Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Government Reform

In Congress, I have taken numerous steps to begin to change the way we do business in Washington and to restore accountability and transparency to government. I have voted for and passed legislation that banned gifts from lobbyists, prohibited the use of corporate jets, and required full disclosure of earmarks. Also I have passed legislation banning pensions for Members of Congress convicted of certain crimes; and strengthening the Freedom of Information Act to increase government transparency.

More on Government Reform

March 16, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today released the following statement on President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget:

February 17, 2017 Enewsletters

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February 14, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.]— Congressman Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) today introduced H.R. 1033, the Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act, in order to increase accountability from federal agencies.

February 14, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today was appointed by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and approved by the House Democratic Caucus to serve on the House Committee on Ethics. In 2008, then-Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi referred to Congressman Cohen as the “conscience of the freshman class.”

January 19, 2017 Enewsletters

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January 19, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today released the following statement after reports that President-elect Donald Trump is planning dramatic cuts to several important federal programs.

November 30, 2015 Press Release

[Washington, D.C.] – The House of Representatives today passed by voice vote the Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act (H.R. 3279), legislation introduced by Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA), and Congressman Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) to increase transparency and give the public access to information about federal payments awarded under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA).

July 31, 2015 Enewsletters

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July 24, 2015 Enewsletters

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