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

December 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, today questioned the counsel for the House Judiciary Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on the evidence collected during the investigation into President Trump’s abuse of power.   

See Congressman Cohen’s exchange with the witness Daniel Goldman here

Congressman Cohen also made the following statement: 

December 6, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today voted for, and the House passed, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, which restores protections of voting rights gutted by a 2013 Supreme Court decision. As Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Congressman Cohen conducted several hearings on this bill, including one at the University of Memphis School of Law in September. Congressman Cohen spoke in favor of the measure before it passed this morning. See that speech here.

December 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, today questioned legal scholars on the Constitutional grounds for impeachment.  This is the fourth time in American history that the U.S. House of Representatives has considered impeachment of a president. See Congressman Cohen’s five-minute questioning of the witnesses here.

After the hearing, Congressman Cohen, who is Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, made the following statement: 

December 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee will question witnesses Wednesday at a hearing on “The Impeachment Inquiry into President Donald J. Trump: Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment.” The hearing, which begins at 10 a.m. Eastern/9 a.m. Central time will be livestreamed from the House Judiciary Committee website here. 

December 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a $695,409 grant from the National Cancer Institute for cancer research.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“I’m pleased to announce that St. Jude will receive this important funding to continue its research into childhood cancers at the nation’s premier childhood cancer research hospital. This critical funding will permit St. Jude to make new discoveries, improve therapies, and support the hospital’s dedicated employees.”

December 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will receive a $380,000 grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for research on diabetic vascular disease. 

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

“Diabetes is more prevalent in Memphis and higher than the national average, so research into any aspect of the disease is good for Memphians. This research will strengthen our Memphis medical school and support critical research to fight this devastating disease.” 

 

November 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today announced a $6 million Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to Memphis International Airport underwriting construction of de-icing pads and related facilities. 

November 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, today voted to advance the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act to the House floor. The committee vote was 24 to 10. 

November 20, 2019 Press Release

In first half of 2019, U.S. domestic airlines collected $2.8 and $1.4 billion respectively in just baggage and reservation fees 

November 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that two Memphis community development financial institutions (CDFIs) will be receiving grants from the U.S. Treasury Department totaling $500,000. Tri-State Bank of Memphis will receive $275,000 and River City Capital Investment Corporation will receive $225,000. The funds are intended to expand economic opportunities in economically distressed area and are provided to CDFIs devoted to offering affordable financial products and services in economically underserved areas.