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 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) noted the passing of his longtime friend, Shelby County Election Commissioner O.C. Pleasant Jr., and made the following statement:

December 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) is pleased to announce that his bill renaming the post office at 1325 Autumn Avenue for Judge Russell B. Sugarmon, the civil rights leader, attorney and judge, has been signed into law.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

December 6, 2018 Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) received notice today of a Department of Health and Human Services grant of $11.8 million to the Shelby County Board of Education for its Head Start programs and made the following statement:

“Head Start is one of the best programs for young children whose parents have limited means. Its proven record shows it gives these children a shot at the American Dream.”

December 3, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) expressed his condolences to the family of the youth football player who died in the predawn bus accident in Arkansas this morning and said his thoughts are also with the children injured in the accident and their families. 


Congressman Cohen released the following statement: 

December 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) noted the passing of President George H. W. Bush today with the following statement:

“President Bush was a statesman and a gentleman who served his country in a several important roles with dedication. As a fighter pilot in World War II, congressman, CIA director, vice president and president, he led a life of public service.

November 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Cohen (TN-09) was elected by acclamation to the powerful Democratic Steering and Policy Committee this evening for the new Congress that convenes in January by Democratic Congressional colleagues from the 7th Region which encompasses Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Congressman Cohen has served as a member of the committee in an appointed capacity since January 2017 when he was named to it by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

November 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, announced today his intention to reintroduce his constitutional amendment to limit the President’s pardon power when the new Congress convenes in January.

November 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) applauded last week’s Senate passage of his bill, H.R. 5349, to name the post office at 1320 Autumn Avenue in Memphis for Judge Russell B. Sugarmon Jr., the Civil Rights leader, attorney and judge. The House passed the bill in September and the final step is for it to be signed into law.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

November 9, 2018 Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen released the following statement commemorating this year’s Veterans Day: 

 “Each November, we pause to pay special tribute to the brave men and women who have served our country in uniform. This year, on Sunday, we also commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the brutality of World War I.  

November 9, 2018 Enewsletters

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