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

January 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that three artistic projects in Memphis will be receiving a total of $35,000 in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). 

January 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) co-sponsored the highest number of bills that became law in 2019, according to GovPredict, a legislative analysis software company. Congressman Cohen also had a bill he sponsored – H.R. 3304, the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act – signed into law last year.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

January 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today questioned expert witnesses at a hearing on “An Update on the Climate Crisis: From Science to Solution” before the Committee on Science, Space and Technology. Congressman Cohen asked about the health consequences of extreme heat and air pollution, the impact of climate change in terms of the extinction of rare species and the impact of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. 

Toward the end of his questioning, Congressman Cohen, an advocate of banning single-use plastic bottles and eating utensils, said: 

January 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, today praised Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her choice of seven managers for the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump. 

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

January 14, 2020 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that 27 local Memphis homelessness assistance programs will be receiving a total of $6.6 million in “continuum of care” grants to serve individuals and families experiencing homelessness from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Last year, there was a 2.7 percent increase in homelessness nationally, with 567,715 people counted as homeless on a single night. 

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

January 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTONCongressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Memphis will receive a $3,439,035 grant from the National Science Foundation for research advancing the science of learning data science with adaptive learning for future workforce development.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

January 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Friday, congratulated Whitehaven High School math teacher Nathan Kirsch for being awarded the prestigious Milken Educator Award, what some call “the Oscar for teaching.” This award is only given to 40 early- and mid-career teachers across the country.

 

January 6, 2020 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the Mid-South Minority Council TADP Inc., an agency providing services to minority business enterprises, will receive a U.S. Department of Commerce grant of $285,400 to spur job creation and retention.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

December 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today released the following statement on learning that Congressman and Civil Rights hero John Lewis has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer: