Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

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December 7, 2016 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today introduced the Bring Enhanced Liability in Transportation for Students (BELTS) Act to help protect children who ride on school buses.

December 6, 2016 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, today participated in a forum hosted by members of the House Judiciary Committee with bipartisan experts and noted scholars to discuss proposed reforms to the current method of presidential selection, entitled “The Electoral College and the Future of Amer

December 5, 2016 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today released the following statement on the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to not issue a permit for the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. The Army Corps of Engineers announced that it plans to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for alternative routes.

December 1, 2016 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, today introduced an amendment to the United States Constitution that would eliminate the Electoral College and provide for the direct election of the President and Vice President of the United States.

November 30, 2016 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Today the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act by a vote of  392 to 26, which included the Ensuring Useful Research Expenditures is Key for Alzheimer’s (EUREKA) Act (H.R.

November 29, 2016 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, sent a letter to President Obama urging him to do everything in his power to expedite the clemency review process so he can commute as many unjust sentences as possible before President-elect Donald Trump, who is unlikely to utilize this power, takes offi

November 29, 2016 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today praised Cargill, Incorporated and Calysta, Inc. for selecting Cargill’s 69-acre property on President’s Island in Memphis to house the world’s largest fermentation facility to produce Calysta’s FeedKind® protein, a family of sustainable, traceable nutritional ingredients for fish, livestock, and pets.

November 22, 2016 Press Release

[MEMPHIS, TN] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), who has consistently urged President Obama to use his constitutional power to bring about justice through commutations and pardons, today welcomed President Obama’s decision to commute the sentences of 79 federal inmates for mostly non-violent drug related convictions, but urged the President to do more.

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In The News

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

January 19, 2016 In The News

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.

January 10, 2016 In The News

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.

December 21, 2015 In The News

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.

November 18, 2015 In The News

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.

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Videos

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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