Congressman Cohen Commemorates Anniversary of September 11th

September 10, 2020
Press Release
Attacks 19 years ago, and the needs of survivors, will not be forgotten


MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) remembered the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, and made the following statement:

“We all remember what we were doing when we first heard and saw the horrors of 9/11. I was at Ground Zero weeks after the attacks and saw the wreckage of the Twin Towers. The losses suffered by the FDNY and NYPD have been in my thoughts ever since. Nineteen years on, we highly resolve never to forget those we have lost and promise to take care of all survivors and their loved ones.”

On June 11, 2019, Congressman Cohen, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, presided at a hearing on extending the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. The following day, he voted to advance the measure to the House floor, where it passed. It was signed into law on July 29, 2019.