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May 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today released the following statement regarding the closure of the I-40 Hernando DeSoto bridge over the Mississippi River for emergency maintenance.

May 11, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its Subcommittee on Aviation, today announced a grant of $15,000,000 to Memphis International Airport from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to support the ongoing construction of deicing pads and associated facilities.

May 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today introduced the Interstate Rail Compacts Advancement Act, a bill to create multi-state passenger rail commissions to promote regional coordination and sustain a vision of passenger rail service across America.  

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

May 7, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) has been monitoring the situation involving the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Officer and Memphis Police Department Officer shot this afternoon in North Memphis, and made the following statement:

May 7, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that Memphis will receive $15,502,585 and Shelby County will receive $6,812,110 in Emergency Rental Assistance. The funding, in coordination with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the White House American Rescue Plan Implementation Team and the U.S.

May 7, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will receive research grants from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The grant to St. Jude, for $448,750, is for work on interneuron circuits in the spinal motor system.

May 6, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) will meet with Second Gentleman of the United States Douglas Emhoff and Labor Secretary Martin Walsh as they visit Memphis today and will participate with them in a roundtable discussion at the Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

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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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March 8, 2021 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen hosts a COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall with a panel of experts on March 8, 2021. It was an honest and open discussion about COVID-19, vaccines, and the Memphis area's response to the pandemic.

The panel included:

• Dr. Monica Webb Hooper, Deputy Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD);

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