WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be receiving a grant of $9,965,625 from the National Cancer Institute for research on experimental and preclinical modeling involving acute leukemia. The funding is part of a cooperative agreement with the specialized research facility.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that Christ Community Health Center will be receiving a grant of $650,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Congressman Cohen made the following statement:
WASHINGTON – Congressmen Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) and Steve Chabot (R-OH-01) today introduced the End Discriminatory State Taxes for Automobile Renters Act, limiting the use of excise taxes on “out-of-town” visitors renting cars to raise revenue for local needs.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today voted in favor of House Judiciary Committee procedures for conducting an investigation into President Trump’s conduct and if articles of impeachment should be brought to the full House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will receive an $85,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities to support its ongoing Sickle Cell Surveillance Program.
WASHINGTON – Last night, Congressman Cohen voted for and the House Judiciary Committee passed a series of bills to help respond to gun violence. Those bills included H.R. 1236, the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019, amended to include provisions from H.R. 3076, the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act; H.R.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the Memphis and Shelby County Health Department will be receiving a grant of $999,724 from the Center for Mental Health Services for its mental health and substance abuse programs.
Congressman Cohen made the following statement:
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A bipartisan effort to legalize medical marijuana at the federal level is now underway in both Houses of Congress, and its sponsors acknowledge they face an uphill climb to passage - but they believe the public is on their side.
City officials are working on applications for federal funds to be used to reduce the number of backlogged rape kit cases.
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen announced this week that two new federal grants aimed at eliminating such backlogs around the country are now accepting applications. Together, the grants have $41 million available to cities nationwide.
Orestes “Minnie” Minoso — the “Cuban Comet” who broke barriers for Latin baseball players in America — was remembered Saturday as a pioneer for Chicago’s immigrants, a loving family man and a true baseball fan long past his playing days.
CHICAGO — To White Sox fan Theresa Pawlicki, the small crowd of people gathered outside Holy Family Church for Minnie Minoso’s funeral service Saturday seemed, oddly, like a reunion of long-lost friends.
“Just talking to all these fans, hearing their stories about Minnie, they all have such a special connection to him,” she said, blinking to hold back tears.
All aboard! Dogs and cats could ride along as passengers on some Amtrak trains under a pilot program passed by the U.S. House as part of a bill to reauthorize funding for the rail service.
When Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, took to the House floor on Wednesday, he paid tribute to former White Sox player Minnie Minoso, the first black player from Latin America, who died on Sunday.
WASHINGTON — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi politely stood and clapped when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu entered the House chamber for his long-awaited, and highly controversial, speech to Congress. The longer he spoke, the less enthusiastic she got.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before a joint session of Congress “political theatre” worthy of an Oscar and said he was right to boycott it.
“The political game was won,” the Memphis Democrat said, “but the world game of peace was lost.”
WASHINGTON — Some are standing with President Obama. Some are protesting the actions of the House speaker, John A. Boehner. Still others say they do not want to be props in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election campaign.
[MEMPHIS, TN] - Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) issued the following statement after learning that his friend and hero Minnie Minoso passed away this morning:
Congressman Cohen explains the cost of failing to pass the Senate-passed bill to extend payroll tax cuts, the Medicare "doc fix" and unemployment insurance by two months.
Congressman Cohen appeals to House Republicans to extend tax cuts, the Medicare "doc fix" and unemployment insurance for two more months.