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

November 20, 2020 Press Release

 

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a $442,391 grant from the National Cancer Institute for research on epigenetic tumor suppression.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“I’m pleased to see St. Jude is receiving this important cancer research grant which will both improve the quality of life for young patients and keep the hospital at the forefront of this critical scientific work.”

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November 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Cohen (TN-09) today was elected by the Region VII Delegation as its representative on the powerful Democratic Steering and Policy Committee for the 117th Congress that convenes in January. Region VII encompasses Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Congressman Cohen served as the Region VII Steering and Policy Committee representative in the 116th Congress and, in the 115th Congress, served on the Committee as the appointee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

November 17, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will receive a $228,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for research on biosynthetic enzymes.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“I’m pleased to announce this significant funding for ongoing research at our medical school, which will both improve health outcomes and keep scientists in their labs working to save lives.”

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September 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its Subcommittee on Aviation, today voted to advance the Aircraft Certification Reform and Accountability Act. The measure, informed by an 18-month committee investigation of the fatal crashes of two Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in 2018 and 2019 and the certification process by which the aircraft were authorized for flight by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), significantly improves aviation safety regulation and oversight.

September 23, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a grant of $448,750 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for research on neurological disorders.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“This is important funding for our premier, Memphis-based children’s medical research institution and will go a long way in advancing its ongoing work on neurological disorders. This investment in our community will ultimately improve health outcomes.”

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September 21, 2020 Press Release

 

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced a grant of $374,456 to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for research on the genetics of Down Syndrome.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“This important work by St. Jude will help us better understand Down Syndrome. I’m pleased to announce this significant support that will keep researchers in their labs advancing scientific discovery.”

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September 18, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced a grant of $877,232 to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for antibiotic research.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“I’m pleased that St. Jude continues its important work with antibiotics during this ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It’s good to see our scientists and lab technicians hard at work on their important scientific pursuits.”

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September 16, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced the National Institutes of Health have awarded significant grants to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). St. Jude will receive $2,101,865 from the National Cancer Institute for work on telehealth-based exercises for childhood cancer survivors. UTHSC will receive $418,384 for clinical research into neurological disorders from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

September 15, 2020 Press Release

 

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will receive two grants totaling more than $790,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The first, for $581,359, from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, will underwrite research on renal insufficiency in infants. The second, for $210,000, from the National Institute on Aging, will support research on the biochemistry of aging.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

September 14, 2020 Press Release

 

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a $500,813 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for medical research focusing on protein synthesis in ribosomes.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“This is a significant investment in basic research that is likely to advance our knowledge in molecular biology. I’m pleased that this funding will keep our St. Jude researchers working in their labs to make life-sustaining breakthroughs.”