MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, today condemned President Trump’s pardon of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn with the following statement:
MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) and state Senator Raumesh Akbari sent a letter to Governor Bill Lee asking him to redouble efforts to see that Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) cards reach eligible families.
MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a longtime member of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, today led a letter to House Leadership requesting it retain his Interior and Environment appropriations amendment requiring the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to utilize $11 million in funding for humane, reversible fertility control for tens of thousands of wild horses and burros under
MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) released the following statement commemorating this year’s Thanksgiving holiday:
MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today wrote to General Service Administration Administrator Emily Murphy, reminding her of longstanding document requests he made about the Old Post Office in Washington now operating as The Trump International Hotel. Murphy has declined to declare that Joe Biden is the President-elect, preventing the transition to a new administration to begin.
MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today wrote for a third time to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asking for clarification of the Treasury Department’s plan to forgive Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans despite clear evidence that some were obtained by fraud.
MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a $442,391 grant from the National Cancer Institute for research on epigenetic tumor suppression.
Congressman Cohen made the following statement:
WASHINGTON -- Congressman Cohen (TN-09) today was elected by the Region VII Delegation as its representative on the powerful Democratic Steering and Policy Committee for the 117th Congress that convenes in January. Region VII encompasses Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
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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 Steve Cohen speaks on the House floor about the Red Tails and other African American Trailblazers.