[MEMPHIS, TN] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) issued the following statement to commemorate the 81st anniversary of Social Security, which was signed into law on August 14, 1935:
[MEMPHIS, TN] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) released the following statement on the death on Blues legend and “Queen of Beale Street” Ruby Wilson.
[MEMPHIS, TN] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) released the following statement on the death of Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agent and former Millington Police Officer De'Greaun Frazier who was killed in the line of duty today:
[MEMPHIS, TN] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, today marked the 51st anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and called on Republicans in Congress to allow a vote on bipartisan legislation to restore the VRA. Three years ago, in Shelby County v.
[MEMPHIS, TN] - Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) tonight released the following statement on the passing of Jane Eskind, the first woman to ever win a statewide election in Tennessee:
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President Obama's appointment of Leff was a wise move that underscored his commitment to just and careful consideration of the thousands of petitions for clemency still pending.
As anyone who has flown recently can tell you, airplane seats are getting smaller. In some cases, they are getting a lot smaller.
In his 2016 State of the State address, Governor Haslam bragged that “Tennessee is the first state in the nation to offer high school graduates two years of community or technical college free of tuition and fees. And we’re doing that without raising any taxes.” Free community college without increased taxes may sound great but Tennessee Promise is not free. It comes at the expense of studen
As the Mississippi waters crest and fall, there are certain images that you can’t forget. The mud-soaked kitchen floors, the submerged cars, neighbors wading or even boating from house to house--these pictures of our communities seem both heartbreakingly extraordinary and sadly familiar.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen insists his call for independent prosecutors to investigate cases of deadly police force should not be construed as a slap at the nation's law enforcement officers.
The video that rocked the world in July 2014 showed a group of New York City police officers piling onto Eric Garner, who had resisted when they tried to arrest him for selling loose cigarettes outside the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.
As co-chair of the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus, I have long been a proponent of greater funding for the National Institutes of Health.
There is no one whose life is not touched by disease, and there is no one who cannot benefit from improved medical research. The NIH is our nation's personal Department of Defense for America's health.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen believes when the American flag rises over the U.S. Embassy in Cuba today for the first time in half a century, other barriers will start to fall.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen has been urging President Barack Obama for years to make a forceful case for criminal justice reform.He has written letters to Obama and talked to him personally. He’s had conversations on the subject with Obama’s chief of staff, Denis McDonough, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and former Attorney General Eric Holder.
MEMPHIS,. Tenn — When it comes to civil rights and social justice, Judge D’Army Bailey was considered as being one of its most important crusaders. Congressman Steve Cohen of Memphis knew Bailey for many years.
Congressman Steve Cohen discusses Women's History Month, which is celebrated every March.
Congressman Steve Cohen speaks to WMC Action News 5 about proposed changes in the use of Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship funds, which was originally intended to provide a way for underprivileged Tennessee students with good academic records to pursue a higher education.