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

September 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that three community health centers in Memphis will be receiving a total of $2,374,962 in infrastructure support from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Tri-State Community Health Center will receive $528,303, Memphis Health Center will receive $727,843, and Christ Community Health Center will receive $1,118,962.

September 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, today voted for, and the House passed, the Eliminating the Quantifiably Unjust Application of the Law (EQUAL) Act, a sentencing reform measure that ends the disparity between crack and powder cocaine offenses.

The vote on passage was 361 to 66.

September 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today applauded a decision by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to change its guidance on the use of monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19 patients in line with recommendations he made in a letter to President Biden last week.

September 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) last night sent a letter to President Joe Biden asking the administration and National Institutes of Health to make monoclonal antibodies more readily available to patients with COVID-19. Additionally, he requested the revision of guidelines to prevent people who have chosen not to be vaccinated from being prioritized over people who are vaccinated against the coronavirus.

 

September 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen, Co-Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, better known as the Helsinki Commission, and the commission’s Ranking Member, Congressman Joe Wilson, today introduced a resolution condemning the crackdown on freedom of expression in Belarus following last year’s fraudulent presidential election.

September 23, 2021 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) tonight voted against the multi-billion National Defense Authorization Act, which included $25 billion more than the Pentagon itself requested.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

September 23, 2021 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) tonight voted against the multi-billion National Defense Authorization Act, which included $25 billion more than the Pentagon itself requested.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

September 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its Aviation Subcommittee, today questioned expert witnesses at a hearing on “Disruption in the Skies: The Surge in Air Rage and its Effects on Workers, Airlines, and Airports.”

September 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today applauded House passage of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that included his amendments to stem foreign corruption and requiring the Secretary of Defense to attempt to recover aircraft supplied by the United States that Afghan pilots flew out of the country as the Taliban took over last month.

September 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the House Co-Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, better known as the Helsinki Commission, today spoke on the House floor in favor of two amendments he authored for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 National Defense Authorization Act. Amendments to the bill are being debated this week.