Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

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June 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, today questioned election law and Russian intelligence experts about conclusions drawn by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his review of Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. See his questioning of witnesses here

June 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Memphis will be receiving $199,673 from the National Science Foundation to underwrite research by Mechanical Engineering Professor Ranganathan Gopalakrishnan on “dusty plasmas.” Dusty plasmas are low temperature plasmas with charged microparticles suspended in them.

June 19, 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 presided over a hearing on “H.R.

June 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) applauded House passage of his amendment to the State and Foreign Operations spending bill that would prohibit certain federal departments and agencies from spending taxpayer dollars at Trump-owned businesses. The vote was 231 to 187.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

June 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Ben Cline (VA-06) introduced the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act to ensure that certain members of the National Guard and Reserves who fall on hard economic times after their military service will continue to obtain bankruptcy relief without having to fill out the substantial paperwork required by the so-called “means test

June 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will be receiving $699,999 from the Department of Health and Human Services for its advanced nursing training program. UTHSC has received $8,165,704 in federal grants so far this year.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

June 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, will preside at a hearing Wednesday on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act, and the Path to Restorative Justice.

June 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Memphis will be receiving $395,791 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for research identifying the neurophysiological basis of “risky decision-making.”

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In The News

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.

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.

Issues:
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

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

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 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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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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