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.

More on Children and Families

November 25, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) and state Senator Raumesh Akbari sent a letter to Governor Bill Lee asking him to redouble efforts to see that Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) cards reach eligible families. The P-EBT program allows families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches to receive food benefits if their schools shut down or they are otherwise not able to attend school due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

November 25, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) released the following statement commemorating this year’s Thanksgiving holiday:

November 20, 2020 Press Release

 

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a $442,391 grant from the National Cancer Institute for research on epigenetic tumor suppression.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“I’m pleased to see St. Jude is receiving this important cancer research grant which will both improve the quality of life for young patients and keep the hospital at the forefront of this critical scientific work.”

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October 15, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today led a letter with 32 other Members of Congress demanding that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) alert the non-tax filers of its new Economic Impact Payment (EIP) registration deadline of November 21, 2020. Currently, the agency has no plans to contact non-filers and notify them of its new deadline, despite the fact that it recently sent direct letters to non-filers concerning the original deadline of October 15, 2020.

October 2, 2020 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) released the following statement after hearing that President Trump and the First Lady have tested positive for exposure to the coronavirus:

“I hope that the President and First Lady have only mild cases from exposure and remain safe from this dreaded virus and that they can return to their family after the required quarantine.”

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October 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) tonight voted for the updated Heroes Act, which contains many of the provisions he has fought hard to have included in the measure addressing our ongoing health and economic catastrophe to protect lives, livelihoods and the life of our democracy. The $2.2 trillion measure is a scaled down version of the Heroes Act the House passed on May 15 but which the Senate has so far failed to consider.

Tonight’s vote on passage was 214 to 207.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

September 28, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) this evening enthusiastically endorsed an updated Heroes Act to address the ongoing health and economic catastrophe with much-needed assistance to protect lives, livelihoods and the life of our democracy. The $2.2 trillion measure is a scaled down version of the Heroes Act the House passed four months ago but which the Senate has failed to consider.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

September 23, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a grant of $448,750 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for research on neurological disorders.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“This is important funding for our premier, Memphis-based children’s medical research institution and will go a long way in advancing its ongoing work on neurological disorders. This investment in our community will ultimately improve health outcomes.”

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September 21, 2020 Press Release

 

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced a grant of $374,456 to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for research on the genetics of Down Syndrome.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“This important work by St. Jude will help us better understand Down Syndrome. I’m pleased to announce this significant support that will keep researchers in their labs advancing scientific discovery.”

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September 18, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, today expressed profound sadness for her family and for the nation on the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He made the following statement: