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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May 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today released the following statement regarding the closure of the I-40 Hernando DeSoto bridge over the Mississippi River for emergency maintenance.

May 11, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its Subcommittee on Aviation, today announced a grant of $15,000,000 to Memphis International Airport from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to support the ongoing construction of deicing pads and associated facilities. 

 

May 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today introduced the Interstate Rail Compacts Advancement Act, a bill to create multi-state passenger rail commissions to promote regional coordination and sustain a vision of passenger rail service across America.  

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

May 7, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) has been monitoring the situation involving the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Officer and Memphis Police Department Officer shot this afternoon in North Memphis, and made the following statement:

May 7, 2021 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Representatives Steve Cohen (TN-09), Barbara Lee (CA-13) and Bobby L. Rush (IL-01) will hold a virtual forum on the FBI’s notorious COINTELPRO program recently featured in the Academy Award-winning film “Judas and the Black Messiah,” which dramatizes the FBI-orchestrated assassination of Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton in 1969. The forum will be on Monday, May 10, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time.

May 7, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that Memphis will receive $15,502,585 and Shelby County will receive $6,812,110 in Emergency Rental Assistance. The funding, in coordination with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the White House American Rescue Plan Implementation Team and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will help prevent evictions and ensure basic housing security for households affected by the pandemic and its economic fallout.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

May 7, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will receive research grants from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The grant to St. Jude, for $448,750, is for work on interneuron circuits in the spinal motor system. The grant to UTHSC, for $154,000, is for genetic research involving mice.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

May 6, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) will meet with Second Gentleman of the United States Douglas Emhoff and Labor Secretary Martin Walsh as they visit Memphis today and will participate with them in a roundtable discussion at the Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

May 5, 2021 Press Release

 

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, this evening wrote to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, asking him to comply with a recent federal judge’s order and release information about how his predecessor, William Barr, misled the federal courts and the American public about the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and provided misleading information to both Congress and the American public.

May 5, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Cohen learned of the passing of civic leader and lawyer Arnold Perl on Tuesday and made the following statement: