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September 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, today voted for, and the House passed, the Eliminating the Quantifiably Unjust Application of the Law (EQUAL) Act, a sentencing reform measure that ends the disparity between crack and powder cocaine offenses.

September 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today applauded a decision by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to change its guidance on the use of monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19 patients in line with recommendations he made in a letter to President Biden last week.

September 24, 2021 Enewsletters

 

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September 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) last night sent a letter to President Joe Biden asking the administration and National Institutes of Health to make monoclonal antibodies more readily available to patients with COVID-19.

September 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen, Co-Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, better known as the Helsinki Commission, and the commission’s Ranking Member, Congressman Joe Wilson, today introduced a resolution condemning the crackdown on freedom of expression in Belarus following last year’s fraudulent preside

September 23, 2021 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) tonight voted against the multi-billion National Defense Authorization Act, which included $25 billion more than the Pentagon itself requested.

September 23, 2021 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) tonight voted against the multi-billion National Defense Authorization Act, which included $25 billion more than the Pentagon itself requested.

September 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its Aviation Subcommittee, today questioned expert witnesses at a hearing on “Disruption in the Skies: The Surge in Air Rage and its Effects on Workers, Airlines, and Airports.”

September 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today applauded House passage of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that included his amendments to stem foreign corruption and requiring the Secretary of Defense to attempt to recover aircraft supplied by the United States that Afghan pilots flew out of the country a

September 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the House Co-Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, better known as the Helsinki Commission, today spoke on the House floor in favor of two amendments he authored for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 National Defense Authorization Act.

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In The News

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.

March 15, 2015 In The News

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.

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March 10, 2015 In The News

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.

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March 7, 2015 In The News

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.

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March 7, 2015 In The News

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.

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March 4, 2015 In The News

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.

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March 4, 2015 In The News

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.

March 3, 2015 In The News

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.

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March 3, 2015 In The News

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.”

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March 3, 2015 In The News

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.

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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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