Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

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June 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded grants totaling more than 12.5 million dollars to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and the Shelby County Board of Education’s Head Start Program. 

June 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that Children’s Bureau, Inc., of Memphis has been awarded a $1,122,265 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support Early Head Start (EHS) projects.

June 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) said today that a weekend gathering of white nationalists at Montgomery Bell State Park, and a speech by former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, will send the wrong, hateful message from the Volunteer State. He made the following statement:

June 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) expressed sadness at yet another child killed in gun violence – this time, 12-year-old Tytkeanna James on Tuesday – and urged all gun owners to be more attentive to the safe storage and handling of firearms and to consider using gun-trigger locks available at all Memphis Police Department precincts. He made the following statement:

June 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded two grants for projects implemented by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital totaling over $1.26 million.

June 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Two environmentally friendly amendments offered by Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) passed the House this morning as part of a federal spending package covering annual Energy & Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations.

June 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) offered an amendment to a House spending bill to prohibit the House of Representatives from purchasing plastic drinking straws for its cafeterias and food service areas. The amendment passed late this evening by a voice vote.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

June 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, expressed disappointment at the House Majority’s decisions to prevent his amendments that would have prohibited certain federal spending at businesses owned by President Trump from receiving a floor vote. He released the following statement:

June 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the Memphis Health Center has been awarded a grant of $4,499,085 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The funding comes through the Health Resource and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Health Center Cluster grant program.

June 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) attended the memorial service marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Senator Robert Francis Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery today and released the following statement:

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In The News

October 26, 2017 In The News

I am deeply concerned about Governor Haslam’s decision to reintroduce work requirements for recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in most Tennessee counties.

October 3, 2017 In The News

Each year, Congress works hard to pass bills that will help the American people. While acrimony and partisanship have made this more difficult, lawmakers are considering two bills that have bipartisan support on Capitol Hill and among the American people: H.R. 2327 and H.R.

September 18, 2017 In The News

The incidents at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center reported last week by the USA Today Network are disturbing and unacceptable.

August 17, 2017 In The News

Rep. Steve Cohen announced Thursday that he would introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump following the president's comments about the violent attacks in Charlottesville, Va., saying the president had "failed the presidential test of moral leadership."

July 28, 2017 In The News

New York Times columnist David Leonhardt recently highlighted the current trend to focus on vocational training as a cure-all for job preparedness, student debt and poor matriculation.

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.

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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.

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