Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee


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July 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Congresswoman Val Demings (FL-10) today introduced the Safer Streets Act, which would create a new grant program to support local communities with high rates of violent crime. Afterward, Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

July 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today welcomed news that Memphis Noticias journalist Manuel Duran has been released from immigration detention, and made the following statement:

July 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Judiciary Committee voted to advance Congressman Steve Cohen’s (TN-09) bill to ensure that certain members of the National Guard and Reserves can obtain bankruptcy relief without filing substantial paperwork required by the “means test” under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code. With the Committee’s vote today, the bill is headed to the House floor.  

July 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, today voted to authorize two sets of subpoenas. The first seeks documents regarding the Trump administration child separation policy and conditions on our southwestern border.

July 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation, today wrote to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acting Administrator Daniel K. Elwell expressing concern that the agency has not begun implementing the Seat Egress in Air Travel (SEAT) Act.

July 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen, a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee and a member of its Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, today questioned expert witnesses on marijuana policy at a hearing on “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform.”  

July 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Congressmen Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) today introduced the Complete Streets Act, legislation that would promote safer and more accessible transportation routes across the United States. 

July 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that Memphis International Airport will be receiving $5,475,065 to update its master plan and $10,010,572 to construct a de-icing pad and related facilities from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program.

July 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Steve Cohen, Jim Cooper, Tim Burchett, John Rose and David Kustoff of Tennessee today introduced the bipartisan Stadiums Operating under New Guidance (SONG) Act which would give the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) the authority to issue Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) for concerts and other events held at st


In The News

January 16, 2017 In The News

, Published 10:39 a.m. CT Jan. 16, 2017 |

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen announced Monday in Memphis he will boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration in solidarity with civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis.

November 3, 2016 In The News

As a nearly ten-year veteran of the House Judiciary Committee – the committee responsible for oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Justice – and Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, earlier this week I called on FBI Director James Comey to resign his position after his recent communication with members of C

October 27, 2016 In The News

MTSU student Emily Webb cobbled together enough money to pay for her first year and a half of expenses. 

But in the last year she had to borrow $5,000 to keep alive her dream of earning a degree from Middle Tennessee State University as tuition and living costs have increased each year.

October 25, 2016 In The News

The giant locomotive whistles, the inspiring speeches, the dazzling display of rainbow lighting on the Harahan Bridge at night, and the first treks across the bridge by foot and by bike are all embedded in Memphis history now, after a weekend that won’t be forgotten by those who were there.

February 25, 2016 In The News

The recent resignation of U.S. Department of Justice Pardon Attorney Deborah Leff, just over a year after she was appointed, is alarming.

President Obama's appointment of Leff was a wise move that underscored his commitment to just and careful consideration of the thousands of petitions for clemency still pending.

February 22, 2016 In The News

As anyone who has flown recently can tell you, airplane seats are getting smaller.  In some cases, they are getting a lot smaller. 

February 11, 2016 In The News

In his 2016 State of the State address, Governor Haslam bragged that “Tennessee is the first state in the nation to offer high school graduates two years of community or technical college free of tuition and fees.  And we’re doing that without raising any taxes.”  Free community college without increased taxes may sound great but Tennessee Promise is not free.  It comes at the expense of studen

January 19, 2016 In The News

As the Mississippi waters crest and fall, there are certain images that you can’t forget. The mud-soaked kitchen floors, the submerged cars, neighbors wading or even boating from house to house--these pictures of our communities seem both heartbreakingly extraordinary and sadly familiar.

January 10, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen insists his call for independent prosecutors to investigate cases of deadly police force should not be construed as a slap at the nation's law enforcement officers.

December 21, 2015 In The News

The video that rocked the world in July 2014 showed a group of New York City police officers piling onto Eric Garner, who had resisted when they tried to arrest him for selling loose cigarettes outside the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.



February 15, 2012 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen spoke on the House floor about legislation he authored with Congressman John Conyers and more than 30 others to honor the pioneers and participants of the Civil Rights Movement with a Congressional Gold Medal.

February 9, 2012 Video

Congressman Cohen speaks about last-minute changes made to the STOCK Act by Republican House Leadership.

February 3, 2012 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen speaks on the House floor about Black History Month.