MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today announced that Tennessee will receive historically high levels of funding for the repair, rehabilitation and replacement of its bridges this year and for the next five years because of President Biden’s Infrastructure
MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) plans to commemorate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday Saturday, January 15, and the Federal Holiday and Day of Service in his honor on Monday, January 17, by encouraging everyone to dedicate themselves to his call to “let freedom ring.”
MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Memphis will receive a $198,766 grant from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “ERI: Formation Mechanisms and Modeling of Wake Meandering in Wind Farms.” The work is under the director of Dr.
MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be receiving a $455,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for a project titled “Inflammatory Caspases in Innate Immunity and Inflammation.”
MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that three Memphis area arts organizations will share $45,000 in National Endowment for the Arts grants.
MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a vocal critic of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s relationship with Memphis, its largest customer, today applauded efforts by the Chairs of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and three of its Subcommittees to get answers about the federally chartered company’s ratepayer energy burden and
MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today reviewed the Tennessee House Select Committee on Redistricting proposal adding Tipton County to the 9th Congressional District that he has represented since 2007, and made the following statement:
MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, today discussed Memphis’ priorities for the upcoming Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) and questioned expert witnesses about considering climate change and environmenta
MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today wrote to state Representative Curtis Johnson, chairman of the House Select Committee on Redistricting, urging the Committee to focus on the “shared needs and values of constituents within each community,” and include the entirety of Memphis in a single compact and contiguous congressional di
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Minnie Miñoso belongs in Baseball’s Hall of Fame. The first Afro-Latin player and one of the first Black players to enter the Major Leagues, Minnie started his big-league career in 1948, and played in what had just been a segregated sport in a mostly segregated country.
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.
As the presidential campaign heats up, so too has the movement to abolish or otherwise neutralize the electoral college.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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);