Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

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February 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) noted the passing of 13-term North Carolina Congressman Walter B. Jones Jr. on Sunday, and made the following statement:

February 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, questioned Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker at a Judiciary Committee oversight hearing today.

February 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) recalled his congressional colleague John Dingell of Michigan, the longest serving member of Congress, who passed away Thursday at 92.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

February 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) hailed House passage of the Open Book to Equal Access to Justice Act, a bill he introduced earlier this year with Representative Doug Collins (R-GA).

While managing floor debate on the bill this afternoon for the Democratic side of the aisle prior to House passage, Congressman Cohen argued:

February 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) voted today to authorize the Judiciary Committee to subpoena Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker if he fails to appear or refuses to answer questions at a scheduled oversight hearing on Friday. The committee approved a resolution to authorize the subpoena by a vote of 23 to 13.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

February 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Tim Burchett (TN-02) today wrote Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) President William D.

February 5, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) watched President Trump’s second State of the Union message to Congress on television at his office in the Rayburn House Office Building and released the following statement:

February 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) paid tribute to Memphis disc jockey George “GK” Klein, a friend of Elvis Presley since they met at Humes High School at age 13. Klein was a groomsman in Elvis’ wedding and was a pall bearer at his 1977 funeral. Klein died Tuesday evening at 83.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

February 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) reviewed Governor Bill Lee’s first major legislative initiative, a plan announced today to expand vocational and technical education using money generated by the Tennessee Lottery, and made the following statement:

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In The News

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

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 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 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 – 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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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 2, 2015 In The News

[MEMPHIS, TN] - Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) issued the following statement after learning that his friend and hero Minnie Minoso passed away this morning:

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January 13, 2012 Video
Take a virtual tour of the MLK Memorial in Washington, DC and read Congressman Cohen's remarks on Dr. King's legacy.
December 20, 2011 Video

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.

December 20, 2011 Video

Congressman Cohen appeals to House Republicans to extend tax cuts, the Medicare "doc fix" and unemployment insurance for two more months.

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