Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

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January 19, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today released the following statement after reports that President-elect Donald Trump is planning dramatic cuts to several important federal programs.

January 16, 2017 Press Release

[MEMPHIS, TN] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today at the historic Mason Temple, the site of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s final speech, that he would not be attending the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on Friday, January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. A video of Congressman Cohen’s remarks can be found here.

January 13, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) released the following statement commending the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) and Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) finalization of proposed changes aimed at ending the horrific practice of horse soring.

January 13, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) was appointed by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to serve on the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. The Steering and Policy Committee sets the Democratic policy agenda and nominates Democratic Members for committee assignments.

January 12, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the National Park Service has awarded the City of Memphis’s Division of Housing and Community Development a $400,000 federal grant through the African American Civil Rights Grant Program for the Clayborn Temple Preservation Project.

January 11, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (Jan. 11, 2016) — Today, Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN), and Steve Cohen (D-TN) sent a letter to Congressmen Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to request a hearing on school bus safety.

January 10, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today introduced the Fair Access to Credit Scores Act of 2017, which would include a free reliable, accurate credit score with the free annual credit reports available to consumers by the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

January 5, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) 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.

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In The News

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

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.

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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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