WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today remembered the April 4, 1968 assassination of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Dr. King was in Memphis to help 1,300 striking sanitation workers and was shot by an assassin. The whole world mourned the death of the Nobel Peace Prize winner.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a Member of the bicameral U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (known as The Helsinki Commission), today made the following statement commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
WASHINGTON -- Today, Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) voted to pass H. Res. 271, a resolution condemning the Trump Administration’s participation in the Texas v.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, today voted to authorize the use of subpoena power to compel the Department of Justice to release Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report to Congress. The vote in the Judiciary Committee was 24 to 17.
WASHINGTON – Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI), Dick Durbin (D-IL) Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), introduced a Senate companion to Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Congressman Steve Cohen’s proposed constitutional amendment (
March 29, 2019
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today voted for, and the House passed, H.R.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) today introduced the DUI Reporting Act to address the loophole in our nation’s drunken-driving laws that enables repeat DUI offenders to be charged and tried as first-time offenders because of inconsistent reporting.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) wrote to the outgoing and incoming presidents and CEOs of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) today following their recent meeting with the Tennessee congressional delegation to express his concern that they are not treating the cleanup of the coal ash found in the groundwater at the Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis with sufficient urgency.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) was the only member of the Tennessee Congressional delegation to receive a perfect score on the Defenders of Wildlife Conservation Report Card for the 2nd Session of the 115th Congress.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congressman Cohen speaks on the House floor about Kelloggs' "Share Your Breakfast" program as part of National School Breakfast Week.