Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

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March 26, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) was the only member of the Tennessee Congressional delegation to receive a perfect score on the Defenders of Wildlife Conservation Report Card for the 2nd Session of the 115th Congress.

March 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that Christ Community Health Services Inc. will be receiving a grant of $5,416,771 from the Department of Health and Human Services for its ongoing work meeting the needs of the medically underserved.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

March 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) voted to override President Trump’s veto of a bipartisan resolution to overturn his declaration of a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexican border and to spend unauthorized money on a wall. The override vote, which requires a two-thirds supermajority, failed by a vote of 248 to 181.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

March 22, 2019 Enewsletters

March 22, 2019

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March 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be receiving a $470,098 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to conduct research into schizophrenia.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

March 15, 2019 Enewsletters

March 15th, 2019

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March 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) voted for and the House passed a resolution, H. Con. Res. 24, expressing a sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2106 Presidential Election should be made public. The vote was 420 to 0.

March 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will be receiving a $609,360 grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to conduct vascular research.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

March 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) went to the House floor this morning to deliver remarks on the life and passing of his friend, Memphis songwriter and recovery minister John Kilzer. See his remarks here.

 

 

March 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Steve Cohen (D-TN) and John Ratcliffe (R-TX) today introduced legislation to protect consumers from unfair taxes on digital goods and services like those purchased over the internet or on smartphones. The Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act would ensure that digital goods and services are not taxed at a higher rate than their tangible counterparts.  

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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.

February 4, 2015 In The News

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans has failed during a special legislative session.

The Senate Health Committee defeated the Republican governor's Insure Tennessee plan Wednesday on a 7-4 vote.

February 4, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen said Wednesday he’s considering skipping Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress next month because he fears it will damage Israel’s relationship with the United States.

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January 30, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen sponsored legislation in the Tennessee Senate that led to creation of the HOPE Scholarship, which provides four-year college students with $4,000 a year for their studies.

January 20, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis calls the Tennessee Promise last dollar scholarship program for community college and state technical centers “a fraud.”

And last week he said a plan by President Barack Obama to model a federal program on Tennessee Promise probably won’t get past the Republican majorities in the U.S. Senate and House.

January 15, 2015 In The News

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) has reintroduced legislation requiring the Justice Department to maintain data on how many people are killed by police officers each year.

Cohen, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced the legislation in December but filed it again for the new Congress that started this month.

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January 13, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen has refiled legislation to require law enforcement agencies to report detailed information on police use of deadly force to a national database.

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January 9, 2015 In The News

Long a proponent of taking the decennial congressional apportionment process out of the hands of politicians, Rep. Steve Cohen has once again introduced legislation to do just that.

January 6, 2015 In The News
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December 18, 2014 In The News

Nine members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation Thursday sent a letter to Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Marilyn Tavenner requesting an extension of TennCare’s waiver approval from earlier this year.

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December 15, 2011 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen honored the Bill of Rights on the House floor.

December 14, 2011 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen speaks on the House floor about overbroad drug trafficking laws.

December 13, 2011 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen spoke on the House floor about how the GOP is adding harmful riders to legislation that would extend unemployment insurance and create jobs.

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