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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April 23, 2018 Event

Become your own best advocate for government contracting by discovering resources available to help you gain an edge in this lucrative but competitive market. Memphis small business owners will have an opporutnity to learn about the federal government contracting process. If you are new to the federal contracting process and want to know the basics on how to do business with the federal government, this fair will add clarity to the process.

April 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the House Subcommittee on Aviation, has introduced the bipartisan, bicameral FAIR Fees amendment to the House Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill scheduled to be debated next week on the House floor. FAIR stands for Forbid Airlines from Imposing Ridiculous fees.

The amendment would protect consumers from unreasonable fees by having the FAA assess whether airline fees for changed or cancelled flights, baggage or other services are reasonable and proportional to the cost of the services provided.

April 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) went to the floor of the House today to praise the work of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray and to commend the professionalism and courage of Justice Department officials pursuing a criminal investigation of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen that appears irksome to President Trump. See the entire speech here.

April 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation, today wrote a letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao expressing his concerns about a “60 Minutes” report Sunday night on Allegiant Air’s safety record.

A copy of the letter can be found here.

April 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, today joined Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler and Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism Homeland Security and Investigations Ranking Member Sheila Jackson-Lee and other members of the House Judiciary Committee in introducing the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act.

April 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today recognized Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, with his Congressional colleagues. Congressman Cohen recalled that, at the urging of his friend and constituent Ira Lipman, he sponsored and passed legislation to create the Tennessee’s Holocaust Commission as a state senator in 1984. He has been a consistent supporter of legislation and other Congressional efforts to assure the perpetual memory of those lost in the Holocaust.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

April 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded a federal research grant totaling nearly $300,000 to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). These funds will help support UTHSC research to identify potential new drugs in cancer therapies through their Anticancer Strategies Targeting the Autotaxin-LPA Receptor Axis program.

April 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today recalled the good done by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela as a leader of the anti-apartheid movement while her husband, Nelson, was imprisoned. Ms. Madikizela-Mandala has died at 81.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“During the 27 years her husband endured imprisonment for his anti-apartheid stand, Winnie Madizikela-Mandela was a powerful force championing his cause, and was imprisoned herself.