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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February 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) remembered his friend and mentor Judge Russell B. Sugarmon this evening and made the following statement:

February 18, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) remembered his friend and mentor Judge Russell B. Sugarmon this evening and made the following statement:

February 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, today condemned President Trump’s declaration of a state of emergency on the U.S.-Mexican border and made the following statement:

February 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) tonight voted for, and the House passed, a spending package that will likely avert another government shutdown. The package, which includes $1.375 billion for barriers and bollard fencing but none for the President’s requested border wall, will fund the departments and agencies covered by the Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science, Financial Services, Homeland Security, Interior-Environment, State-Foreign Operations, and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development appropriations bills through September 30.

February 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) received a 100 percent score from the NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, the organization behind Nuns on the Bus led by Sister Simone Campbell. The score was based on seven House votes, including House passage in December of the First Step Act, which was signed into law.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“I am proud to receive a 100 percent score from the NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice and for its recognizing my voting record on issues of social justice.

February 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) was notified of the layoffs at XPO Logistics and made the following statement:

“I am very disappointed that XPO Logistics will lay off more than 400 employees. I have previously met with employees and with the senior management of the company regarding labor issues.  I have another meeting with company officials scheduled in two weeks when I look forward to addressing these issues further. This new layoff development is disturbing and I hope the employees affected will be treated fairly and ultimately find new jobs.”

February 13, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, voted today to move the Bipartisan Background Checks Act to the floor for consideration by the full House.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

 

February 12, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced Tuesday a $398,778 grant from the National Institute on Aging to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to continue to study the equity and economic effects of Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services.  Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

February 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) noted the passing of former Vanderbilt University Vice Chancellor and Athletics Director David Williams II on Friday and made the following statement:

“David Williams did a great job as a Vice Chancellor and as Vanderbilt’s Athletics Director and his professionalism reflected well on the school. As an alumnus, I was sorry when he retired just last month and am even more so at his passing.”

February 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) noted the passing of 13-term North Carolina Congressman Walter B. Jones Jr. on Sunday, and made the following statement:

“Representative Walter Jones was a man of principle, determination and morality. He marched to the beat of a drum less followed. Fair winds and following seas, my friend. I extend my deepest sympathies to his wife Joe Anne and daughter Ashley, his extended family and his many friends.”