Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

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June 27, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today passed an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill introduced by Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) to require the FAA to establish a minimum seat size on commercial airlines as well as a minimum distance between rows of seats to protect the safety and health of airline passengers.

June 23, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today announced that he would be offering the bipartisan, bicameral Seat Egress in Air Travel (SEAT) Act (H.R.

June 22, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) issued the following statement on the University of Memphis and Christian Brothers University’s decision to enroll students who have been approved for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

June 22, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today released the following statement on the Senate Republicans’ draft bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act:

June 20, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today to honor the seven United States Navy sailors who died after the USS Fitzgerald collided with a Japanese container ship off the coast of Japan on June 17, 2017.

June 20, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, and nearly 200 Members of Congress have filed a federal lawsuit against President Trump for allegedly violating one of the Constitution’s critical anti-corruption provisions: the Foreign Emoluments Clause.  The Clause prohibits the President from accept

June 19, 2017 Press Release

[MEMPHIS, TN] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) issued the following statement commemorating the 152nd anniversary of Juneteenth and recognizing the 24th Annual Celebration of the Juneteenth Urban Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee:

June 16, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) released the following statement after President Trump announced he would reverse President Obama’s policy of normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba:

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In The News

June 5, 2017 In The News

“And now it’s on to Chicago, and let’s win there,” Senator Robert F. Kennedy triumphantly declared during his speech after a decisive victory in the California Democratic primary on June 5, 1968.

March 20, 2017 In The News

Last year, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump condescendingly said to African-Americans, “You live in your poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs ... What the hell do you have to lose?”

We now know the answer: A lot.

January 16, 2017 In The News

, poe@commercialappeal.com Published 10:39 a.m. CT Jan. 16, 2017 |

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen announced Monday in Memphis he will boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration in solidarity with civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis.

November 3, 2016 In The News

As a nearly ten-year veteran of the House Judiciary Committee – the committee responsible for oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Justice – and Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, earlier this week I called on FBI Director James Comey to resign his position after his recent communication with members of C

October 27, 2016 In The News

MTSU student Emily Webb cobbled together enough money to pay for her first year and a half of expenses. 

But in the last year she had to borrow $5,000 to keep alive her dream of earning a degree from Middle Tennessee State University as tuition and living costs have increased each year.

October 25, 2016 In The News

The giant locomotive whistles, the inspiring speeches, the dazzling display of rainbow lighting on the Harahan Bridge at night, and the first treks across the bridge by foot and by bike are all embedded in Memphis history now, after a weekend that won’t be forgotten by those who were there.

February 25, 2016 In The News

The recent resignation of U.S. Department of Justice Pardon Attorney Deborah Leff, just over a year after she was appointed, is alarming.

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.

February 22, 2016 In The News

As anyone who has flown recently can tell you, airplane seats are getting smaller.  In some cases, they are getting a lot smaller. 

February 11, 2016 In The News

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

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March 20, 2012 Video
Congressman Steve Cohen speaks on the House floor about the Affordable Care Act and its many benefits.
March 8, 2012 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen discusses Women's History Month, which is celebrated every March.

March 6, 2012 Video

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.

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