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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September 21, 2020 Press Release

 

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced a grant of $374,456 to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for research on the genetics of Down Syndrome.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“This important work by St. Jude will help us better understand Down Syndrome. I’m pleased to announce this significant support that will keep researchers in their labs advancing scientific discovery.”

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September 18, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, today expressed profound sadness for her family and for the nation on the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He made the following statement:

September 18, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced a grant of $877,232 to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for antibiotic research.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“I’m pleased that St. Jude continues its important work with antibiotics during this ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It’s good to see our scientists and lab technicians hard at work on their important scientific pursuits.”

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September 17, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today voted for, and the House passed, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which would prohibit an employer from requiring a pregnant worker to accept an accommodation that she didn’t agree to and from retaliating against a worker for requesting or using a reasonable accommodation. Employers also could not deny employment opportunities based on the need for reasonable accommodations or require an employee to take paid or unpaid leave instead of providing a reasonable accommodation.

The vote was 329 to 73.

September 17, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, today commemorated Constitution Day. September 17 marks the 233rd anniversary of the formal signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787 and has been variously known as “Constitution Day,” “Citizenship Day” and, since 2004, as “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.”

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

September 16, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced the National Institutes of Health have awarded significant grants to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). St. Jude will receive $2,101,865 from the National Cancer Institute for work on telehealth-based exercises for childhood cancer survivors. UTHSC will receive $418,384 for clinical research into neurological disorders from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

September 15, 2020 Press Release

 

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will receive two grants totaling more than $790,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The first, for $581,359, from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, will underwrite research on renal insufficiency in infants. The second, for $210,000, from the National Institute on Aging, will support research on the biochemistry of aging.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

September 15, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen, a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, today spoke in favor of, and voted in the Committee to advance to the House floor, the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair, or CROWN Act. The measure would prohibit discrimination based on race-based hair styles by extending statutory protection in the workplace to hair texture and protective styles such as braids, twists and knots.

September 15, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today voted for, and the House passed, the Strength in Diversity Act, which would expand existing educational diversity initiatives.

The vote was 248 to 167.

After the vote, Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“Diversity in our schools strengthens our democracy and improves educational outcomes. This bill advances good ideas in public policy and expands initiatives that are already proven successes stories. I’m pleased to vote for this measure and hope to see it enacted into law.”

September 15, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen, a senior member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE, also known as the Helsinki Commission) led a letter to President Trump today asking that he keep Congress informed of the Administration’s ongoing investigation of what Germany has determined was the intentional poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny.

The letter was signed by Members James McGovern, Debbie Dingell, Ruben Gallego, Barbara Lee, Gregory Meeks, Jackie Speier and Alan Lowenthal.

The letter reads in part: