Science and Technology

As a member of Congress, I have supported federal funding for programs like the National Science Foundation (NSF), which has led to several innovations in engineering and technology. I will continue to support legislation that will increase funding for technological and scientific research, especially in the Memphis medical community.

As a long-time supporter of STEM education programs, I know that engineering and computer science are increasingly important subjects for all of our children to study. In Congress, I have cosponsored several bills that would improve funding and accessibility to STEM programs across the country, including legislation that created grants for encouraging underrepresented minority or low-income students to pursue STEM careers.

In Fall 2016, I voted for the budget agreement for Fiscal Year 2017 which provides funding for essential government programs including National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The bill provided $19.65 billion to NASA, which was $600 million more than the agency’s original request.

As a member of Congress, I will continue to encourage progress in science and technology for the American people. 

More on Science and Technology

September 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today applauded a decision by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to change its guidance on the use of monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19 patients in line with recommendations he made in a letter to President Biden last week.

September 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) last night sent a letter to President Joe Biden asking the administration and National Institutes of Health to make monoclonal antibodies more readily available to patients with COVID-19. Additionally, he requested the revision of guidelines to prevent people who have chosen not to be vaccinated from being prioritized over people who are vaccinated against the coronavirus.

 

September 16, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced two grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) totaling $4,192,346 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).

September 13, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, today spoke against an amendment to the Budget Reconciliation bill during the full Committee mark up of the measure. The amendment by Congressman Tom McClintock (CA-04) would have allowed community violence prevention grantees to ignore President Biden’s vaccination requirement announced last week.

September 8, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a $528,622 grant from the National Cancer Institute to study clonal therapy for pediatric T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

September 7, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will receive a grant of $3,211,742 to repair, renovate and modernize its biocontainment laboratory from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

September 2, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will receive a $705,287 grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for research predicting the progression of chronic kidney disease in sickle cell anemia using machine learning models.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

August 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) delivered brief remarks from the House floor this evening, urging everyone eligible for a coronavirus vaccination to get one. He noted that conservative radio talk show host Phil Valentine and Memphis football star Danton Barto, have passed in recent days, unvaccinated, but urging others to get the shots.

In his remarks, Congressman Cohen said:

August 3, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Memphis will receive a grant of $299,998 to underwrite a project titled “Understanding the Role of Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in the Self-Efficacy, Identity, and Success of Engineering Undergraduate Students” under the direction of Electrical Computer Engineering Professor Chrysanthe Preza.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

July 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a $416,074 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for clinical research related to neurological disorders.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: