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

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: 

 

July 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, August 1, and Friday, August 2, Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) will join Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and a delegation of 22 additional House Members to investigate the impact of Trump Administration immigration policies in and around El Paso, Texas. Congressman Cohen will also participate in a press conference at 5 p.m. Mountain Time (6 p.m. Central Time; 7 p.m.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – As summer vacations draw to a close and students prepare for a new school year, Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today introduced H.R. 3959, the School Bus Safety Act, to help keep students safe as they travel to and from school while also helping prevent accidents involving school buses.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health and urged its members to hold a hearing on his bill, H.R. 117, the Nationally Enhancing the Wellbeing of Babies through Outreach and Research Now (NEWBORN) Act. See his remarks here

  

In his testimony, Congressman Cohen told the subcommittee: 

  

July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be receiving a $459,852 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for cancer cause and prevention research. 

 

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

July 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today voted for and the House passed H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2025 and give 33 million Americans a raise. The vote was 231 to 199. 

After the vote, Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

July 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today welcomed news that Memphis Noticias journalist Manuel Duran has been released from immigration detention, and made the following statement:

June 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that Methodist LeBonheur Community Outreach will be receiving a grant payment of $1,050,000 in its ongoing teenage pregnancy prevention program, “Be Proud! Be Responsible!”

The funding underwrites the program through June of 2020.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

June 5, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today introduced the Supermarket Tax Credit for Underserved Areas Act, a bill to provide tax incentives for the establishment of grocery stores in urban and rural areas that don’t have convenient access to fresh food.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

June 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today voted for and the House passed H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act, whose Dream Act portion of the bill establishes a process for eligible immigrants brought to the United States as children to apply for legal permanent residency. The Promise Act portion of the bill provides a path to legal permanent residency for individuals who held or were eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) on January 1, 2017. The vote was 237 to 187.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: