Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee


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November 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Cohen released the following statement commemorating this year’s Veterans Day:  

“Each November, we pause to pay special tribute to the brave men and women who have served our country in uniform. This year, we also commemorate the 101st anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I.   

November 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today applauded the introduction of the Stadiums Operating under New Guidance (SONG) Act in the U.S. Senate by Tennessee Senators Marsha Blackburn and Lamar Alexander and Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts.

November 6, 2019 Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today wrote to Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, demanding answers regarding the state’s decision to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars to help low-income families through the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program.

Tennessee has the 10th highest poverty rate in the nation.

November 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, will participate Thursday in a Committee on Homeland Security field hearing on “Immigration Raids: Impacts and Aftermath on Mississippi Communities” at Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Mississippi. 

October 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberates, today joined his colleagues to establish rules and procedures for the next phase in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s misconduct.  These new procedures provide a forum of productive open hearings, the


In The News

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.

February 22, 2019 In The News

Shortly before Bill Lee took the oath of office as Tennessee governor and shortly after, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis urged Lee to work toward removing a bust of Confederate general, slave trader and Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest from the state capitol building.



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.