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October 29, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today urged constituents who have received absentee mail-in ballots to take them to the Bartlett Post Office and drop them in the dropbox. With just days before this Tuesday’s November 3 election, Congressman Cohen is concerned that the U.S. Post Office might not be able to deliver mailed-in ballots from remote locations in time to be counted.

October 29, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today clarified misleading claims by the Trump White House about the high Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rate in the third quarter, explaining that the deceptive figure being touted days before the election follows the second quarter GDP’s historic low.

October 26, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today wrote to House Democratic leaders asking that they incorporate an increase in coronavirus economic relief funding for cinemas like one recently introduced in the Senate. That measure, the Heroes Small Business Lifeline Act, establishes targeted relief for movie theaters that will save both jobs and the movie industry.

October 21, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, applauded today’s commutation of the life sentence being served by 70-year-old Curtis McDonald but urged President Trump to use a more systematic approach to release thousands of similarly situated non-violent offenders before he leaves office.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

October 16, 2020 Enewsletters

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October 15, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today led a letter with 32 other Members of Congress demanding that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) alert the non-tax filers of its new Economic Impact Payment (EIP) registration deadline of November 21, 2020.

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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.

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