Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee


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May 23, 2019 Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) noted the passing of his friend Roger T. Knox, and made the following statement:

May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), and Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) and Betty McCollum (MN-04) led a letter with 32 other representatives to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler asking for an explanation of why the agency disregarded the advice of its own scientists by issuing a rule restricting but not banning asbestos, a known carcinogen.

May 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen’s amendment providing free credit scores to consumers passed the House today and was made a part of the Consumers First Act. The bill provides sweeping consumer protections eroded by the Trump Administration. It passed on a vote of 231 to 191.

May 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today introduced the Fair Access to Credit Scores Act of 2019, which would provide a free and accurate credit score with the free annual credit reports that are already available to consumers through the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

May 17, 2019 Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) voted for, and the House passed, H.R. 5, the Equality Act, which amends federal civil rights laws to explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in education, employment, housing, credit, federal jury service, public accommodations and the use of federal funds. The vote was 236 to 173.

May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today voted for, and the House passed, H.R. 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act. The vote was 234 to 183.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the Congressional Arts Caucus, today announced that the National Endowment for the Arts will be making grants to Creative Aging Memphis ($10,000) to support its Senior Arts Series; New Ballet Ensemble ($30,000) to support year-round dance instruction, mentoring and tutoring; and Opera Memphis Inc.

May 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will provide the Millington-Memphis Airport $10 million in supplemental funding to rehabilitate runways.


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.