Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee


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May 3, 2019 Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, presided at a field hearing in Houston today to examine voting rights in Texas.

May 2, 2019 Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) brought a ceramic chicken and a bucket of fried chicken to the House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing today at which Attorney General William P. Barr was a no-show.

Congressman Cohen later released the following statement:

May 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) voted for, and the House passed, H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, ensuring that the United States honors its commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015 and leaves a healthier, safer and more sustainable world for future generations. The vote was 231 to 190.

May 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today recognized Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, with his Congressional colleagues. The observance begins at sundown today. As a state senator, Cohen sponsored, and the Tennessee General Assembly passed, legislation to create the Tennessee Holocaust Commission.

April 30, 2019 Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) supported four bipartisan, commonsense measures to lower prescription drug costs by easing access to generic drugs and ensuring generic drug companies can compete with the huge brand-name companies.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

April 29, 2019 Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) is pleased to announce that his former Legislative Director, Reisha Phills Buster, is returning as Legislative Director. Her first day back is today.

April 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be awarding two grants totaling $9.9 million to two essential Memphis health care institutions.


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.

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.



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.