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

August 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded University of Memphis a grant of $35,000 for students to attend the CBMS Conference: The Cahn-Hilliard Equation: Recent Advances and Application.

July 5, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) expressed cautious relief that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the subject of numerous ethics scandals and corruption allegations, has at long last resigned. He released the following statement:

May 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced Wednesday that the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has presented a grant for $717,765 to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). This money will be used to advance research on angiotensins and prostaglandins-adrenergic interactions. 

February 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has awarded $202,039 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for allergy, immunology and transplantation research.

August 17, 2017 Press Release

 

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, today announced that he will be introducing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump following the President’s comments on the horrific events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

July 19, 2017 In The News

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.

July 19, 2017 Press Release

[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.

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February 24, 2017 Press Release

[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.