Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

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March 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be receiving a $470,098 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to conduct research into schizophrenia.

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March 15, 2019 Enewsletters

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March 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) voted for and the House passed a resolution, H. Con. Res. 24, expressing a sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2106 Presidential Election should be made public. The vote was 420 to 0.

March 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will be receiving a $609,360 grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to conduct vascular research.

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March 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) went to the House floor this morning to deliver remarks on the life and passing of his friend, Memphis songwriter and recovery minister John Kilzer. See his remarks here.

 

 

March 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Steve Cohen (D-TN) and John Ratcliffe (R-TX) today introduced legislation to protect consumers from unfair taxes on digital goods and services like those purchased over the internet or on smartphones. The Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act would ensure that digital goods and services are not taxed at a higher rate than their tangible counterparts.  

March 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Steve Cohen (D-TN), a senior member of the House Subcommittee on Aviation, today called on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ground 737 Max 8 planes until it can confirm that they are safe to fly.  See his letter to Acting FAA Administrator Daniel K.

March 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, today presided at a hearing on the history and enforcement of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

March 8, 2019 Enewsletters

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March 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today voted for, and the House passed, H.R. 1 – the For the People Act – to restore our democracy and clean up corruption. The vote was 234 to 193.

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In The News

September 5, 2014 In The News

Congressman Steve Cohen (D-District 9) of Memphis said Memphis will receive $148,885 in federal funding for violent gang and gun violence reduction efforts in Memphis.

August 29, 2014 In The News

MEMPHIS, TN - A medical miracle is needed to save 2-year-old Chloe Grauer. Her family, desperate for help, has found themselves in a battle for medical cannibas oil, despite a new state law.

August 15, 2014 In The News

Memphis Rep. Steve Cohen has signed on to a letter issued Thursday demanding a hearing on the use of force by local law enforcement officials during the protests in Ferguson, Mo.

August 15, 2014 In The News

MEMPHIS, TN - Congressman Steve Cohen has asked judicial committee chair Bob Goodlatte for a hearing on police brutality. He says following the Ferguson shooting and protest and so many other incidents, this is a civil rights issues and he wants it reviewed.

It's been a tough week for Ferguson, Mo. as people across the country watched events unfold.

August 15, 2014 In The News

Since protests erupted over the death of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old African American man shot to death by a Caucasian police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, police clad in riot gear have unleashed tear gas and smoke bombs to try to control demonstrators.

August 14, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen and two other Congress members called Thursday for a congressional hearing into reports of police misuse of force in Ferguson, Mo.

August 12, 2014 In The News

Memphis City Council members Harold Collins and Myron Lowery Tuesday stood in the parking lot turned construction zone where the Memphis Health Center is expanding on E.H. Crump Boulevard near Danny Thomas.

August 5, 2014 In The News

Members of the U.S. Congress are losing patience with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

In a sharply worded letter, Democrats and Republicans who've led House efforts to advance U.S.-Turkish relations warned Erdogan last week about what they considered to be his anti-Semitic comments. They told him he risked damaging ties between the United States and Turkey.

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June 26, 2014 In The News

For two days, the main theme on Capitol Hill, at least for Democrats, has been voting rights.

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March 14, 2011 In The News
The One Hundred Twelfth United States Congress is the next meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 2011 to January 3, 2013.

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November 29, 2011 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen speaks on the House floor about legislation he authored to help veterans struggling with bankruptcy.

November 29, 2011 Video

Congressman Cohen on Up with Chris Hayes, joined by Reihan Salam of The Daily, MSNBC contributor Melissa Harris-Perry, and former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert. Part 2 of 2. Uploaded with permission from MSNBC.

November 29, 2011 Video

Congressman Cohen on Up with Chris Hayes, joined by Reihan Salam of The Daily, MSNBC contributor Melissa Harris-Perry, and former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert. Part 1 of 2. Uploaded with permission from MSNBC.

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