Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

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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More on 9th District

June 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded grants totaling more than 12.5 million dollars to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and the Shelby County Board of Education’s Head Start Program. 

June 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that Children’s Bureau, Inc., of Memphis has been awarded a $1,122,265 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support Early Head Start (EHS) projects.

“Today’s funding from HHS is an investment in our nation’s children and in our future,” said Congressman Cohen. “This federal funding will help children from low-income families throughout Memphis and Shelby County to be better prepared to learn and excel when they enter school. Head Start is a valuable program that I’m proud to support.”

June 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) said today that a weekend gathering of white nationalists at Montgomery Bell State Park, and a speech by former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, will send the wrong, hateful message from the Volunteer State. He made the following statement:

June 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) expressed sadness at yet another child killed in gun violence – this time, 12-year-old Tytkeanna James on Tuesday – and urged all gun owners to be more attentive to the safe storage and handling of firearms and to consider using gun-trigger locks available at all Memphis Police Department precincts. He made the following statement:

June 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded two grants for projects implemented by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital totaling over $1.26 million.

June 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Two environmentally friendly amendments offered by Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) passed the House this morning as part of a federal spending package covering annual Energy & Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations. One prohibits the House of Representatives from purchasing plastic drinking straws for its cafeterias and food service areas. The other provides an additional $2 million to the Department of Energy’s SuperTruck II Program.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

June 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) offered an amendment to a House spending bill to prohibit the House of Representatives from purchasing plastic drinking straws for its cafeterias and food service areas. The amendment passed late this evening by a voice vote.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“Congress should lead the effort to limit the introduction of plastic drinking straws, which not only harm our environment but are particularly dangerous for fish and marine mammals, into the public waste system.”
 

June 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, expressed disappointment at the House Majority’s decisions to prevent his amendments that would have prohibited certain federal spending at businesses owned by President Trump from receiving a floor vote. He released the following statement:

June 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the Memphis Health Center has been awarded a grant of $4,499,085 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The funding comes through the Health Resource and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Health Center Cluster grant program.

June 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) attended the memorial service marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Senator Robert Francis Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery today and released the following statement: