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 3, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) made the following statement in recognition of the 4th of July:

June 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court ruling rejecting the Trump Administration’s effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program shielding those brought to this country as children from being deported. The court ruled that the Trump Administration was arbitrary and capricious when it suddenly ended the program.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

June 4, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a grant of $3,686,681 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for research into SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) transmission and immunity. The Congressman also announced the University of Memphis will receive a grant of $415,740 from the National Cancer Institute for cancer detection and diagnosis research.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

May 20, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive an “Outstanding Investigator Award” grant of $353,256 for research on molecular mechanisms of nucleic acid machines from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

May 18, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a $4,395,266 grant from the National Cancer Institute to conduct research on pediatric brain tumors.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“This is a significant investment in research that will ultimately save lives. I’m pleased to announce this funding which will keep the dedicated research scientists, lab technicians and doctors working on therapies and cures.”

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May 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) returned to Washington and voted this evening for a $3 trillion measure to address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the national economy. The measure contains funding for state and local governments, hospitals, first responders, our health care workers, testing, another round of $1,200 economic impact payments and increased spending for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), among many other things.

May 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) returned to Washington and voted this evening for a $3 trillion measure to address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the national economy. The measure contains funding for state and local governments, hospitals, first responders, our health care workers, testing, another round of $1,200 economic impact payments and increased spending for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), among many other things.

May 15, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS -- Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the 9th District. The winning artwork of our district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country.

May 8, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a $410,606 research grant from the National Cancer Institute.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“I’m pleased that the important research St. Jude is famous for continues during this period of pandemic. St. Jude’s work leads to cures and therapies for sick children. This funding will keep researchers working toward those goals.”

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April 30, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the Shelby County Board of Education will receive a $12,163,726 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to operate its Head Start programs.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: