Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

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February 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) noted the passing of 13-term North Carolina Congressman Walter B. Jones Jr. on Sunday, and made the following statement:

February 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, questioned Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker at a Judiciary Committee oversight hearing today.

February 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) recalled his congressional colleague John Dingell of Michigan, the longest serving member of Congress, who passed away Thursday at 92.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

February 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) hailed House passage of the Open Book to Equal Access to Justice Act, a bill he introduced earlier this year with Representative Doug Collins (R-GA).

While managing floor debate on the bill this afternoon for the Democratic side of the aisle prior to House passage, Congressman Cohen argued:

February 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) voted today to authorize the Judiciary Committee to subpoena Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker if he fails to appear or refuses to answer questions at a scheduled oversight hearing on Friday. The committee approved a resolution to authorize the subpoena by a vote of 23 to 13.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

February 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Tim Burchett (TN-02) today wrote Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) President William D.

February 5, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) watched President Trump’s second State of the Union message to Congress on television at his office in the Rayburn House Office Building and released the following statement:

February 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) paid tribute to Memphis disc jockey George “GK” Klein, a friend of Elvis Presley since they met at Humes High School at age 13. Klein was a groomsman in Elvis’ wedding and was a pall bearer at his 1977 funeral. Klein died Tuesday evening at 83.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

February 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) reviewed Governor Bill Lee’s first major legislative initiative, a plan announced today to expand vocational and technical education using money generated by the Tennessee Lottery, and made the following statement:

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In The News

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.

November 18, 2015 In The News

As co-chair of the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus, I have long been a proponent of greater funding for the National Institutes of Health.

There is no one whose life is not touched by disease, and there is no one who cannot benefit from improved medical research. The NIH is our nation's personal Department of Defense for America's health.

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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.

March 6, 2012 Video

Congressman Cohen speaks on the House floor about Kelloggs' "Share Your Breakfast" program as part of National School Breakfast Week.

March 6, 2012 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen calls out Rush Limbaugh and says his advertisers are accessories to his conduct.

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