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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.

March 20, 2019 In The News

I was pleased to read of President Randy Boyd’s announcement that the University of Tennessee will begin offering free tuition to meritorious, need-based students in 2020.

March 20, 2019 In The News

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Every vote counts.


This week saw yet another push from Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen and some Democratic Presidential candidates to abolish the Electoral College.

While President Donald Trump is against the move, some states are trying to bypass Congress and the White House altogether.

March 20, 2019 In The News

Whether they’re streaming a movie on Netflix or buying a music album on iTunes, consumers are at risk of paying multiple taxes on the digital goods and services they buy. That’s simply unfair, and Congress should do something about it.

March 19, 2019 In The News

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) said Tuesday the Electoral College was "conceived in sin" and originally designed to effectively perpetuate slavery.

"The country is different than it was when the Constitution was drafted," Cohen said on CNN while issuing support for the push to move to a national popular vote for presidential elections.

March 12, 2019 In The News

CLARIFICATIONS/CORRECTIONS: This story has been updated to reflect that workers for Jacobs, a contractor hired by the Tennessee Valley Authority to help clean up a 2008 coal ash spill in East Tennessee, say they were misled by supervisors about the dangers of coal ash exposure, citing safety managers who told them they could safely eat a pound of coal ash a day without harm.

March 12, 2019 In The News

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Congressman Steve Cohen is now calling on the FAA to ground all Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes after recent safety concerns.

Twenty airlines have taken the MAX 8 planes out of service in the last two days following the deadly

crash shortly after takeoff in Ethiopia.

About 350 are in operation which equates to about 8,500 flights a week around the world.

March 8, 2019 In The News

Tennessee lawmakers are considering a resolution to express support for a bill in Congress that would require TVA’s board of directors to hold open meetings.

State Sen. Ken Yager, of Kingston, is asking for a Senate resolution to support a bill in Congress to

require TVA to hold open meetings that the public can attend.

February 28, 2019 In The News

Gov. Bill Lee isn’t changing his stance on keeping the bust of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest in the State Capitol in spite of a letter from U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen urging him to seek its removal.

February 24, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen said he’d soon like to have Congressional hearings on the possibility of reparations for slavery. The Memphis Democrat said he’s working on the issue with U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas.