WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today voted for and the House passed H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2025 and give 33 million Americans a raise. The vote was 231 to 199.
After the vote, Congressman Cohen made the following statement:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, today voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt of Congress for their willful failure to comply with lawful subpoenas and document requests. The vote was 230 to 198.
Afterward, Congressman Cohen made the following statement:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation, questioned witnesses about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) inaction on implementation of the Seat Egress in Air Travel (SEAT) Act that became law more than nine months ago.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology Committee, today questioned a witness at a Joint Subcommittee hearing on “Scientific Integrity in Federal Agencies.”
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) cosponsored and voted in favor of H. Res. 489 that reaffirms our national values and condemns President Trump’s recent tweets that four Members of Congress should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” The vote was 240 to 187.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, provided opening remarks at a hearing on “Responding to Hate Crimes: The Role of Religious Actors.”
In the hearing, Congressman Cohen said:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, today questioned witnesses at a hearing on “Women and Girls in the Criminal Justice System.”
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today introduced H. Res. 490, a resolution of censure against President Trump for his racist and xenophobic comments about freshman Democratic Members Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna S. Pressley of Massachusetts.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Congresswoman Val Demings (FL-10) today introduced the Safer Streets Act, which would create a new grant program to support local communities with high rates of violent crime. Afterward, Congressman Cohen made the following statement:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today welcomed news that Memphis Noticias journalist Manuel Duran has been released from immigration detention, and made the following statement:
In The News
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A multi-million dollar federal grant will be used to help people in Memphis get the training they need to hopefully land some good paying jobs.
The $8,083,138 federal grant will help up to, “960 long-term unemployed citizens in the Memphis metropolitan area find good paying jobs in high-skills industries.”
The University of Memphis on Thursday vaulted into a class of the nation’s top-tier universities seeking to harness the power of “big data” in biomedical research by landing a $10.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
A U.S. Small Business Administration outreach center will be open Wednesday through Oct. 14 to process disaster loan applications from residents affected by September flooding, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, announced.
The center will operate in Building C, Room 133 of the Shelby County Emergency Operations Center, 1075 Mullins Station.
A constant theme of the Memphis and Shelby County mayors and Greater Memphis Chamber leadership is that if Memphis and Shelby County expect to attract high-paying jobs, it is imperative that this community have a skilled workforce.
Educators also have bought into that goal, putting initiatives in place to graduate either job-ready or college-ready students.
The U.S. Department of Labor will grant $3.27 million in job training funds to William R. Moore College of Technology and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced an $856,363 federal grant to help the Shelby County Board of Education address and reduce youth violence and violence in schools. This funding comes through the U.S.
MEMPHIS, TN - Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are wrapping up their session this week.
It is considered by some to be the shortest legislative session in more than 50 years.
"We've got one more week in Congress and that's it," Tennessee Representative Steve Cohen said.
Cohen said he wants to see more done before congress adjourns on Friday.
Students at Oakhaven Middle School proved to be a receptive audience Monday morning as they got a visit from Congressman Steve Cohen (D-9th District) of Memphis, who attended an event in support of Constitution Week in America.
Fear of the Yelp review has driven some businesses around the country to attempt to fine customers for writing a bad review online.
California Rep. Eric Swalwell says this is a violation of free speech and will propose legislation this week to make it illegal.
Seedco has received more than $1.4 million that will be used to provide Tennesseans with access to health insurance.
The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services through their Navigator grant program.
Congressman Steve Cohen speaks on the House floor about the importance of the U.S. Postal Service.
Congressman Steve Cohen speaks on the House floor about GOP efforts to rollback regulations.