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. For this reason, in the 114th Congress, I cosponsored the American Opportunity Tax Credit Act of 2015 (H.R. 1260), which enables families to offset the increasing cost of college tuition by growing the savings they can receive per student through tax credit. 

More on Children and Families

December 6, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) received notice today of a Department of Health and Human Services grant of $11.8 million to the Shelby County Board of Education for its Head Start programs and made the following statement:

“Head Start is one of the best programs for young children whose parents have limited means. Its proven record shows it gives these children a shot at the American Dream.”

December 3, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) expressed his condolences to the family of the youth football player who died in the predawn bus accident in Arkansas this morning and said his thoughts are also with the children injured in the accident and their families. 

 

Congressman Cohen released the following statement: 

October 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), along with dozens of his Congressional colleagues, today wrote to President Trump and to multiple state attorneys general -- including Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III – who are suing the federal government in Texas v.

September 11, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded research grants totaling $802,489 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).

“I am proud of the important medical research taking place in Memphis,” said Congressman Cohen. “These significant federal investments will help keep Memphis at the forefront of the medical research community.”

September 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded research grants totaling $1,151,320 to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

August 31, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has awarded University of Memphis a grant of $189,929 for a project titled The Impact of Stress and Resilience on Obesity-Related Metabolic Complications in Adolescents.

August 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced a total of $14,254,835 in federal funds to combat homelessness and support affordable housing programs and facilities for vulnerable populations throughout Memphis. The funding comes through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) HOME Investment Partnership program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program, Community Development Block Grant program, and Emergency Solutions Grants program.

August 30, 2018 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, formerly known as the Children’s Bureau, two grants totaling more than $3.1 million to further their work in early childhood development.

August 14, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) marked the 83rd anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing the Social Security Act into law on Tuesday and made the following statement: