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 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) questioned witnesses today at an Education and Labor Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services hearing titled “Long Overdue: Exploring the Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act (H.R.

October 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, today questioned experts in election security and voter suppression about America’s efforts to combat election interference and ensure our voting systems are safe, accurate and fair. Congressman Cohen believes U.S. elections should be decided by U.S.

October 18, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Congressman Robert “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) today reintroduced the Tax Return Preparer Accountability Act to protect consumers from unscrupulous tax preparation businesses. The legislation would give the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) explicit authority to ensure that paid tax preparers are adequately trained and maintain high standards of integrity. 

October 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, today presided over a hearing on legislative proposals to strengthen the Voting Rights Act in the wake of the Supreme Court’s disastrous 2013 ruling in Shelby County v. Holder.

October 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today remembered his friend and colleague Elijah Cummings of Maryland, who died this morning in Baltimore, and made the following statement:

October 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Cohen will host a “Complete Streets” roundtable discussion with critical stakeholders to address Memphis’ unfortunate distinction as one of the most unsafe cities in the nation for pedestrians, bicyclists and public transit users. Congressman Cohen has introduced H.R. 3663, the Complete Streets Act, that would create a grant program to fund “Complete Streets” projects to make transit routes safer and more accessible.

September 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, today spoke on the House floor and condemned President Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine’s president to interfere with the 2020 U.S. presidential election. See Congressman Cohen’s remarks here.

After describing Trump’s conduct, Congressman Cohen said:

September 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Aviation, today demanded answers from Federal Aviation Administration Deputy Administrator Daniel Elwell about why provisions of the Seat Egress in Air Travel (SEAT) Act have not been fully implemented.

September 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, today questioned witnesses during a hearing on “Protecting America from Assault Weapons.” Congressman Cohen is a cosponsor of H.R. 1296, Assault Weapons Ban of 2019. See Congressman Cohen’s full exchange with witnesses here

After the hearing, Congressman Cohen made the following statement: