9th District

In the southwest corner of Tennessee, Memphis is located on the banks of the Mississippi river and borders both Arkansas and Mississippi. Memphis is steeped in its rich Delta past, but has transformed itself into a 21st Century city and America's distribution center.

The largest city in Tennessee, and among the largest metropolitan areas in the South, Memphis is a bustling hub for BBQ, entertainment and business. Memphis is home to Regional One Health, the regional trauma center for Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which conducts world-class cancer research and treatment, Methodists Hospital, and LeBonheaur Children's Hospital. Home to FedEx, AutoZone, International Paper, Service Master and several other Fortune 500 companies, Memphis is consistently ranked among the best places to conduct business. A center for higher education and research, the Ninth District boasts the University of Memphis, the University of Tennessee-Health Science Center, LeMoyne-Owen College, Rhodes College, Christian Brothers University and the Southern College of Optometry. Due to its central location in the United States and its many business interests, Memphis’ International Airport handles more cargo than any other airport in America and second in the world. Memphis is also home to the University of Memphis Tigers, Memphis Grizzlies, and Memphis Redbirds. Memphis is also home to the historic recoding studios Stax Records and Sun Studio and current recording studios Willie Mitchell's Royal Studios and Ardent Recording Studios. 

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July 3, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) made the following statement in recognition of the 4th of July:

July 2, 2020 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, today applauded the inclusion of his bill, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Careers Act, in the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  This AI Careers Act aims to improve AI education and AI workforce development.  The NDAA is set to come to the House Floor in the coming weeks.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

July 2, 2020 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today applauded the inclusion of H.R. 1400, the Horse Transportation Safety Act, in the Moving Forward Act, that passed the House today. Congressman Cohen has championed the measure since 2008. Congressman Cohen introduced H.R. 1400 last February with Representatives Dina Titus, Brian Fitzpatrick and Peter King. This bill has since amassed 128 other bipartisan cosponsors.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced major U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grants to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. UTHSC will receive $318,302 from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for research on blood diseases. St. Jude will receive $2,277,711 from the National Cancer Institute for work on cancer causes and prevention.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

July 1, 2020 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today voted for the Moving Forward Act, a sweeping, $1.5 trillion five-year bill that will create jobs while rebuilding America’s infrastructure including not only our roads, bridges, and transit systems, but also our schools, housing, broadband access, green energy, and water infrastructure.

July 1, 2020 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, today announced that the University of Memphis will receive an $850,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure for research on mobile health data management.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

June 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the Cordova-based Memphis Area Association of Governments (MAAG) will receive a $400,000 “recovery and resiliency” grant from the Department of Commerce to deal with complications of the coronavirus pandemic. The funding was authorized in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act that became law in late March.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

June 30, 2020 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that Memphis-area organizations will receive $1,738,964 in emergency preparedness funding from the Department of Homeland Security to protect its port and two Memphis Jewish institutions considered at risk of attack.

The grants announced today for the Port Security Grant Program include $1 million for the Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division; $37,500 for the Memphis Fire Department; $274,500 for the Memphis Police Department; and $227,464 for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

June 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will receive a $357,200 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for research into the genetics of stroke vulnerability.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

June 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the Science, Space and Technology Committee, today announced that LeMoyne-Owen College will receive a grant of $399,579 from the National Science Foundation for research entitled “Target Infusion Project: Overcoming the Mathematical Barrier.”

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: