Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

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June 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today voted for and the House passed H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act, whose Dream Act portion of the bill establishes a process for eligible immigrants brought to the United States as children to apply for legal permanent residency.

June 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be receiving a $538,500 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for work in biological chemistry.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

June 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen will speak at the dedication of the Russell B. Sugarmon Post Office on Friday after successfully passing legislation last year to honor the late judge and civic leader. A plaque will be unveiled at a 10 a.m. ceremony at the Crosstown Post Office, located at 1325 Autumn Avenue.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

June 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, today presided over a hearing on “Threats to Reproductive Rights in America.”

In his opening statement, Congressman Cohen said:

June 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, will preside Tuesday at a hearing on “Threats to Reproductive Rights in America.”

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

May 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will be receiving a $228,000 research grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to examine infection from leptospira bacteria.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

May 24, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – In advance of Monday’s observance of Memorial Day, Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) released the following statement:

May 23, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) noted the passing of his friend Roger T. Knox, and made the following statement:

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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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