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 14, 2022 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today announced that Tennessee will receive historically high levels of funding for the repair, rehabilitation and replacement of its bridges this year and for the next five years because of President Biden’s Infrastructure Law, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which only Congressman Cohen and Congressman Jim Cooper (TN-05) from the Tennessee Congressional delegation voted for last year.

January 14, 2022 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) plans to commemorate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday Saturday, January 15, and the Federal Holiday and Day of Service in his honor on Monday, January 17, by encouraging everyone to dedicate themselves to his call to “let freedom ring.”

January 13, 2022 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Memphis will receive a $198,766 grant from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “ERI: Formation Mechanisms and Modeling of Wake Meandering in Wind Farms.” The work is under the director of Dr. Daniel Foti in the Mechanical Engineering Department.

January 13, 2022 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be receiving a $455,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for a project titled “Inflammatory Caspases in Innate Immunity and Inflammation.”

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

January 13, 2022 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that three Memphis area arts organizations will share $45,000 in National Endowment for the Arts grants. Creative Aging Memphis will receive $10,000 for art projects and multidisciplinary works; Indie Memphis will receive $20,000 for media arts projects; and the University of Memphis will receive $15,000 to research the availability of grants in the arts.

January 13, 2022 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a vocal critic of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s relationship with Memphis, its largest customer, today applauded efforts by the Chairs of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and three of its Subcommittees to get answers about the federally chartered company’s ratepayer energy burden and apparent resistance to addressing renewable energy and climate change, an issue he has repeatedly raised.

January 12, 2022 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today reviewed the Tennessee House Select Committee on Redistricting proposal adding Tipton County to the 9th Congressional District that he has represented since 2007, and made the following statement:

January 12, 2022 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, today discussed Memphis’ priorities for the upcoming Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) and questioned expert witnesses about considering climate change and environmental justice impacts during the nationwide permitting process.

January 10, 2022 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today wrote to state Representative Curtis Johnson, chairman of the House Select Committee on Redistricting, urging the Committee to focus on the “shared needs and values of constituents within each community,” and include the entirety of Memphis in a single compact and contiguous congressional district.

January 10, 2022 Press Release

Study involves role of obesity

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will receive a $639,058 grant from the National Cancer Institute to conduct research on a project entitled “Managing Obesity by Leveraging Health Information Technology to Lower Cancer Risk.”