Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee


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October 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) reacted to today’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation synagogue in Pittsburgh, an attack the Anti-Defamation League has said is likely the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States, with the following statement:

October 17, 2018 Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, today praised the use of DNA evidence to win a conviction against the perpetrator of an 18-year-old rape that occurred in southwest Memphis.  

October 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Lamar Smith (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 ensures that digital goods and services are not taxed at a higher rate than their tangible counterparts.  

October 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) expressed disappointment at today’s Senate confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and made the following statement: 



In The News

October 9, 2014 In The News

The University of Memphis on Thursday vaulted into a class of the nation’s top-tier universities seeking to harness the power of “big data” in biomedical research by landing a $10.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

October 7, 2014 In The News

A U.S. Small Business Administration outreach center will be open Wednesday through Oct. 14 to process disaster loan applications from residents affected by September flooding, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, announced.

The center will operate in Building C, Room 133 of the Shelby County Emergency Operations Center, 1075 Mullins Station.

September 30, 2014 In The News

The U.S. Department of Labor will grant $3.27 million in job training funds to William R. Moore College of Technology and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology.

September 30, 2014 In The News

A constant theme of the Memphis and Shelby County mayors and Greater Memphis Chamber leadership is that if Memphis and Shelby County expect to attract high-paying jobs, it is imperative that this community have a skilled workforce.

Educators also have bought into that goal, putting initiatives in place to graduate either job-ready or college-ready students.

September 19, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced an $856,363 federal grant to help the Shelby County Board of Education address and reduce youth violence and violence in schools. This funding comes through the U.S.

September 16, 2014 In The News

MEMPHIS, TN - Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are wrapping up their session this week.

It is considered by some to be the shortest legislative session in more than 50 years.

"We've got one more week in Congress and that's it," Tennessee Representative Steve Cohen said.

Cohen said he wants to see more done before congress adjourns on Friday.

September 15, 2014 In The News

Students at Oakhaven Middle School proved to be a receptive audience Monday morning as they got a visit from Congressman Steve Cohen (D-9th District) of Memphis, who attended an event in support of Constitution Week in America.

September 15, 2014 In The News

Fear of the Yelp review has driven some businesses around the country to attempt to fine customers for writing a bad review online.

California Rep. Eric Swalwell says this is a violation of free speech and will propose legislation this week to make it illegal.

September 11, 2014 In The News

Seedco has received more than $1.4 million that will be used to provide Tennesseans with access to health insurance.

The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services through their Navigator grant program.

September 5, 2014 In The News

Congressman Steve Cohen (D-District 9) of Memphis said Memphis will receive $148,885 in federal funding for violent gang and gun violence reduction efforts in Memphis.



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.