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June 6, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will receive a grant of $228,000 from the National Institute on Aging for research on amyloid precursor proteins.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

June 4, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that Amiracle Sanaa Laney of Cordova, an 11th grader at the Tennessee Virtual School, has won the Congressional Art Competition for the 9th Congressional District. Her painting, “Beauty in the Middle of a Pandemic” will hang in the U.S. Capitol along with the winners from other congressional districts around the country.

June 4, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the Stax Museum of American Soul Music will be receiving a grant of $168,728 from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences’ African American History and Culture program. The grants are designed to build the capacity of African American museums and support the growth and development of museum professionals.

June 4, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a grant of $3,686,681 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for research into SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) transmission and immunity.

June 3, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Memphis will receive a grant of $482,080 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study microplastics and their degradation and transport in agricultural soil and the interaction of hydrodynamics, chemistry and material sciences.

June 3, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today applauded introduction of the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act.

June 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, June 3, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time -- 9:00 a.m. Central time, Chairman Steve Cohen (TN-09) will preside at a House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing on protecting the right to vote during the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 2, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Memphis will receive $1,860,725 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for scholarships for disadvantaged students.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

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In The News

December 15, 2014 In The News

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

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December 9, 2014 In The News

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Ron Walter, WREG’s president and general manager, will fill one of nine positions on the TVA Board of Directors.

The U.S. Senate approved Wednesday Congressman Steve Cohen’s recommendation by a vote of 86 to 12.

December 3, 2014 In The News

A group of democratic Congressmen wrote a letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan Tuesday urging him to "carefully scrutinize" the proposed sale of for profit college behemoth Corinthian Colleges to a student loan debt collector with a troubled record.

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November 30, 2014 In The News

The grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, was bitterly disappointing to many whose fervent hope is to see all Americans treated with dignity and equality under our laws. Brown’s death is a tragedy that cannot be denied. His devastated family understandably feels they did not receive justice.

November 25, 2014 In The News

As Americans gather at their Thanksgiving table this month and join in the annual Black Friday sales, there are thousands of people who will be left out of this holiday cheer.  They are far away from their families, serving lengthy sentences for non-violent, and often minor, offenses.  Even though they pose no danger to the public, and taxpayers spend as much as $30,000 a year to incarcerate th

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November 14, 2014 In The News

To say Congressman Steve Cohen is unenthusiastic about the Tennessee Promise is an understatement.

“The people who mostly benefit from (Gov. Bill Haslam’s) plan are people who didn’t make the grades in high school and are higher than the average income,” Cohen says.

“That’s not exactly who you should be looking to benefit in society, the low-achievers and the affluent.

November 10, 2014 In The News

Construction began Monday on the more than $17.5 million project to add a bicycle and pedestrian pathway across the Harahan Bridge.

The Harahan Bridge project is part of the $43 million Main Street to Main Street Multi-Modal Connector project. That 10-mile project will link Downtown Memphis with West Memphis, Arkansas with more walkable and bike-able streets, pathways, and trails.

October 22, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to take a close look at the practice of “packing” minorities, especially African-Americans, into a single legislative district to reduce their overall influence.

October 20, 2014 In The News

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is criticizing Gov. Bill Haslam's campaign on the Tennessee Promise and use of lottery money for free junior college tuition, saying it "siphons" money from the Hope Scholarship and helps only affluent and low-achieving students.

October 17, 2014 In The News

Early next year, the first batch of long-term unemployed people could land jobs with Memphis tech companies under Bioworks’ new training program.

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December 13, 2011 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen honors MD Anderson on the House floor.

December 8, 2011 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder discuss "Fast and Furious" and preventing youth violence in a House Judiciary Committee hearing.

December 7, 2011 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen speaks against the REINS Act on the House floor.

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