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October 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) went to the House floor this afternoon to commend the Ford Motor Company for its commitment to invest $5.6 billion to build a 3,600-acre mega campus, Blue Oval City, on the Memphis Regional Megasite in Haywood County.

October 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, today questioned Attorney General Merrick Garland at an oversight hearing on the Department of Justice.

October 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen learned of the passing of Bishop W.A. Sesley, the longtime leader of the Morning Star Holiness Church in Memphis, and made the following statement:

October 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) went to the House floor this evening to urge his Congressional colleagues to support the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) already passed in the Senate.

October 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, today presided at a hearing on “Oversight of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: The Current State of Integration of People with Disabilities.”

October 18, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, today announced a $475,000 grant to Memphis and Shelby County to address sexual behavior problems in youth from the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention.

October 14, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the Judiciary Committee and its Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, today announced that Memphis and Shelby County will share an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant of $931,746 from the Department of Justice.

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In The News

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.

November 18, 2015 In The News

As co-chair of the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus, I have long been a proponent of greater funding for the National Institutes of Health.

There is no one whose life is not touched by disease, and there is no one who cannot benefit from improved medical research. The NIH is our nation's personal Department of Defense for America's health.

August 14, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen believes when the American flag rises over the U.S. Embassy in Cuba today for the first time in half a century, other barriers will start to fall.

July 19, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen has been urging President Barack Obama for years to make a forceful case for criminal justice reform.He has written letters to Obama and talked to him personally. He’s had conversations on the subject with Obama’s chief of staff, Denis McDonough, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and former Attorney General Eric Holder.

July 12, 2015 In The News

MEMPHIS,. Tenn — When it comes to civil rights and social justice, Judge D’Army Bailey was considered as being one of its most important crusaders. Congressman Steve Cohen of Memphis knew Bailey for many years.

June 28, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe has deep-seated roots in the old South. Some of his family members fought in the Confederate army during the Civil War.

But asked on a radio show last week whether it’s time for South Carolina to remove the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of its statehouse, the congressman conceded, “It probably is.”

June 17, 2015 In The News

The airline industry has hit the brakes on its program to shrink the size of carry-on luggage “in light of concerns expressed primarily in North America.”

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June 16, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is trying to stop U.S. airlines from shrinking the size of carry-on luggage allowed on planes.

The Memphis Democrat filed legislation late Monday that would bar airlines that charge passengers a fee for checked luggage from reducing the maximum size of carry-on bags.

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May 20, 2015 In The News

Congressman Steve Cohen introduced an amendment today that would give Downtown the first consideration when the federal government is deciding where to build.

Cohen is proposing an amendment to H.R. 2322 – STRONG Act that would instructs the General Services Administration to give first consideration to urban/downtown areas when deciding the location of new federal buildings.

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May 19, 2015 In The News

In the wake of recent highly publicized tragedies in Ferguson, Cleveland, Staten Island, North Charleston and Baltimore, it is abundantly clear that the gulf of mistrust between some local law enforcement agencies and many communities of color is very deep and in urgent need of repair.

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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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