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.

More on Children and Families

October 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) questioned witnesses today at an Education and Labor Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services hearing titled “Long Overdue: Exploring the Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act (H.R.

September 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Center will receive a grant of $448,750 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for research involving immunology, allergies and transplantation.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

September 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be receiving a grant of $9,965,625 from the National Cancer Institute for research on experimental and preclinical modeling involving acute leukemia. The funding is part of a cooperative agreement with the specialized research facility.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

September 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis will be receiving a National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award grant of $2,692,500 for clinical research related to neurological disorders. 

  

September 3, 2019 Press Release

  

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis will receive two grants totaling $765,763 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The first grant, for $410,606, from the Department’s National Cancer Institute, would pay for cancer treatment research. The second grant, for $355,157, from the Department’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences, would underwrite research in pharmacology, physiology and biological chemistry. 

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

August 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the Porter-Leath Early Head Start Programs will be receiving an additional $1,979,643 grant from the Administration for Children and Families-Office of Head Start. On Monday, the Congressman announced Porter-Leath would be receiving $1,207,183 for the same Early Head Start programs.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

August 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the Administration for Children and Families and the Office of Head Start have awarded Porter-Leath a $1,207,183 grant to operate its Early Head Start programs.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“I’m pleased that Porter-Leath will be receiving these funds to help make sure young children in our community are ready for kindergarten both academically and socially. Disadvantaged children need early help to prepare for a competitive world, and that help is beneficial for the whole community.”

August 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be receiving a grant of $739,566 from the National Cancer Institute for cancer detection and diagnosis research.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“St. Jude is at the forefront of research into childhood cancers. It’s critical that we continue to put resources towards improving ways to detect cancer earlier and therefore increase our number of survivors. I’m pleased this grant will advance those efforts.”

August 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be receiving a grant of $379,950 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for research on gene regulation for stem cell differentiation. 

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

August 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be receiving a grant of $201,210 for cancer research manpower from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and made the following statement: