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February 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that Memphis will receive $ $14,579,939 and Shelby County will receive $1,603,845 in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

February 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, today went to the floor of the House to urge passage of The Equality Act (H.R. 5). The measure passed the House this afternoon on a vote of 224 to 206.

February 25, 2021 Press Release

Bills aimed at improving police-community relations, diversity training

February 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), also known as the Helsinki Commission, today participated in an international virtual meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly and spoke of the need for repressive governments to promote freedom.

February 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen, a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee and its Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security today questioned expert witnesses in a hearing on “The Rise of Domestic Terrorism in America.”

February 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Memphis will receive a $593,239 grant from the National Science Foundation underwriting a project involving three-dimensional super-resolution light microscopy of thick, unprocessed biological samples.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

February 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee and its Subcommittee on the Courts, today participated in a hearing on “The Need for Lower Court Judgeships – 30 Years in the Making.” Congressman Cohen focused his questions to the panel of expert witnesses on the need for more federal appellate court judgeships and importance of a diverse federal ju

February 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the Memphis Housing Authority will receive $6,869,040 and the Millington Housing Authority will receive $207,199 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Capital Fund Program.

February 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today questioned expert witnesses about the treatment of African Americans during traffic stops.

February 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Massachusetts), and Congressmen Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) today introduced the Complete Streets Act, legislation that would promote safer and more accessible transportation routes across the United States.

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April 8, 2019 In The News

NEW MARKET, Tenn. — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is asking for a federal investigation of a fire that destroyed the main office at a Tennessee center that played a prominent role in the civil rights movement.

April 7, 2019 In The News

As the presidential campaign heats up, so too has the movement to abolish or otherwise neutralize the electoral college.

March 29, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen has asked for a congressional hearing on the impacts of coal-burning energy plants and coal ash dumps on health, groundwater, and aquatic life.

March 29, 2019 In The News

Washington, DC – Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) and Steve Cohen (D-TN) introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Stop Underrides Act to help prevent deadly truck underride crashes with Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Marco Rubio (R-FL).

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March 27, 2019 In The News

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Tennessee lawmaker has introduced a bill that would change the way law enforcement across the country reports DUI arrests.

The DUI Reporting Act would harmonize law enforcement reporting of DUI arrests, allowing police officers anywhere immediate access to the latest data, including pending cases, during traffic stops.

March 27, 2019 In The News

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Federal and state lawmakers are calling on the Tennessee Valley Authority to expedite its efforts to clean-up the toxic coal ash in Memphis.

TVA said there are nearly three million cubic yards of coal ash still sitting at the site on President’s Island.

March 27, 2019 In The News

On Tuesday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos went before a House appropriations subcommittee and, as she has in every previous year of the Trump presidency, requested a series of huge cuts to the Department of Education—$7 billion in total this time around, which is roughly 10 percent of the department’s budget.

March 27, 2019 In The News

House Democrats raised concerns Wednesday that President Donald Trump, newly emboldened after the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, could seek to pardon associates and allies entangled in the multiyear investigation.

March 26, 2019 In The News

Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) clean up of the coal ash at its now-idled Allen Fossil Plant could take up to 20 years and Rep. Steve Cohen told TVA leaders Tuesday that's too long.

March 25, 2019 In The News

Recently, I testified before the House Budget Committee to advocate for a people-oriented budget that would build a stronger and healthier nation. If our budget is to truly reflect our values, it is time to significantly increase non-defense spending to combat compelling needs at home.

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