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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WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) marked the 83rd anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing the Social Security Act into law on Tuesday and made the following statement:
On the anniversary of the Charlottesville hate march, planned and carried out by a cabal of hate groups including Klansmen and Neo-Nazis, I call upon Americans to reflect upon the tragic loss of life and the deplorable words and actions of the white supremacists and nationalists, countered by passionate Americans standing for love, tolerance, hope, and kindness.
As I watched Spike Lee’s “The Black Klansman” last night, I thought back on that event and President Donald Trump’s insistence that there were “very fine people on both sides” that day.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) celebrated the passage of the Voting Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on this date in 1965, and made the following statement:
WASHINGTON D.C.—Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital a grant totaling $792,792. This grant will help fund important research on mechanisms of regulated cell death.
[WASHINGTON, DC] – After writing to Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery late yesterday urging him to seek an injunction against the publishing of blueprints for a 3-D downloadable guns, Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) today cosponsored legislation to block the proliferation of 3-D guns. A copy of Congressman Cohen’s letter to Attorney General Slatery can be found here.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) marked the 53rd anniversaries of the Medicare and Medicaid programs that President Lyndon Johnson signed into law on this date in 1965, and made the following statement:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its Aviation Subcommittee, today announced two Federal Aviation Administration grants. One grant is a reimbursement for $28.5 million spent in reconstructing Taxiways Y and T. A second grant for $14.7 million funds the fifth phase of the rehabilitation of the Memphis International Airport’s Concourse B.
Congressman Cohen made the following statement:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, took note of Saturday’s 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, and made the following statement:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) took note of the 70th anniversary of the integration of the armed services by President Harry Truman’s Executive Order 9981 and made the following statement:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) condemned in the strongest terms the groundless Articles of Impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein introduced last night by members of the Freedom Caucus, and made the following statement: