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

December 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a $695,409 grant from the National Cancer Institute for cancer research.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“I’m pleased to announce that St. Jude will receive this important funding to continue its research into childhood cancers at the nation’s premier childhood cancer research hospital. This critical funding will permit St. Jude to make new discoveries, improve therapies, and support the hospital’s dedicated employees.”

November 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today applauded the Tennessee Department of Human Services announcement that it would begin distributing some of the $732 million in unspent block grant funding for the Temporary Assistance to Needy Family programs that support Tennessee families.  But he expressed disappointment that $342 million will still be retained as a reserve surplus.

November 7, 2019 Press Release

  

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today questioned witnesses about recent immigration raids in Mississippi and Tennessee at a field hearing of the House Committee on Homeland Security in Jackson, Mississippi. 

  

November 6, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today wrote to Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, demanding answers regarding the state’s decision to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars to help low-income families through the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program.

Tennessee has the 10th highest poverty rate in the nation.

In his letter, Congressman Cohen wrote: 

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: