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January 8, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), who was in the House Gallery on Wednesday when the U.S. Capitol was overrun by insurrectionists, made the following statement on the death of veteran U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick:

January 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) noted the passing of Miriam DeCosta-Willis today, and made the following statement:

January 6, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) was in the House Chamber earlier today when intruders breached U.S. Capitol security and illegally occupied parts of the Capitol Complex. He is safe and plans to vote later this evening to certify the votes of the Electoral College. He made the following statement:

January 5, 2021 Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a $538,500 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for research on immune signaling and stress response.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

January 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today introduced the Nationally Enhancing the Wellbeing of Babies through Outreach and Research Now (NEWBORN) Act to help address America’s unacceptably high infant mortality rate with concrete solutions.  If enacted, the bill would create infant mortality-focused pilot programs in the highest-risk areas of the country to help those most in need addr

January 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) was sworn in today to the 117th Congress, beginning his eighth term representing Memphis, Millington and parts of Shelby County.

Congressman Cohen today also voted to again make Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi of California the Speaker of the House for this two-year Congress.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

January 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the Chairman of House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, today introduced a Constitutional Amendment to reform the Presidential pardon power to address ongoing abuses and prevent its future use to advance conflicts of interest.


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.



March 6, 2012 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen calls out Rush Limbaugh and says his advertisers are accessories to his conduct.

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.