Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

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July 19, 2019 Enewsletters

July 19, 2019

July 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today introduced the Equal Employment for All Act to protect job seekers from unfair discrimination from employers based on credit ratings. The legislation would protect prospective employees from being forced to disclose their credit history as part of an employer’s application process.

July 18, 2019 Press Release

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: 

July 17, 2019 Press Release

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: 

July 17, 2019 Press Release

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.

July 17, 2019 Press Release

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.” 

July 16, 2019 Press Release

 

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. 

July 16, 2019 Press Release

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: 

July 16, 2019 Press Release

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.” 

July 15, 2019 Press Release

 

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.

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In The News

February 16, 2019 In The News

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee lawmakers are responding to President Trump's decision to declare a national emergency at the border. This move will allow for more federal money for the wall at the U.S. Mexico border.

October 26, 2017 In The News

I am deeply concerned about Governor Haslam’s decision to reintroduce work requirements for recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in most Tennessee counties.

October 3, 2017 In The News

Each year, Congress works hard to pass bills that will help the American people. While acrimony and partisanship have made this more difficult, lawmakers are considering two bills that have bipartisan support on Capitol Hill and among the American people: H.R. 2327 and H.R.

September 18, 2017 In The News

The incidents at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center reported last week by the USA Today Network are disturbing and unacceptable.

August 17, 2017 In The News

Rep. Steve Cohen announced Thursday that he would introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump following the president's comments about the violent attacks in Charlottesville, Va., saying the president had "failed the presidential test of moral leadership."

July 28, 2017 In The News

New York Times columnist David Leonhardt recently highlighted the current trend to focus on vocational training as a cure-all for job preparedness, student debt and poor matriculation.

June 5, 2017 In The News

“And now it’s on to Chicago, and let’s win there,” Senator Robert F. Kennedy triumphantly declared during his speech after a decisive victory in the California Democratic primary on June 5, 1968.

March 20, 2017 In The News

Last year, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump condescendingly said to African-Americans, “You live in your poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs ... What the hell do you have to lose?”

We now know the answer: A lot.

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March 5, 2012 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen speaks out on the House floor against Rush Limbaugh's attacks on Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke, who testified before a House Democratic panel after being denied an opportunity to testify at a GOP-led hearing.

March 1, 2012 Video
Congressman Steve Cohen spoke on the House floor about the indications of an improving economy.
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February 27, 2012 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen speaks on the House floor about 'Undefeated' winning an Academy Award for best documentary.

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