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May 12, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Majority Whip James Clyburn asking them to prevent the privatization and outsourcing of federal jobs during the ongoing pandemic. Congressman Cohen cited a plan by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to outsource 108 Information Technology (I.T.) jobs to private contractors.

May 12, 2020 Press Release

 

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, today announced that the University of Memphis will receive a grant of $543,552 from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Materials Research.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

May 9, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), who represents Memphis, the birthplace of the blues and the home of Rock ’n’ Roll, today remembered Little Richard, a pioneer of Rock ’n’ Roll, who died today in Tullahoma, Tennessee, with this statement:

May 8, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a $410,606 research grant from the National Cancer Institute.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

May 7, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced $1,488,117 in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grants to three Memphis community health centers to expand their coronavirus testing capacity. Memphis Health Center Inc. will receive $409,024; Tri-State Community Health Center will receive $136,924; and Christ Community Health Services will receive $942,169.

May 7, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure’s Aviation Subcommittee, today commended Frontier Airlines for its decision to rescind its “More Room” social distance seat-pricing policy.

May 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (IL-04), both members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure’s Aviation Subcommittee, and Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts, a member of the Senate Committee on Science, Commerce and Transportation, today wrote to Frontier Airlines President and CEO Barry L.

May 5, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, today announced that the Department of Justice has awarded the City of Memphis a $2,523,880 grant to address emergency needs arising from the coronavirus pandemic.

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In The News

February 26, 2015 In The News

Close study of major changes in official American policies and attitudes reveals a principle that has been informally given the name of "Nixon-Goes-to-China" — a reference to President Richard Nixon's historic 1971 diplomatic opening to a country that U.S. officialdom had always withheld recognition from. 

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February 21, 2015 In The News

Today’s Big Idea: Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise scholarship program offers two years of free community college or technical school to all of the state’s high school graduates. It was funded by transferring $312 million in reserves from the Tennessee Lottery-funded Hope Scholarship program.

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February 20, 2015 In The News

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) is urging Attorney General Eric Holder to reclassify marijuana as a drug that has medical benefits.

Cohen suggested in a letter to Holder this week that the attorney general move marijuana to a new "schedule" of classification so that it is no longer considered one of the most dangerous drugs with no accepted medical use.

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February 19, 2015 In The News

A group of almost two dozen liberal Democrats have signed a letter to the leader of the U.S. House of Representatives asking him to postpone Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to a joint meeting of Congress next month.

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February 19, 2015 In The News

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen says Shelby County is receiving more than $5.6 million in federal funds to help care for people living with HIV.

Cohen said Wednesday that the funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.

February 14, 2015 In The News

Only one head of government is in the hall of fame of Cheltenham high school, just outside Philadelphia: prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu of Israel.

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February 13, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- In a historic step for the rights of dog owners, legislation that would instruct Amtrak to develop a pet-friendly policy is on the verge of passing the House of Representatives.

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed by voice vote on Thursday the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act.

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February 9, 2015 In The News

Some U.S. House Democrats are circulating a petition asking Speaker John Boehner to postpone a planned March 3 speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a joint meeting of Congress.

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February 4, 2015 In The News

Cassie was moving from New York City to Spring Lake, North Carolina, and she was devastated by the idea of giving up her five-year-old cat, Boots, who had been her beloved companion since he was a kitten. She was traveling to her new home by Amtrak, which still doesn’t allow pets, and Cassie couldn’t afford to fly Boots separately on an airplane.

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February 4, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn and other members of the Tennessee Congressional delegation introduced legislation on Wednesday that would make it illegal to use computer software called bots to purchase tickets to live events.

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December 16, 2011 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen wishes District 9 residents a Happy Holiday Season.

December 16, 2011 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen speaks about the end of the Iraq War.

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