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.
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A group of liberal House Democrats stepped up criticism of President Trump on Wednesday, introducing a “no confidence” resolution that officially questions Trump’s fitness to serve as commander in chief.
It logs a laundry list of controversies swirling around the president — including his campaign’s many contacts with Russian officials, his refusal to release his taxes, his verbal attacks on women and the press, and his firing of FBI Director James Comey.
[WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, today introduced a Resolution of No Confidence in President Donald J. Trump. The resolution details President Trump’s unacceptable behavior as President and expresses a lack of confidence in his service. A copy of the resolution can be found here.
[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Memphis has been awarded a $174,911.00 grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Computing and Communications Foundations for research to verify theorems that describe the fundamental limits of computation under resource constraints.
[MEMPHIS, TN] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the University of Tennessee Health Science Center a federal grant of $228,000 for an exploratory and developmental project on taste research.
“This significant federal investment will help the UT Health Science Center stay at the forefront of medical research,” said Congressman Cohen. “UT Health Science Center has a long history of research, in addition to its educational mission, and I am proud they are here in Memphis.”
[MEMPHIS, TN] – In his Memphis office this afternoon, Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) met with Cordova cancer survivor Lori Kuhuski and Bert Fayne from the American Cancer Society’s Mid-South Division to discuss federal research initiatives and accept their petition urging increased cancer research funding.
[MEMPHIS, TN] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the University of Tennessee Health Science Center three federal grants totaling $780,393 for a variety of programs and research projects.
“This significant federal investment will help the UT Health Science Center continue its pioneering research on the human brain,” said Congressman Cohen.
Today’s announcement includes funding for the following UT Health Science Center programs:
[WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus, today announced $1,713,483 in federal grant funding for the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. Started in 2007 at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, the “St. Jude Life” Study, led by Dr. Melissa Hudson, is aimed at identifying a large group of pediatric cancer survivors and tracking health outcomes over the course of their lifetimes in an effort to gain insight into long-term effects of the illness and the treatments used on children.