Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Congressman Cohen Named one of 34 “Notable Leaders” in the House on International Religious Freedom Scorecard

September 19, 2019
Press Release
Assessment based on voting record on religious freedom issues

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that he has been named as one of 34 members of the U.S. House of Representatives who are “Notable Leaders” on international religious freedom issues. The assessment was made by 21Wilberforce, a Christian human rights organization dedicated to defending universal rights of religion, belief and conscience, based on his voting record on 64 measures introduced in the 115th Congress (January 3, 2017 through January 3, 2019).  

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

“I’m proud to be recognized for my work promoting and protecting international religious freedom, an issue I’ve made a top priority during my entire public career. Nothing is more important than the freedom of conscience.” 

Congressman Cohen serves on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, which monitors and promotes human rights, including freedom of religion. He is also a member of the Bipartisan Task Force for Combatting Anti-Semitism.