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December 16, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the Shelby County Board of Education will receive a $12,829,760 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to operate its Head Start programs.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

December 14, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS—Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will receive a $380,000 grant from the National Eye Institute for retina research.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“I’m pleased that our Memphis medical school will continue its important work in vision research with this grant funding.”

December 14, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, made the following statement after hearing that Attorney General William Barr has resigned:

December 13, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today released the following statement after learning of the passing of longtime pastor and civic leader the Reverend James Netters.

December 10, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today sent a letter to coronavirus relief negotiators expressing his support for an extension of the December 30, 2020 spending deadline for financial assistance to states, tribes and local governments. 

The letter reads in part: 

December 10, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today wrote to House and Senate negotiators considering a possible coronavirus relief bill, urging them to include language that would keep President Trump’s name from appearing on a second round of Economic Impact Payment (EIP) stimulus checks. A similar prohibition was included in the Heroes Act that passed in May.

December 9, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today introduced legislation and Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey introduced a companion bill in the Senate to address the epidemic of childhood obesity in America. The measure, the Reducing Obesity in Youth Act, has implications for the future health of these children and has a bearing on future national health care costs and national security. 

December 9, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a $164,718 grant from the Department of Health and Human Service’s graduate medical training program.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

December 8, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS -- Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today was pleased to see the Water Resources Development Act pass the House, a measure which includes his language transferring the operation and maintenance of the Memphis flood control system to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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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.”

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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.

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.”

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Videos

February 3, 2012 Video

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

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.

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