Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

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February 22, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Cohen sent a letter to National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner Adam Silver commending the league’s proposal to alter the NBA draft age requirement but questioning the league’s plan to delay the change until 2022.

February 18, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) remembered his friend and mentor Judge Russell B. Sugarmon this evening and made the following statement:

February 15, 2019 Enewsletters

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February 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, today condemned President Trump’s declaration of a state of emergency on the U.S.-Mexican border and made the following statement:

February 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) tonight voted for, and the House passed, a spending package that will likely avert another government shutdown.

February 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) received a 100 percent score from the NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, the organization behind Nuns on the Bus led by Sister Simone Campbell. The score was based on seven House votes, including House passage in December of the First Step Act, which was signed into law.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

February 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) was notified of the layoffs at XPO Logistics and made the following statement:

February 13, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, voted today to move the Bipartisan Background Checks Act to the floor for consideration by the full House.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

 

February 12, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced Tuesday a $398,778 grant from the National Institute on Aging to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to continue to study the equity and economic effects of Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services.  Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

February 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) noted the passing of former Vanderbilt University Vice Chancellor and Athletics Director David Williams II on Friday and made the following statement:

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In The News

May 15, 2015 In The News

Ferguson. Cleveland. Staten Island. North Charleston. Baltimore.

These are not just instances of police brutality. The problem is deeper than that. We have a flawed criminal justice system urgently in need of reform.

May 15, 2015 In The News

Cases involving police use of deadly force should be investigated by an independent prosecutor instead of local prosecuting attorneys who often work closely with law-enforcement officers and thus have a conflict of interest, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen said Wednesday.

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May 15, 2015 In The News

The Memphis Health Center has received a federal grant worth more than $3.7 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration.

The funding will be used to help fund the Memphis Health Center, which provides affordable health care services to Shelby County residents.

April 27, 2015 In The News

Michele Leonhart, the longtime leader of the Drug Enforcement Administration, is reportedly preparing to resign after nearly two dozen House lawmakers questioned her competence in handling an agency sex scandal.

April 24, 2015 In The News

Thursday, U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen introduced two bills that aim at boosting the development of aerotropolis transportation systems in Memphis and throughout the country.

Aerotropolis refers to the perspective of urban development focused on promoting diverse development surrounding airports.

April 22, 2015 In The News

Racial profiling is an injustice and Congress must put an end to it, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen said Wednesday as a bill he is co-sponsoring was introduced in Congress.

April 22, 2015 In The News

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) on Tuesday related his personal experience with polio to urge Americans to vaccinate their children.

April 21, 2015 In The News

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is honoring a Drug Enforcement Administration agent for rescuing a family from a burning truck in Memphis.

Cohen's office says he awarded DEA Special Agent Harold Hurley with a Congressional Badge of Bravery on Monday.

According to Cohen's office, Hurley saw a fire in the bed of a truck while driving to work on Dec. 2, 2013.

April 10, 2015 In The News

U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen joined FedEx Corp. team members for a test drive of the world’s first zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell ground support equipment Thursday.

FedEx collaborated with CharlatteAmerica, Plug Power Inc. and the U.S. Department of Energy to create 15 hydrogen fuel cell-powered Charlatte GSE cargo tractors and a Plug Power Inc. hydrogen fueling station.

April 8, 2015 In The News

Tennessee hospitals and community health centers could be getting more than a half-billion dollars from the federal government over the next decade to help them recover the cost of treating patients who cannot afford to pay.

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Videos

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 1 of 2. Uploaded with permission from MSNBC.

January 25, 2012 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen speaks on the House floor about President Obama's State of the Union speech, Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and American values.

January 23, 2012 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen speaks on the House floor about the Red Tails and other African American Trailblazers.

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