Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

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June 19, 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 over a hearing on “H.R.

June 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) applauded House passage of his amendment to the State and Foreign Operations spending bill that would prohibit certain federal departments and agencies from spending taxpayer dollars at Trump-owned businesses. The vote was 231 to 187.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

June 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Ben Cline (VA-06) introduced the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act to ensure that certain members of the National Guard and Reserves who fall on hard economic times after their military service will continue to obtain bankruptcy relief without having to fill out the substantial paperwork required by the so-called “means test

June 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will be receiving $699,999 from the Department of Health and Human Services for its advanced nursing training program. UTHSC has received $8,165,704 in federal grants so far this year.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

June 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, will preside at a hearing Wednesday on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act, and the Path to Restorative Justice.

June 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Memphis will be receiving $395,791 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for research identifying the neurophysiological basis of “risky decision-making.”

June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Danny Davis (IL-07) today introduced the Julius Rosenwald and Rosenwald Schools Study Act.

June 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that the National Science Foundation will be awarding Rhodes College $133,718 to study judicial decision making.

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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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