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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December 1, 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, September 26, staff from my Memphis office will be on hand at the Cordova Branch Library to answer your questions and provide assistance dealing with federal agencies.

October 27, 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, October 27, staff from my Memphis office will be on hand at the Gaisman Community Center to answer your questions and provide assistance dealing with federal agencies.

September 29, 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, September 26, staff from my Memphis office will be on hand at the North Branch Library to answer your questions and provide assistance dealing with federal agencies.

September 18, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) released the following statement on Governor Bill Haslam’s decision to reinstate workforce requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in most counties in Tennessee, including Shelby County, beginning February 1, 2018.

September 18, 2017 In The News

The incidents at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center reported last week by the USA Today Network are disturbing and unacceptable.

When I read the story, I immediately called Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David Shulkin to express my concerns and discuss solutions to the ongoing problems at the Memphis VA. Memphis-area veterans have made enormous sacrifices for our county and deserve nothing but the best care.

September 15, 2017 Enewsletters

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September 14, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today introduced the Equal Employment for All Act in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to protect job seekers from unfair discrimination from employers based on credit ratings that are often inaccurate and bear little to no correlation to job performance or ability to succeed in the workplace. The legislation would protect prospective employees from being forced to disclose their credit history as part of an employer’s application process.

September 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan amendment offered by Congressmen Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Steve Cohen (D-TN) that reins in the federal government’s power to seize private property without due process. The amendment prohibits funding to implement the Department of Justice’s recently announced expansion of civil forfeiture, which reversed a previous ban on the practice of adoptive seizures. Congressmen Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Tom McClintock (R-CA) also sponsored the bipartisan amendment.
 

September 12, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, DC] – The House of Representatives today passed an amendment offered by Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) to include an additional $4 million in the Fiscal Year 2018 House appropriations package for the U.S.

September 11, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today released the following statement on the recent natural disasters in the United States, including Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey and wildfires in the West: