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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February 24, 2017 Event

If you have questions or problems with Social Security, Medicare, FHA, the VA or other federal agencies, I hope my staff can help. From 11:00am to 1:00pm on Friday, February 24, staff from my Memphis office will be on hand at the Whitehaven Branch Library (4120 Millbranch Rd) to answer your questions and provide assistance dealing with federal agencies.

February 17, 2017 Enewsletters

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February 17, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Following yesterday’s news conference in which President Trump accused the news media of being dishonest, Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, today wrote to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) urging the committee to reconsider its vote earlier this week against including within the committee’s oversight plan for the 115th Congress an examination of attempts by the Trump Administration to undermine the freedom of the press.

February 16, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, today discussed the rise of anti-Semitism in the United States since the start of the 2016 Presidential Election with Rabbi David Saperstein, the former United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, at a House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Hearing entitled, “The State of Religious Liberty in America.” 

February 16, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today voted against H.J.Res 43, a resolution that would overturn a rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services under the Obama Administration to ensure that patients can access Title X family planning and preventive health services through any Title X-qualified provider, including Planned Parenthood. Title X helps ensure that millions of women who have low incomes or are uninsured have access to birth control, cancer screenings, STI tests, and other basic care. H.J.Res 43 passed the House by a vote of 230-188.

February 15, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today introduced the Tax Return Preparer Accountability Act to protect consumers from unscrupulous tax preparation businesses like Memphis-based Mo’ Money Taxes. 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. Cosponsors of the bill include Reps.

February 14, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.]— Today, Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX), co-founder of the Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus, introduced H.R. 1035, Extending Justice for Sex Crime Victims Act of 2016. The bi-partisan bill harmonizes the statute of limitations for sex abuse victims and sex trafficking victim minors to 28, rather than the current age of 21.

February 14, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.]— Congressman Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) today introduced H.R. 1033, the Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act, in order to increase accountability from federal agencies.

February 14, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today was appointed by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and approved by the House Democratic Caucus to serve on the House Committee on Ethics. In 2008, then-Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi referred to Congressman Cohen as the “conscience of the freshman class.”

February 11, 2017 Press Release

[MEMPHIS, TN] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) this morning hosted nearly 900 constituents at his town hall meeting at East High School. An additional 7,800 people viewed the town hall meeting on Facebook Live. Congressman Cohen answered his constituents’ questions about the issues facing Tennessee’s Ninth Congressional District and the nation.