Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

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

January 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), who was named to the Committee on Science, Space and Technology last week, today was selected by his congressional colleagues to serve on its Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight and on its Subcommittee on Research and Technology.

Congressman Cohen made the following comment:

January 17, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be receiving a $403,875 grant to conduct endocrinological research from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“St. Jude is always at the forefront of medical research on childhood illnesses and its employees contribute greatly to our community’s cultural awareness and diversity. I’m pleased to announce this grant award to advance its important work.”

January 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) watched President Trump’s speech about the security of our southern border with Mexico tonight and made the following statement:

December 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO), Congressman Tony Cardenas (D-CA) and Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) praised final passage of the Stop, Observe, Ask and Respond (SOAR) to Health and Wellness Training Program (H.R. 767) today on a 386 to 6 vote, a measure to provide training to health care professionals on identifying and assisting victims of human trafficking.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

October 17, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, today praised the use of DNA evidence to win a conviction against the perpetrator of an 18-year-old rape that occurred in southwest Memphis.  

October 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Lamar Smith (R-TX) today introduced legislation to protect consumers from unfair taxes on digital goods and services like those purchased over the internet or on smartphones. The Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act ensures that digital goods and services are not taxed at a higher rate than their tangible counterparts.  

 “Digital goods and services have become a driving force in our national economy,” said Congressman Cohen. “We should make sure consumers are treated fairly and not double-taxed.” 

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.