Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee


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February 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that the National Science Foundation has awarded a $252,934 grant to the University of Memphis for a multidisciplinary program for undergraduates in the Physics and Material Sciences program. The grant underwrites a summer program in which students will be immersed in research-intensive activities.

February 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) voted for, and the House passed, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, the first significant gun violence protection bill in years. The vote was 240 to 190.

February 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representatives Steve Cohen (TN-09), Peter King (NY-02), Dina Titus (NV-01) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) today introduced the Horse Transportation Safety Act, a measure to ensure the safe and humane treatment of horses on roads and highways by ending the exploitation of a regulatory loophole designed to ban transport of horses in double-deck trailers.

February 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today met in his office with XPO Logistics officials and their consultants to begin review of personnel policies and the company’s decision to close its Memphis warehouse, laying off more than 400 employees.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

February 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be receiving a Cancer Support Center grant of $6,533,713 from the National Cancer Institute, and made the following statement:

February 26, 2019 Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) will speak at the funeral for Judge Russell B. Sugarmon Jr. at noon today at Metropolitan Baptist Church, remembering the life of his friend and mentor.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

February 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released a letter to XPO Logistics CEO Bradley Jacobs expressing their concern about the timing of layoffs at the company’s Memphis facility amid serious allegations of pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment and suppression of labor organizing activities at XPO facilities around the country detailed i

February 22, 2019 Enewsletters

February 22, 2019


In The News

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.”

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.

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.

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.

May 18, 2015 In The News

Insurmountable student loan debt has been making headlines in recent years, but it’s not news to Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN). While a state senator in Tennessee, Cohen learned of the plight of a former intern who was in burdened with student loan debt. “I saw that and realized how unfair it was,” Cohen told Blue Nation Review. “It was stifling her life and her advancement.”



February 2, 2012 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen sits down with WMC-TV reporter Kontji Anthony to review the Second Session of the 111th Congress.

February 1, 2012 Video

Footage of the funeral for Lt. Col. Luke Weathers at Arlington National Cemetery. Lt. Col. Weathers was a member of the Red Tails.

February 1, 2012 Video

Congressman Cohen on Up with Chris Hayes, January 29, 2012. Panel included former Condoleeza Rice speechwriter Elise Jordan, Latino Decisions Communications Director Victoria deFrancesco Soto and Esther Armah of WBAI-FM. Part 2 of 2. Uploaded with permission from MSNBC.