Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

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October 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, today presided over a hearing on legislative proposals to strengthen the Voting Rights Act in the wake of the Supreme Court’s disastrous 2013 ruling in Shelby County v. Holder.

October 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Steve Cohen, Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's decision to hold the 2020 G7 Summit at Trump National Doral Miami, a potential violation of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clauses:

October 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today remembered his friend and colleague Elijah Cummings of Maryland, who died this morning in Baltimore, and made the following statement:

October 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Cohen will host a “Complete Streets” roundtable discussion with critical stakeholders to address Memphis’ unfortunate distinction as one of the most unsafe cities in the nation for pedestrians, bicyclists and public transit users. Congressman Cohen has introduced H.R.

October 4, 2019 Enewsletters

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September 27, 2019 Enewsletters

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September 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today questioned witnesses at a House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Securing examining “Community Responses to Violence in Our Cities,” noting that Memphis is affected by poverty and violent crime. Congressman Cohen also described his 

September 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, today spoke on the House floor and condemned President Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine’s president to interfere with the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

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In The News

January 16, 2017 In The News

, poe@commercialappeal.com 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.

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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.

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