A+ rating on NORML's 114th Congress Legislative Scorecard

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Economy

NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, seeks to close the gap between the rich and the poor and to eliminate policies that are based in racism, greed and violence.

  • 2018 - Congressman Cohen received a 100% on NETWORK's 2018 Voting Record.
  • 2017 - Congressman Cohen received a 100% on NETWORK's 2017 Voting Record.
  • 2016 - Congressman Cohen received a 100% on NETWORK's 2016 Voting Record.
  • 2013 – Congressman Cohen received a 100% on NETWORK's 2013 Voting Record.
  • 2009 – Congressman Cohen received a 100% on NETWORK's 2009 Voting Record.
  • 2008 – Congressman Cohen received a 100% on NETWORK's 2008 Voting Record.
  • 2007 – Congressman Cohen received a 100% on NETWORK's 2007 Voting Record.

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Education

National Education Association (NEA) is a professional organization of elementary and secondary teachers and employees and others interested in education. It promotes quality education, and it is an advocate for human, civil, and economic rights.

  • 2016- Congressman Cohen receive an "A" grade from the NEA on their annual Legisaltive Report Card
  • 2015- Congressman Cohen receive an "A" grade from the NEA on their annual Legisaltive Report Card
  • 2014 - Congressman Cohen receive an "A" grade from the NEA on their annual Legisaltive Report Card
  • 2013 – Congressman Cohen has received a "A" grade from the NEA during 2013.
  • 2012 – Congressman Cohen has received a "A" grade from the NEA during the 112th Congress.
  • 2010 – Congressman Cohen has received a "A" grade from the NEA during the 111th Congress.
  • 2008 – Congressman Cohen has received a "A" grade from the NEA during the first session of the 110th Congress.

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Environment

League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is an organization whose main purpose is to elect of pro-environment candidates to Congress and to educate voters on the voting records of their elected officials. The LCV ratings are used by many environmental groups.

  • 2018 – Congressman Cohen voted with the League of Conservation Voters preferred position 94% of the time on their 2017 National Environmental Scorecard.
  • 2017 – Congressman Cohen voted with the League of Conservation Voters preferred position 100% of the time on their 2017 National Environmental Scorecard.
  • 2016 – Congressman Cohen voted with the League of Conservation Voters preferred position 100% of the time on their 2016 National Environmental Scorecard.
  • 2015 – Congressman Cohen voted with the League of Conservation Voters preferred position 100% of the time on their 2015 National Environmental Scorecard.
  • 2014 – Congressman Cohen voted with the League of Conservation Voters preferred position 97% of the time on their 2014 National Environmental Scorecard.
  • 2013 – Congressman Cohen voted with the League of Conservation Voters preferred position 96% of the time on their 2013 National Environmental Scorecard.
  • 2012 – Congressman Cohen voted with the League of Conservation Voters preferred position 97% of the time on their 2012 National Environmental Scorecard.
  • 2011 – Congressman Cohen voted with the League of Conservation Voters preferred position 91% of the time on their 2011 National Environmental Scorecard.
  • 2011 – Congressman Cohen voted with the League of Conservation Voters preferred position 100% of the time on their Continuing Resolution Special Edition National Environmental Scorecard.
  • 2010 – Congressman Cohen voted with the League of Conservation Voters preferred position 90% of the time on their 2010 National Environmental Scorecard. 
  • 2009 – Congressman Cohen voted with the League of Conservation Voters preferred position 100% of the time on their 2009 National Environmental Scorecard.
  • 2008 – Congressman Cohen voted with the League of Conservation Voters preferred position 100% of the time on their 2008 National Environmental Scorecard.
  • 2007 – Congressman Cohen voted with the League of Conservation Voters preferred position 95% of the time on their 2007 National Environmental Scorecard.

Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund is affiliated with Defenders of Wildlife and provides the wildlife conservation community with a voice in the legislative and political process.

  • 115th Congress - Congressman Cohen scored a 96% score on the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund scorecard for the 115th Congress
  • 114th Congress - Congressman Cohen scored a 96% score on the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund scorecard for the 114th Congress
  • 113th Congress – Congressman Cohen scored a 100% score on the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund scorecard for the 113th Congress.
  • 112th Congress – Congressman Cohen scored 100% on the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund scorecard for the 112th Congress.
  • 111th Congress – Congressman Cohen scored 100% on the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund scorecard for the 111th Congress.
  • 110th Congress – Congressman Cohen scored 100% on the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund scorecard for the 110th Congress.

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) Action Fund strives to make global warming solutions a top priority for elected leaders across the South.

  • 2012 - Congressman Cohen received a 100% score on the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund's 2012 Congressional Scorecard.
  • 2011 - Congressman Cohen received a 100% score on the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund's 2011 Congressional Scorecard.
  • 2010 - Congressman Cohen received a 100% score on the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund's Congressional Scorecard for the 111th Congress, which covered 2009 and 2010.
  • 2008 - Congressman Cohen received a 100% score on the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund's 2008 Congressional Scorecard.
  • 2007 - Congressman Cohen received a 100% score on the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund's 2007 Congressional Scorecard.

Environment America combines independent research, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real results for the environment. Environment America supports policies that protect America's air, water and open space.

  • 2016 - Congressman Cohen received a 100% score from Environment America for 2016. 
  • 2015 - Congressman Cohen received a 100% score from Environment America for 2015. 
  • 2014 - Congressman Cohen received a 100% score from Environment America for 2014. 
  • 2013 – Congressman Cohen received a 100% score from Environment America for 2013. 
  • 2012 – Congressman Cohen received a 100% score from Environment America for 2012.
  • 2011 – Congressman Cohen received a 96% score from Environment America for 2011.
  • 2009 – Congressman Cohen received a 100% score from Environment America for 2009.
  • 2008 – Congressman Cohen received a 100% score from Environment America for 2008.
  • 2007 – Congressman Cohen received a 100% score from Environment America for 2007.

National Parks Action Fund grades members of Congress on specific votes they have taken during a Congress that were critical to national park protections.

  • 2016 - Congressman Cohen received a 100% from National Parks Action Fund for 2016

The Alaska Wilderness Act scorecard highlights legislation and other Congressional actions that have the most significant impact on wild Alaska

  • 114th Congress - Received a 100% rating from the Alaska Wilderness Action on their 114th Congress National Congressional Scorecard: Protecting Alaska’s Lands and Waters
  • 113th Congress - Received a 106% rating from the Alaska Wilderness Action on their 113th Congress National Congressional Scorecard: Protecting Alaska’s Lands and Waters

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Labor

The AFL-CIO is a federation of national unions, state federations, city central bodies and directly affiliated local unions. It is the largest and most important labor organization in the United States.

  • 2017 - Congressman Cohen voted the AFL-CIO preferred position 100% of the time in 2017.
  • 2016 - Congressman Cohen voted the AFL-CIO preferred position 100% of the time in 2016.
  • 2015 - Congressman Cohen voted the AFL-CIO preferred position 100% of the time in 2015.
  • 2013 – Congressman Cohen voted the AFL-CIO preferred position 95% of the time in 2013.
  • 2012 – Congressman Cohen voted the AFL-CIO preferred position 95% of the time in 2012.
  • 2011 – Congressman Cohen voted the AFL-CIO preferred position 100% of the time in 2011.
  • 2010 – Congressman Cohen voted the AFL-CIO preferred position 100% of the time in 2010.
  • 2009 – Congressman Cohen voted the AFL-CIO preferred position 95% of the time in 2009.
  • 2008 – Congressman Cohen voted the AFL-CIO preferred position 100% of the time in 2008. 
  • 2007 – Congressman Cohen voted the AFL-CIO preferred position 96% of the time in 2007.

AFSCME (American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees) is comprised of a diverse group of government employees who work for justice in the workplace.

  • 2017 - Congressman Cohen scored 100% on AFSCME's 2017 Congressional Scorecard.
  • 2016 - Congressman Cohen scored 100% on AFSCME's 2016 Congressional Scorecard.
  • 2015 - Congressman Cohen scored 100% on AFSCME's 2015 Congressional Scorecard.
  • 2014 - Congressman Cohen scored 100% on AFSCME's 2014 Congressional Scorecard.
  • 2013 - Congressman Cohen scored 100% on AFSCME's 2013 Congressional Scorecard.
  • 2012 - Congressman Cohen scored 100% on AFSCME's 201 Congressional Scorecard.
  • 2011 – Congressman Cohen scored 100% on AFSCME's 2011 Congressional Scorecard.
  • 2010 – Congressman Cohen scored 100% on AFSCME's 2010 Congressional Scorecard.
  • 2009 – Congressman Cohen scored 100% on AFSCME's 2009 Congressional Scorecard.
  • 2008 – Congressman Cohen scored 100% on AFSCME's 2008 Congressional Scorecard.
  • 2007 – Congressman Cohen scored 100% on AFSCME's 2007 Congressional Scorecard.

Federally Employed Women is an organization that works for the advancement of women in government.

  • 2017 - Congressman Cohen scored 90% on the Federally Employed Women's Vote Record for the 115th Congress.
  • 2015 - Congressman Cohen scored 90% on the Federally Employed Women's Vote Record for the 114th Congress.
  • 2013 – Congressman Cohen scored 100% on the Federally Employed Women's Vote Record for the First Session of the 113th Congress.
  • 2012 – Congressman Cohen scored 90% on the Federally Employed Women's Vote Record for the Second Session of the 112th Congress.
  • 2010 – Congressman Cohen scored 90% on the Federally Employed Women's Vote Record for the Second Session of the 111th Congress.
  • 2009 – Congressman Cohen scored 100% on the Federally Employed Women's Vote Record for the First Session of the 111th Congress.
  • 2008 – Congressman Cohen scored 80% on the Federally Employed Women's Vote Record for the 110th Congress.
  • 2007 – Congressman Cohen scored 90% on the Federally Employed Women's Vote Record for the First Session of the 110th Congress.

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers represents workers in industrial construction, repair and maintenance, manufacturing and related industries.

  • The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers uses the same scorecard as the AFL-CIO, one of its affiliated union. The Congressman's scores on the AFL-CIO's scorecard can be found here.

Utility Workers Union of America is one of the most successful and progressive unions in all of the labor movement.

  • The Utility Workers Union of America uses the same scorecard as the AFL-CIO, its affiliated union. The Congressman's scores on the AFL-CIO's scorecard can be found here.

Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union is dedicated to giving workers in the industries a voice and a vote in their workplace.

  • The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union uses the same scorecard as the AFL-CIO, its affiliated union. The Congressman's scores on the AFL-CIO's scorecard can be found here.

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Liberal Organizations

Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) is the oldest independent liberal lobbying organization whose founders include Eleanor Roosevelt, economist John Kenneth Galbraith, and former senator and vice president Hubert Humphrey.

  • 2017 - Congressman Cohen named a “House Hero” and received a 100% rating by the ADA on their 2017 Congressional Voting Record.
  • 2016 - Congressman Cohen named a “House Hero” and received a 100% rating by the ADA on their 2016 Congressional Voting Record.
  • 2015 - Congressman Cohen named a “House Hero” and received a 100% rating by the ADA on their 2015 Congressional Voting Record.
  • 2014 - Congressman Cohen named a “House Hero” and received a 100% rating by the ADA on their 2014 Congressional Voting Record.
  • 2013 - Congressman Cohen received a 95% rating by the ADA on their 2013 Congressional Voting Record.
  • 2012 – Congressman Cohen received a 95% rating by the ADA on their 2012 Congressional Voting Record.
  • 2011 – Congressman Cohen received a 95% rating by the ADA on their 2011 Congressional Voting Record.
  • 2010 – Congressman Cohen received a 100% rating by the ADA on their 2010 Congressional Voting Record and was recognized by the organization on June 10 for having a perfect voting record on economic and social justice issues throughout his time in Congress.
  • 2009 – Congressman Cohen named a “House Hero” and received a 100% rating by the ADA on their 2009 Congressional Voting Record.
  • 2008 – Congressman Cohen named a “House Hero” and received a 100% rating by the ADA on their 2008 Congressional Voting Record.
  • 2007 – Congressman Cohen named a “House Hero” and received a 100% rating by the ADA on their 2007 Congressional Voting Record.

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The Middle Class

The Drum Major Institute for Public Policy is a non-partisan, non-profit think tank. Its primary focus is on the economic issues of the middle-class.

  • 2009 – Congressman Cohen scored 96% on their 2009 Congressional Scorecard. 
  • 2008 – Congressman Cohen received a "B" on their 2008 Congressional Scorecard. 
  • 2007 – Congressman Cohen received an "A+" on their 2007 Congressional Scorecard.

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Military and Veterans

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a non-profit charity dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.

  • 2009 – Congressman Cohen scored 100% on DAV's Federal Vote Scorecard in 2009.
  • 2008 – Congressman Cohen scored 100% on DAV's Federal Vote Scorecard in 2008.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans

  • 2008 – Congressman Cohen named to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Action Fund "A TEAM."  He received an A+ on their 2008 Congressional Report Card. 

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Poverty Issues

The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law is a national law and policy center that takes action to end poverty through policy development, communications, and impact litigation.

  • 2013 – Congressman Cohen received an "A+" on the 2013 Shriver Center Poverty Scorecard.
  • 2012 – Congressman Cohen received an "A+" on the 2012 Shriver Center Poverty Scorecard.
  • 2010 – Congressman Cohen received an "A" on the 2010 Shriver Center Poverty Scorecard.
  • 2009 -- Congressman Cohen received an "A+" on the 2009 Shriver Center Poverty Scorecard.
  • 2007 – Congressman Cohen received an "A+" on the 2007 Shriver Center Poverty Scorecard. 

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Senior Issues and Social Security

The Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA) is a nationwide organization of more than 3 million members focusing on issues affecting seniors.

  • 2016 - Congressman Cohen scored 100% on the ARA's 2016 Voting Record.
  • 2015 - Congressman Cohen scored 100% on the ARA's 2015 Voting Record.
  • 2014 - Congressman Cohen scored 100% on the ARA's 2014 Voting Record.
  • 2013 - Congressman Cohen scored 100% on the ARA's 2013 Voting Record.
  • 2012 - Congressman Cohen scored 100% on the ARA's 2012 Voting Record.
  • 2011 - Congressman Cohen scored 100% on the ARA's 2011 Voting Record.
  • 2010 - Congressman Cohen scored 100% on the ARA's 2010 Voting Record.
  • 2009 - Congressman Cohen scored 100% on the ARA's 2009 Voting Record.
  • 2008 - Congressman Cohen scored 100% on the ARA's 2008 Voting Record.
  • 2007 - Congressman Cohen scored 100% on the ARA's 2007 Voting Record.

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Social Justice

Citizens for Global Solutions envisions a future in which nations work together to abolish war, protect our rights and freedoms, and solve the problems facing humanity that no nation can solve alone.

  • 2014 – Congressman Cohen received an A+ as well as extra credit on the Citizens for Global Solutions 2014 Congressional Report Card.
  • 2012 – Congressman Cohen received an A- on the Citizens for Global Solutions 2012 Congressional Report Card.

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Transportation

FlyersRights.org is the largest airline passenger non-profit organization, with over 60,000 members.

  • 2016 - Received the second highest score of any Congressman or Senator on their 114th Congress Legislative Scorecard 

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Women's Issues

American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a long established organization for university graduates which promotes education and equality for women and girls.

  • 2017 - Congressman Cohen received a perfect score on the AAUW's 115th Congress legislative scorecard. Congressman Cohen was the only member of the Tennessee Congressional Delegation to receive a 100% score.
  • 2016 - Congressman Cohen received a perfect score on the AAUW's 114th Congress legislative scorecard. Congressman Cohen was the only member of the Tennessee Congressional Delegation to receive a 100% score.
  • 2015 - Congressman Cohen received a perfect score on the AAUW's 114th Congress legislative scorecard. Congressman Cohen was the only member of the Tennessee Congressional Delegation to receive a 100% score.
  • 2012 – Congressman Cohen received a perfect score on the AAUW's 112th Congress legislative scorecard. Congressman Cohen was the only member of the Tennessee Congressional Delegation to receive a 100% score.
  • 2010 – Congressman Cohen received a perfect score on the AAUW's 111th Congress Equal Pay Supplemental legislative scorecard. 
  • 2010 – Congressman Cohen received a 91% score on the AAUW's 111th Congress legislative scorecard, the highest score awarded to any member of the Tennessee Congressional Delegation. 
  • 2008 – Congressman Cohen received a perfect score on the AAUW's 110th Congress legislative scorecard. Congressman Cohen was the only member of the Tennessee Congressional Delegation to receive a 100% score. 

Federally Employed Women (FEW) is an organization established to fight gender discrimination employment issues.

  • 2013 – Congressman Cohen scored 100% on the Federally Employed Women's Vote Record for the First Session of the 113th Congress.
  • 2012 – Congressman Cohen scored 90% on the Federally Employed Women's Vote Record for the Second Session of the 112th Congress.
  • 2010 – Congressman Cohen scored 90% on the Federally Employed Women's Vote Record for the Second Session of the 111th Congress.
  • 2009 – Congressman Cohen scored 100% on the Federally Employed Women's Vote Record for the First Session of the 111th Congress.
  • 2008 – Congressman Cohen scored 80% on the Federally Employed Women's Vote Record for the 110th Congress.
  • 2007 – Congressman Cohen scored 90% on the Federally Employed Women's Vote Record for the First Session of the 110th Congress.

National Abortion Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) is a private organization which supports action to keep abortion safe, legal and accessible to all women, and it promotes women's reproductive choices.

  • 2017 – Congressman Cohen voted the NARAL preferred position 100% of the time.
  • 2016 – Congressman Cohen voted the NARAL preferred position 100% of the time.
  • 2015 – Congressman Cohen voted the NARAL preferred position 100% of the time.
  • 2013 – Congressman Cohen voted the NARAL preferred position 100% of the time.
  • 2007 – Congressman Cohen voted the NARAL preferred position 100% of the time.

Planned Parenthood Action Fund works to advance access to sexual health care and defend reproductive rights.

  • 2014 – Congressman Cohen received a perfect score on Planned Parenthood's 2014 Congressional Scorecard. He was the only member of the Tennessee Congressional Delegation to receive a perfect score.
  • 2008 – Congressman Cohen received a perfect score on Planned Parenthood's 2008 Congressional Scorecard.