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

July 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a $416,074 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for clinical research related to neurological disorders.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

July 15, 2021 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 related to neurological disorders.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

July 13, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today reintroduced the Diversity Advancements in Accelerated Academic Programs Act, a measure authorizing the use of Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) funding to create equity offices in state departments of education or local education agencies that would develop programs to improve diversity in Advanced Placement (AP) and Gifted and Talented (GT) programs.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

July 12, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Cohen (TN-09) today announced that all of his highest priority spending requests were included by subcommittees of the House Appropriations Committee in their Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations bills. Among the approved requests is $3 million for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for improvements to Tom Lee Park along the Mississippi River waterfront, which is included in the Energy and Water appropriations bill.

July 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a $367,975 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for research into Human Serine Palmitoyltransferase Complexes.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“This grant funding to our premiere children’s research hospital will advance our knowledge of enzymes and lead to important discoveries that can save lives.”

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July 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a $1,750,578 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for “Dissecting the role of NEU1-dependent de-sialylation in neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation.”

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“I am pleased that the National Institutes of Health are investing significant funding to better understand and treat neurological disorders. This funding will ultimately ease pain and lead to a better quality of life.”

July 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a staunch opponent of the Byhalia Connection oil pipeline planned to cross southwest Memphis neighborhoods, who has made the case about its potential harm to the aquifer supplying Memphis with drinking water to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and to both President Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, expressed satisfaction and relief at news that the project has been abandoned.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

July 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In advance of Sunday’s observance of America’s 245th birthday, Congressman Cohen (TN-09) released the following statement:

“On Sunday, friends, family and neighbors will gather for barbecues and fireworks to celebrate our nation’s independence. When our founders signed the Declaration of Independence 245 years ago, they set us on a path to liberty and freedom that has become the envy of the world.

June 30, 2021 Press Release

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MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a $215,816 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for work on training in the design and development of infectious disease therapeutics.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

June 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive two grants totaling $1,473,078 from the National Cancer Institute. One grant, for $742,807 is for research on patient-generated health data to predict childhood cancer survivorship outcomes. The other, for $730,271, is for integrating systems immunology with immunometabolism and cancer immunity.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: