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

May 26, 2017 Event

If you have questions or problems with Social Security, Medicare, FHA, the VA or other federal agencies, I hope my staff can help. From 11:00am to 1:00pm on Friday, May 26, staff from my Memphis office will be on hand at the Gaston Community Center to answer your questions and provide assistance dealing with federal agencies.

April 21, 2017 Event

If you have questions or problems with Social Security, Medicare, FHA, the VA or other federal agencies, I hope my staff can help. From 11:00am to 2:00pm on Friday, April 21, staff from my Memphis office will be on hand at the Millington Public Library to answer your questions and provide assistance dealing with federal agencies.

March 24, 2017 Enewsletters

Dear Friend,

March 24, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today released the following statement after Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan pulled H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017, or “Trumpcare,” from the House floor for a vote:

March 24, 2017 Event

If you have questions or problems with Social Security, Medicare, FHA, the VA or other federal agencies, I hope my staff can help. From 11:00am to 2:00pm on Friday, March 24, staff from my Memphis office will be on hand at the Ed Rice Community Center to answer your questions and provide assistance dealing with federal agencies.

March 20, 2017 In The News

Last year, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump condescendingly said to African-Americans, “You live in your poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs ... What the hell do you have to lose?”

We now know the answer: A lot.

Changes at the Department of Justice (DOJ), alone, are alarming. Instead of serving its traditional role as guardian of civil rights, DOJ is in full retreat.  It has reversed course on voting rights, abandoning opposition to a Texas voter-ID law in which a federal court found 600,000 registered voters did not have IDs necessary to vote.

March 17, 2017 Enewsletters

Dear Friend,

March 16, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) reacted today to the proposed elimination of funding for Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget.

March 16, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today released the following statement on President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget:

March 13, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today released the following statement on the report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on the Republican’s American Health Care Act that shows 14 million more people would be uninsured by 2018, 24 million more people would be uninsured by 2026 and a $880 billion federal cut to Medicaid by 2026: