Congressman Cohen has worked to strengthen Medicare and Social Security and has consistently voted against measures that would be detrimental to their security and solvency. Hard working Americans pay into Social Security and Medicare throughout most of their lives and he believes that Congress has a duty to ensure their retirement security. 

Congressman Cohen is a cosponsor of several bills to help protect and enhance Social Security benefits including the Guaranteed 3% COLA for Seniors Act and the CPI for Seniors Act to ensure that seniors receive appropriate cost-of-living adjustments. 

Congressman Cohen is a cosponsor of the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act. This bill allows the Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate with pharmaceutical manufacturers over the prices that may be charged for prescription drugs. The goal of this bill is to reduce the costs of prescription drugs for Medicare beneficiaries.

Congressman Cohen is a cosponsor of the Seniors Have Eyes, Ears and Teeth Act. This bill allows seniors covered by Medicare to access basic health care necessities such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dental care.

Congressman Cohen is a cosponsor of the Keep Our Pensions Promises Act to prohibit trustees of multiemployer pension plans from reducing retirees’ monthly benefits and safeguard promised benefits by creating a new legacy fund that would insure participants from companies that stop paying into pension plans.

Congressman Cohen is a cosponsor the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, the House Companion to the Senate’s Butch Lewis Act. These bills ensure that all promised pension benefits are paid by creating a Pension Rehabilitation Trust Fund in the U.S. Treasury Department.

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April 2, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS -- Over the past several weeks, Congressman Cohen’s office has received a flood of calls from constituents regarding their ability to receive the economic stimulus payments that Congress passed as part of the CARES Act. Social Security recipients, those who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and other individuals who do not typically file taxes were told they would be required to go through additional hurdles in order to receive this much-needed aid.

March 19, 2020 Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure’s Aviation Subcommittee, today joined Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) and Congressman Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (IL-04) in writing to House and Senate leaders negotiating a possible airline bailout urging them to include consumer and other protections in any deal. 

February 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today received the Tennessee Alzheimer’s Leader Award for his leadership in supporting Tennessee families facing the disease. The award was presented by members of the Tennessee chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in his Memphis district office. 

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

February 12, 2019 Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced Tuesday a $398,778 grant from the National Institute on Aging to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to continue to study the equity and economic effects of Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services.  Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

November 9, 2018 Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen released the following statement commemorating this year’s Veterans Day: 

 “Each November, we pause to pay special tribute to the brave men and women who have served our country in uniform. This year, on Sunday, we also commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the brutality of World War I.  

August 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) expressed his condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of John McCain upon hearing of his death in Arizona, and made the following statement:

August 14, 2018 Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) marked the 83rd anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing the Social Security Act into law on Tuesday and made the following statement:

September 22, 2017 Enewsletters

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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.

August 11, 2017 Enewsletters

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