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

October 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Lamar Smith (R-TX) today introduced legislation to protect consumers from unfair taxes on digital goods and services like those purchased over the internet or on smartphones. The Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act ensures that digital goods and services are not taxed at a higher rate than their tangible counterparts.  

 “Digital goods and services have become a driving force in our national economy,” said Congressman Cohen. “We should make sure consumers are treated fairly and not double-taxed.” 

October 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) expressed disappointment at today’s Senate confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and made the following statement: 

 

October 3, 2018 Press Release

  

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Aviation Subcommittee, hailed today’s Senate passage of the bipartisan Cohen-Kinzinger Seat Egress in Air Travel (SEAT) Act as part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill that now heads to the President’s desk.  The SEAT Act requires the FAA to establish minimum seat size and distance between rows of seats on commercial aircraft to protect the safety of the flying public.  

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

September 28, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) Congressman Steve Cohen today released the following statement regarding the passing of Philip H. Trenary, CEO of the Memphis Chamber of Commerce:

“Phil Trenary was a civic leader and businessman, and was extremely important to the City of Memphis. He was totally immersed in the Memphis community, both as a celebrant and as a contributor. He will be missed. My thoughts go out to his family.”

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September 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Aviation Subcommittee, hailed passage of his Planes Ensuring Total Safety (PETS) Act that was made a part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill that passed the House on a vote of 398 to 23 and is expected to be considered in the Senate soon. See his remarks on the House floor here.

September 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) spoke from the well of the House this afternoon to say that “the soul of the country is in jeopardy and in question” over the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and accusations against him of sexual assault. See his remarks here.

“She should be given respect and there should be an attempt to find the truth…But…they don’t want to know the truth. They fear the truth.”

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September 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Aviation Subcommittee, hailed passage of the Seat Egress in Air Travel (SEAT) Act, the Planes Ensuring Total Safety (PETS) Act and three other measures he introduced that were made a part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill that passed the House on a vote of 398 to 23 and is expected to be considered in the Senate soon. See his remarks on the House floor here.

September 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Aviation Subcommittee, praised passage of his Seat Egress in Air Travel (SEAT) Act he introduced that was made a part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill that passed the House today. The vote was 398 to 23. See his floor remarks here.

September 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) applauded today’s Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee passage of his bill to rename the facility at 1325 Autumn Avenue as “The Judge Russell B. Sugarmon Post Office.” The Senate committee’s action clears the way for consideration by the full Senate.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: