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

September 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Aviation, today demanded answers from Federal Aviation Administration Deputy Administrator Daniel Elwell about why provisions of the Seat Egress in Air Travel (SEAT) Act have not been fully implemented.

September 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis will be receiving a National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award grant of $2,692,500 for clinical research related to neurological disorders. 

  

September 3, 2019 Press Release

  

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis will receive two grants totaling $765,763 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The first grant, for $410,606, from the Department’s National Cancer Institute, would pay for cancer treatment research. The second grant, for $355,157, from the Department’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences, would underwrite research in pharmacology, physiology and biological chemistry. 

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

August 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be receiving a grant of $379,950 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for research on gene regulation for stem cell differentiation. 

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be receiving a $459,852 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for cancer cause and prevention research. 

 

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

July 24, 2019 Press Release

 WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today applauded House passage of H.R. 3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, to stop abusive robocall practices. The vote was 429 to 3. 

July 24, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Memphis will be receiving a $355,579 grant from the National Science Foundation for work on a computational and data-enabled science and engineering library. 

 

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

July 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology Committee, today questioned a witness at a Joint Subcommittee hearing on “Scientific Integrity in Federal Agencies.” 

Congressman Cohen is a cosponsor of the Scientific Integrity Act which requires federal agencies that fund or direct public science to establish and maintain clear scientific integrity principles.  

Afterward, Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

June 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will be receiving a research grant of $742,480 from the Department of Health and Human Services to study diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism. UTHSC has received $8,908,184 in federal grants so far this year.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: