Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

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March 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that Christ Community Health Services Inc. will be receiving a grant of $5,416,771 from the Department of Health and Human Services for its ongoing work meeting the needs of the medically underserved.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

March 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) voted to override President Trump’s veto of a bipartisan resolution to overturn his declaration of a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexican border and to spend unauthorized money on a wall. The override vote, which requires a two-thirds supermajority, failed by a vote of 248 to 181.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

March 22, 2019 Enewsletters

March 22, 2019

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March 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be receiving a $470,098 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to conduct research into schizophrenia.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

March 15, 2019 Enewsletters

March 15th, 2019

Dear Friend,

March 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) voted for and the House passed a resolution, H. Con. Res. 24, expressing a sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2106 Presidential Election should be made public. The vote was 420 to 0.

March 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will be receiving a $609,360 grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to conduct vascular research.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

March 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) went to the House floor this morning to deliver remarks on the life and passing of his friend, Memphis songwriter and recovery minister John Kilzer. See his remarks here.

 

 

March 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Steve Cohen (D-TN) and John Ratcliffe (R-TX) today introduced legislation to protect consumers from unfair taxes on digital goods and services like those purchased over the internet or on smartphones. The Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act would ensure that digital goods and services are not taxed at a higher rate than their tangible counterparts.  

March 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Steve Cohen (D-TN), a senior member of the House Subcommittee on Aviation, today called on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ground 737 Max 8 planes until it can confirm that they are safe to fly.  See his letter to Acting FAA Administrator Daniel K.

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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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Videos

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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