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June 22, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that Shelby County will receive a $35,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support its ongoing air pollution monitoring program.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

June 19, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a 24-year member of the Tennessee State Senate, today condemned the Tennessee General Assembly for making passage of a draconian abortion bill the bargaining chip needed to pass a state budget. The measure was passed in the early hours of Friday morning.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

June 19, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, today announced that Southwest Tennessee Community College will receive a grant of $1,859,883 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to increase student success in community college mathematics through instructional change.

June 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), who in 2008 drafted and passed a historic Congressional resolution apologizing for slavery and Jim Crow-era discrimination, today announced that he will enthusiastically support calls for making Juneteenth a national holiday.

June 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today announced that the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will receive an $11.2 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant from the U.S.

June 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court ruling rejecting the Trump Administration’s effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program shielding those brought to this country as children from being deported. The court ruled that the Trump Administration was arbitrary and capricious when it suddenly ended the program.

June 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee and Chairman of its Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, today urged his colleagues to focus on police overuse of force against African Americans, and not misleading and distracting narratives, in its consideration of the Justice in Policing Act.

June 17, 2020 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business and Economics will receive a $111,999 grant from the National Science Foundation to study how rapid changes in work conditions in response to the pandemic have affected employee well-being.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

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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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