Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Children and Families

It is important to provide all children and families access to a quality, affordable education and healthcare to help them secure a prosperous future. As a member of Congress, I have championed for legislation that makes it easier for Americans to balance work and family responsibilities, expands support for foster youth care, and serves the needs of children with special behavioral health needs and/or medical disabilities.

I also firmly believe that assisting families in their pursuit of higher education is critical for our nation’s growth and success. For this reason, in the 114th Congress, I cosponsored the American Opportunity Tax Credit Act of 2015 (H.R. 1260), which enables families to offset the increasing cost of college tuition by growing the savings they can receive per student through tax credit. 

More on Children and Families

May 23, 2017 Press Release

“President Trump’s so-called ‘taxpayer first’ budget would be detrimental to taxpaying low- and middle-income Americans, while it would greatly benefit super rich Americans. The President’s budget cuts Medicaid an astounding $1.4 trillion over 10 years and makes deep cuts to programs essential to many Americans such as food stamps (SNAP), Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program (WIC), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Meals on Wheels.

May 5, 2017 Enewsletters

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May 3, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the FY2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act:

May 3, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) yesterday introduced H.R. 2289, the Supermarket Tax Credit for Underserved Areas Act, which would help reduce the prevalence of “food deserts” by providing tax incentives for the establishment of supermarkets in empowerment zones and formerly designated renewal communities to help ensure that healthy, fresh foods are available.

April 24, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today released the following statement in observance of Yom Ha’Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day:

March 31, 2017 Enewsletters

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March 24, 2017 Enewsletters

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March 17, 2017 Enewsletters

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March 16, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today released the following statement on President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget: