WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) marked the start of Black History Month today and made the following statement:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) responded to the news today that the four-year-old Electrolux plant, lured to Memphis with an estimated $188 million in government incentives, will close in 2020 with the following statement:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), who was named to the Committee on Science, Space and Technology last week, today was selected by his congressional colleagues to serve on its Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight and on its Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
Congressman Cohen made the following comment:
WASHINGTON – Congressmen Steve Cohen (TN-09), Danny Davis (IL-07) and Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today introduced the Private Student Loan Bankruptcy Fairness Act. This legislation would restore fairness in student lending by treating privately issued student loans the same as other types of private debt are treated in bankruptcy.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus and a prime sponsor of two anti-animal cruelty bills in the last Congress, again received a “100+” score from the Humane Society of the United States for his leadership on its issues.
Congressman Cohen made the following statement:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) reacted to news late this afternoon that President Trump has agreed to re-open agencies closed in the Trump Shutdown without the $5.7 billion border wall he had been demanding as a condition for ending payless paydays for 800,000 federal employees. The shutdown has lasted a record-breaking 35 days.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today made the following statement about International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is Sunday, January 27:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, today introduced the Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act.
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen believes when the American flag rises over the U.S. Embassy in Cuba today for the first time in half a century, other barriers will start to fall.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen has been urging President Barack Obama for years to make a forceful case for criminal justice reform.He has written letters to Obama and talked to him personally. He’s had conversations on the subject with Obama’s chief of staff, Denis McDonough, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and former Attorney General Eric Holder.
MEMPHIS,. Tenn — When it comes to civil rights and social justice, Judge D’Army Bailey was considered as being one of its most important crusaders. Congressman Steve Cohen of Memphis knew Bailey for many years.
U.S. Rep. Phil Roe has deep-seated roots in the old South. Some of his family members fought in the Confederate army during the Civil War.
But asked on a radio show last week whether it’s time for South Carolina to remove the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of its statehouse, the congressman conceded, “It probably is.”
The airline industry has hit the brakes on its program to shrink the size of carry-on luggage “in light of concerns expressed primarily in North America.”
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is trying to stop U.S. airlines from shrinking the size of carry-on luggage allowed on planes.
The Memphis Democrat filed legislation late Monday that would bar airlines that charge passengers a fee for checked luggage from reducing the maximum size of carry-on bags.
Congressman Steve Cohen introduced an amendment today that would give Downtown the first consideration when the federal government is deciding where to build.
Cohen is proposing an amendment to H.R. 2322 – STRONG Act that would instructs the General Services Administration to give first consideration to urban/downtown areas when deciding the location of new federal buildings.
In the wake of recent highly publicized tragedies in Ferguson, Cleveland, Staten Island, North Charleston and Baltimore, it is abundantly clear that the gulf of mistrust between some local law enforcement agencies and many communities of color is very deep and in urgent need of repair.
Insurmountable student loan debt has been making headlines in recent years, but it’s not news to Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN). While a state senator in Tennessee, Cohen learned of the plight of a former intern who was in burdened with student loan debt. “I saw that and realized how unfair it was,” Cohen told Blue Nation Review. “It was stifling her life and her advancement.”
Cases involving police use of deadly force should be investigated by an independent prosecutor instead of local prosecuting attorneys who often work closely with law-enforcement officers and thus have a conflict of interest, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen said Wednesday.
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.