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September 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Co-Chairman of the Congressional Iran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus, today condemned the appointment of two known criminals to the leadership of the Iranian government, and made the following statement:

September 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Cohen Steve Cohen (TN-09), Co-Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, better known as the Helsinki Commission, today presided at a hearing on “Seeking Justice and Freedom in Belarus.” Co-Chairman Ben Cardin, the Senator from Maryland, also presided during parts of the hearing.

September 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that Southwest Tennessee Community College has received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Predominantly Black Institutions Program to improve educational outcomes for African American male students.

September 16, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that Memphis and Shelby County’s continuum of care organization, the Community Alliance for the Homeless, will receive a grant of $3,444,180 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for a youth homelessness prevention demonstration program.

September 16, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the Tri-State Community Health Center will receive a grant of $338,735 for primary care HIV prevention from the Department of Health and Human Services.

September 16, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today announced a $22,287,819 Department of Transportation (DOT) grant to Memphis International Airport for the ongoing construction of de-icing pads and related facilities.

September 16, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced two grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) totaling $4,192,346 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).

September 16, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, today commemorated Constitution Day. Friday, September 17, marks the 234th anniversary of the formal signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787.

September 14, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Representatives Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ed Case (HI-01), Jahana Hayes (CT-05) and Tim Ryan (OH-13) tonight wrote to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin seeking information about the U.S.-supplied aircraft Afghan pilots flew to Uzbekistan as the Afghan military collapsed before the Taliban takeover of thei

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In The News

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:

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

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 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 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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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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